Message to Paul Ortega from Pastor Wilberforce Okumu in Mbale, Uganda:
The three Libraries were all commissioned today. The invited guests went over to Namakwekwe, then to Mbale High and finally to Wambwa where the main opening ceremony was held. In the evening the team played soccer with Mbale SS and at 7:00 pm the group has an interactive meeting with school administrators, teachers and librarians of all the six schools with libraries in Mbale. It was a great time. I am sure Trudy will write to you about it.
The feeling of joy at the completed work can not be expressed and we have to thank God for each one of you who have labored so much to share your love through the provision of libraries.
Tomorrow morning the team goes on home visits of the children on the Wambwa feeding programme. Then to Sisiyi Falls.
In all this I know that back there some one/people are praying.
From the blog of volunteer Jennifer Martin, a teacher at Maplewood Elementary in Austin, who is on her first trip to Uganda (www.maplewood2uganda.com/uganda):
19 June, 2009: