By Katabazi N. Simon, EEVPS (Primary School) Headmaster, NHU Staff since Nov. 1995
As I begin to write this testimony, my heart is resonating with these words of Psalm 145 : “ The Lord is faithful in all His words and kind in all his works… the eyes of all look to you and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.”
Every year since 1995, each of our P.7 classes have been blessed to go out on a study tour during which they have always visited at least one of the National parks and games reserves in the country and also toured some factories, the Uganda Museum, the Zoo and the International Airport. This year’s p.7 trip was no exception as the group of 33 students together with two teachers and two childcare staff toured all the above places on August 11 – 13.
Over the years, God has been using Calvary Chapel Downey church ( CCDC) to provide funds for these trips. They (CCDC) have been sending a mission team to accompany the P.7 students together with their teachers to go on these trips. We are so thankful to all our brothers and sisters at this church for partnering with us to enable our students to go on these incredible and memorable educational trips.
Raising funds for these trips has become quite a challenge in the recent past for CCDC with the credit crunch that hit the US and the world over.
However, God is so amazing and faithful in that He was more than able to generously provide for this year’s P.7 study tour. Despite the fact there was no team could come from Downey to bring the funds and to accompany the P.7 class, we were able to use the funds that were left over from last year’s trip to pay for this year’s trip. We actually had more than enough for we had even a balance of slightly over Shs. 2,000, 000 ( About US $1000.00) which we saved for next year’s trip.
So, I am so thankful to God for His faithfulness in providing for His children. We really had a wonderful of time relationship building, having fun, and learning together about God’s wonderful creation during this trip. I believe that all the kids will remember this incredible tour of some of the most beautiful parts of their country for many years to come. The trip is indeed a wonderful gift to each of our students. Please keep praying that God will continue to provide funds for these trips for they really enrich our school curriculum and are a real blessing to all our kids.
About the author
Simon Katabazi, Headmaster Essubbi Eppya Vocational Primary School. Uncle Simon has served at NHU for 15 years and lives at Kasana Children’s Center with his wife Noelina, who teaches tailoring at the Vocational School. The Katabazis have four biological children Sammy (7.5), Solomon (6), Sarah (3.5) and Shalom (18months).