Multiplication at the Father’s Houses! Grand “kids” on the way.Rich Stigall
Some of you may remember the story from our team’s Thanksgiving service this past January (Click here to read)
Exciting news! The holy goat from Lira’s Thanksgiving service is now pregnant.
Grand “kids” are on the way!
In fact there is much multiplication and fruitfulness at the Father’s Houses!
In Kabale, just a year and a half ago, Rwere Primary School was struggling and some feared it may close with its low enrollment. However, as the Father’s House was built, a grand influx of children and a new school block injected new life and promise for the community. Today, a large grassy playing field serves the school that has grown to 521 students and the community. That’s a lot of multiplication on many levels!
Also, there is great joy in the birth announcement of nine piglets, two black and white spotted kids, a flock of chickens, a chattering of chicks (free range—can’t get more organic than this—look out Whole Foods!), and a warren of rabbits. (Those frisky bunnies! Just when you get them counted out hops another!) (See more pictures below)
The Arch-Bishop was so thrilled he gave the Father’s House a cow! In Uganda, a real home has its own cow, and now the children of The Father’s House can enjoy home sweet home.
Father Obed is a big man! Big in the sense that he knows how to get things done! As the Pastor and Champion of Kabale, he did such an amazing job that he was promoted to Rukore to start another Father’s House community. Rukore is built on a mountain adjacent to Rwanda. Beauty is a panoramic 360. The air is brisk as mist hangs in the valleys and circles the mountain tops. I had visited Rukore six months ago as they were just adding a roof to the first home and digging the foundation for a second. Today, as we arrived, we celebrated the completion of eight homes and the welcoming addition of 80 children and the dear Mothers who had been carefully chosen for them. (See video below)
Jolly Obed, greeted us royally into his home with Allen for lunch and African tea. We followed with a tour of the Rabbitery. The children of each home have been given two rabbits to care for in their own hutch that fits into an “eight-plex” rabbit condo unit. Soon, the rabbits will multiply—this will provide nutritional protein into their diets. Also their pellets are rich in minerals to use in the community garden that is the center point of their village. The children will learn firsthand, their addition and multiplication tables caring for this growing hop of bunnies. Then, we were welcomed into each home to meet the children and their Mother. Great pride and joy were on all the faces. We were the first team of visitors—Obed explains this significance to us. A home is a place to welcome guests and visitors— Joyfully Obed shares:
Thank you friends, for visiting us and making the Father’s House a real home this day!
Children at Gulu Singing Praise
Livestock in Uganda