Cabins for Kids Finale
June 13, 2014 marked the completion of Syd Sparks and Stephen Roise’s ride from Bellingham Bay, WA to Lake Michigan, WI. They shared a trip summary, fundraising update, and answered some questions on the Musana Camps Facebook page which are being shared here in an edited form. (For the full recap, check out Musana Camps on Facebook – you don’t need an account to access this)
From Syd and Stephen:
We are incredibly grateful for how…Learn More
Couple Uses God’s Gifts to Help Support Cabins for Kids
Since starting with New Hope Uganda Ministries in the North American office, I have been humbled by the generosity of so many. I have a unique job because I see every single donation that comes to the ministry. While I work in the North American office half way across the world from where New Hope Uganda (NHU) is located, I get to see what the missionaries don’t get to see while they’re on the ground. …Learn More
Cabins for Kids: Days 6 – 11
Syd and Stephen are on their 12th day! Here are some photos on the past six days. To find out what all this is about, or see days 1–5, click here.
Thursday, May 14th Start: Ritzville, WA End: Liberty Lake, WA Distance: 83 miles Elevation: 1,777 ft climb
Weather: The sun was shining through partly cloudy skies. Temps started in the 50′s and rose to almost 70 with a slight head wind. A…Learn More
A Week of Family Fun
Holiday. Three weeks. Rest? Not so much.
In David Family we had gardens to weed. The rains had started around mid-term so we planted. The crops flourished as the rains continued, but so did the weeds.
Once the first term ended the kids weren’t waking before dawn for school, but they were still up early every morning with hoes raised high then aimed expertly at invading roots. Finally, the gardens were declared clean and the reward came.
Term Two Begins!
Today marked the first day of the second school term of the year. I had the opportunity to go down to the Primary School and photograph the usual Monday morning assembly time which this week also included a few remarks about the new term. Children came bearing brooms and backpacks, and then entered the porch to sing, have devotion time, and listen to what new things the new term will bring.
By Kara…Learn More
Cabins for Kids
On May 7th, Syd Sparks and Stephen Roise set off from Bellingham Washington on bikes to travel three quarters the length of the United States, fundraising for new cabins at Musana Camps. Musana has been forced to turn away over 400 kids due to inadequate lodging. Through this bike trip they hope to raise $166,000 to build 10 cabins and shower houses; enabling them to lead more people toward life transformation as they encounter Christ.…Learn More
Facing the Giants
Our New Hope Stallions boys team’s second game was against Lubiri, the team that ended up winning Nationals. It was a real David vs Goliath experience. I wish I had a picture of the two full teams (hopefully the photo gives you some idea of the size difference). Lubiri has 4 or 5 guys that were 6’6” or taller and very athletic. 10 of their 12 guys were over six feet. They all looked five years older…Learn More
This week marks the end of the first term break. The schools were quiet and all the students were relieved to have the first term exams finished. Some spent their free time looking for jobs to earn money; some continued studying for next term. In David family, the Ludo board (a board game very similar to parcheesi) was out almost constantly, and in other families the boys were preparing for the upcoming football (soccer) tournament.
It’s the last week of break before the second term; the children’s brains are resting from school, hoes and slashers are leaning idle in their stores by late morning every day, and the kids are sitting around needing something to fill the afternoons. So naturally, the families decided to arrange a football (soccer) tournament between the six family groups.
On Monday, as you approached the Primary field, you could hear periodic cheering and the quick…Learn More
Basketball Nationals: Wrap Up
Saturday, the boys and girls basketball teams made the 8 hour return trip to Kasana Children’s Centre from the National Basketball tournament. Here is an update from Tal Anderson, New Hope Academy Stallions coach.
Thursday the boys played a great game and won quite handily. All the boys got to play that game and they all did very well. By the end of the game each boy had scored at least once in the tournament!