I’m inviting you to come and visit our brand new website, www.joshandnadineinafrica.com
The old website will still direct you here, to our new home and new look, so it should be easy for you to find!
The last few weeks and months have been a whirlwind out here so forgive us for not writing! In that time I’ve been back to Burundi, and also visited Kenya and Rwanda on work-related travel. To say that it’s been “crazy” has been a bit of an understatement!
In the midst of everything we’ve also been deeply affected by all of the news coming out of Burundi. The actions of the ruling party and president have paved the way for a total economic breakdown, made the possibility of a food-shortage crisis a certainty, and have done away with the very concept of democracy. Many of our friends have fled the country just as many have chosen to stay and do what little they can. There is a deep feeling of hopelessness and loss as everyone prepares for the worst. Nadine and I would both invite you to read Simon Guillebaud’s blog as he shares his deep feelings and insight about what’s happening there. That is all to say that Burundi is in need of your prayers and support now more than ever, and please CLICK HERE to learn more and pray.
Here in Uganda, things are progressing with LifeNet. Learning a new culture, a new way of doing things, and navigating all of it by yourself has been a daunting task, but one I’m very thankfully coming to the end of as I begin recruiting for my team here! It’s a really exciting time as we are prayerfully considering candidates as they come pouring in. It’s really exciting to be at the forefront of what is going on with establishing LifeNet as an organization here in Uganda! We have our partner health centers, we are working towards official registration with the government, and people are excited! Our partners are excited, the local Ministry of Health is wanting to learn more, and even institutional and governmental organizations like USAID are wanting to learn more! Wow!
The main reason I’m writing is to let all of you incredible supporters that we know have a Canadian, tax-receiptable way to support Nadine and I here in Uganda! Through this you’d also be supporting the great work that LifeNet is doing out here as we partner with local health centers to provide medical and management training. LifeNet has a track-record of doing incredible work, and we’ve established that for less than $1 (94 cents), you can double the quality of care being received by a patient this year. That means safe deliveries, healthy moms and healthy babies, malaria treatments, pneumonia infections, all being done at the highest standards of care possible here in Central East Africa.
We have partnered with Serving in Mission (SIM) Canada to make this all possible for people like you, our Canadian family, to support us and be a part of our mission.
Please, CLICK HERE to be directed to our giving page at SIM Canada.
To be clear, this was made possible through Nadine and I becoming official volunteers with SIM Canada, and as part of an agreement with LifeNet International, the project is open for donations! When you choose to support LifeNet through SIM Canada, your donation automatically goes towards covering our support. Once our support for the year has been reached, then LifeNet will be free to use the funds raised to bolster our program here in Uganda.
On our main website page, the link is also available if you access our menu button on the top right-hand corner of your screen!
We are so excited about this opportunity, as you have all been such an amazing and faithful part of our success out here in Africa. The reality is, God is responsible for it all and he allows us to each be a part of his successes!
If you have questions, please always feel free to reach out and connect with us! We’d love to hear from you. Expect more updates in the coming weeks, as we catch you up on everything that’s been happening here in Uganda. Please keep on praying, keep on sharing, and check out our new prayer card HERE!
Love you all, we’ll be writing soon!