#GivingTuesday – December 2nd
If you have liked us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter you’ve begun to see posts about something called “Giving Tuesday.”
Giving Tuesday (referred to on social media as #GivingTuesday) is a campaign for a national day of giving to charities and nonprofit organizations. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is the chance to see beyond the consumerism of the season. The Holidays officially kicked off with Thanksgiving (in the States) and…Learn More
From Nairobi: Holding on and a planWednesday, November 19: An update from Kimberly White, the Kasana Children’s Centre nurse, who accompanied Aunt Ketty for evaluation and treatment in Nairobi.
Ketty is sound asleep a few feet away from me. She fell quickly asleep. It won’t be long before sleep finds me. But, before that happens, I wanted to bring fingers to the keyboard and let you know what happened today at the doctor’s appointment. It was slated to happen at 2:30…Learn More
Last week the current Investment Year (IY – learn more here) participants handed over their ceremonial plaque, and with it all the responsibilities, opportunities, and experiences of the IY to the Secondary 4 students who had just recently completed their final exams. During this 9th IY Handover, the 2014 students were celebrated for their hard work and released to the next stages in their education.
Aunt Jessica, the Early Adulthood Coordinator, told one of the…Learn More
The Journey Continues … an Update on Ketty Okoth
Less than one month ago we collectively shouted, “HALLELUJAH!” in response to the healing Ketty Okoth received from esophageal cancer. She, her family and the entire New Hope Uganda community, as well as those of you who have stood with us in prayer have enjoyed and celebrated her victory! Indeed, she beat the odds against that onslaught becoming a member of a group of survivors comprising less than 20% of esophageal cancer patients.
P7 Exams: Please Pray
Happy Monday from Uganda!
This Monday and Tuesday our Primary 7 candidates will be taking the Primary Leaving Exam (PLE) which determines their ability to advance to secondary school. The P7 students from Kasana and Kobwin Children’s Centres have been studying for this exam all year. They will appreciate your prayers as they tackle this milestone.Learn More
Can You Shout Hallelujah?
At the end of last week, Aunt Ketty and her husband, Okoth Casmil, were in Kampala. They began the day with a CT scan, followed by her fourth round of chemotherapy, and then a consultation with her oncologist. That consultation started a chain of phone calls as she relayed that news that she was declared cancer free!!!!! Both abdominal and chest CTs were clear!What a journey! What a faithful God we serve! With Him she…Learn More
An end of one chapter and the beginning of many, many more.
Today we hear from Kimberly White, one of the Kasana Children’s Centre nurses. Many have been walking with a young man from our secondary school through the diagnosis of a serious medical condition. His condition deteriorated over the past month and Wizeye went to be with Jesus this Tuesday. As is the local custom, he was buried on Wednesday after a memorial service at the Kasana Church which reminded those present of the hope in…Learn More
Prayer for Sons and Daughters Taking Exams
In the Ugandan school system, students take major exams at P7 (the end of primary school education), S4 (the end of “O-level” secondary eduation), and S6 (the end of “A-level” secondary education). Our sons and daughters in S4 and attending our New Hope Academy receive their orientation instructions on tomorrow (Friday, October 10) and begin their strenuous three week examination process on Monday, October 13. The scores our children obtain play a significant…Learn More
Over the school holiday, 40 members of Emmanuael Youth Outreach (EYO) traveled to the Yumbe district in northwestern Uganda for a week-long outreach. EYO is a youth-led, adult-supported ministry of Kasana Community Church.
Nanteza Aziza, an S5 student, shared her perspective on her primary ministry involvement at the health center during the EYO Outreach.
“My favorite [part] was praying for the sick and speaking to the people who were taking care of the sick. The hardest part was…Learn More
Staff Profile – Sambwe Rogers
In 1996 Sambwe Rogers joined New Hope Uganda as a day student from Kasana Village. Over the course of his schooling, his academic and work aspirations shifted. He now serves as the Hope Family Social Worker and on the Kasana Children’s Centre Management Committee.