To aid Hans-Ueli`s recovery from burn-out, the Gersters have ended their assignment at the Japanese church in Switzerland. They are now seeking God`s way forward, but first have a holiday in June.
· Please pray for refreshment and healing for Hans-Ueli.
· Pray the church continues to grow and that God will provide a new Pastor for them.
· Praise God that Mika`s sensor and computer are working again and she can at last communicate independently despite her Multiple Sclerosis.
· We praise God for His grace to us each day. May we be found faithful at this difficult time. We are so grateful for the support of all who stand with us in prayer and giving.
We look forward to seeing you all in August when we`ll be in Lindfield for a few weeks! Love from Wendy and Hans-Ueli.
South Rwenzori Diocese, SW Uganda.
All Saints’ has supported the Diocese over the 27 years of its existence. All Saints’ currently provides financial sup-port for theological students at Uganda Christian University and Bishop Barham University College and lay readers in training at Kisinga Divinity College.
Picture: St Paul’s Cathedral, Kasese
• Progress towards an updated website for the Diocese.
• The recent visit of Rob and Jen Morris to South Rwenzori
Please pray for:
· The local people who have lost homes and possessions in the recent serious flooding around Kasese, and for the church as it continues to help these people.
· Wisdom in planning for the introduction of internet resources at Kisinga Divinity College, that this may be accomplished in a way that is sustainable locally. This will allow students, including those supported by All Saints’, to access up-to-date study materials.
· Vision for a viable way forward with the large property owned by the church in Kasese but unfinished due to lack of resources.
The income generation projects established by the Diocese to reduce dependence on weekly collections, particularly for staff salaries.
SCHOOL MISSION - Since we made the difficult decision last year to terminate all salaried workers for School Mission, we have encouraged those with a heart for the work to find ways of supporting themselves through a small business that will support them and the work they are doing. We've been amazed to see an emergence of many of the previously salaried workers now working hard on business projects ranging from building projects to chicken and quail rearing!
Here in Ndola, Priya and I have set up Farm Fresh, a weekly vegetable delivery scheme aimed at the expat community. We have employed a number of full time and part time workers and are now bringing in up to GBP 200 per week from vegetable sales.
NORTH STAR - North Star is going very well. It seems that the word is spreading about what we do - we've had a lot of work in the past few months ranging from schools work to businesses and a local community hospital.
Ayesha seems to be over her health issues so we're all very relieved about that!
One of Isubilo's strengths is the time and individual attention given to the children and young people.
Please pray for this year's interns - these are children who have finished schooling and wish to go on to further training and education in a year’s time .
They will get work experience in all the departments, helping them to choose future careers, preparing them for life outside the townships, learning life skills, time keeping, how to work as part of a team, and taking part in Bible studies and discussions.
They will be mentored one to one by department heads.
It is a time when many are able to work through some of the hurts of past experiences, deepen their faith and trust in their Heavenly Father (many have not known their own fathers, or have bad memories of them).
It is a great opportunity to speak into these children's lives.
Pray for wisdom, insight and sensitivity for the mentors.
Thanks for last year's interns now settled in colleges, universities and training centres across Zambia.
Pray that they will meet up with other Christians, find sound welcoming churches and be able to share their living faith
with their fellow students.
Tim and Jenny Buzzard