Dirt. Climbing Trees. Toy Guns. Race Cars. I’ve come to realize that these things are universally of interest to boys. Of all ages, really. The Shepherd Center boys here in Uganda are no exception. From the rumbling around town, it would be impossible not to notice that we had several race cars in Kabale for … Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys
Hey Cub fans, what do you say? Want to help this young man? The last days of January this year was a big transition for him: He went from living on the streets of Kabale town to having a home at The Shepherd Center. Sponsoring Elvis at $50/month will help us cover his school fees, … Continue reading Go Cubs Go!
Recently our board member, Elaine, and her husband Bruce were in Uganda. We enjoyed a few days with them at the beginning of their month-long mission. During that time they helped get the boys who had just been welcomed into The Shepherd Center with new clothes and bedding. We celebrated the opening of the new … Continue reading Boiled Eggs, Power Outages, & Packed Couches
We have passed through one of the busiest weeks at The Shepherd Center: The First Week of School! Expenses are high, as well as excitement! For our new boys, this is the return to school after years without attending. Some have never been to school before this year. This is yet another reason why we … Continue reading School Has Started
January 29th was a big day at The Shepherd Center. We had two USA Board members visiting, both of whom preached in our community church’s two services. During the second service, we celebrated with a special Thanksgiving. Here in Uganda, it is common for people to give thanksgiving offerings to God as a way to thank … Continue reading Grand Re-Opening
With a grand opening the last Sunday of January, and a major push in fundraising to finish the house on time in the same month, The Shepherd Center has been a busy construction zone! In the last week, a large crew of hardworking men did a ton of work. Plumbing, flooring, plastering, painting, and so … Continue reading A Whirlwind of Work
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established. through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. Proverbs 24:3 & 4 While reading and praying through Proverbs 24 this morning, these words jumped off the page. At The Shepherd Center there is a lot of activity this week. … Continue reading Building A House With Wisdom
It is January, and The Shepherd Center is off to a BIG start. Before this month is over, we anticipate welcoming 16 new boys into the program. We will take them off the streets, and into our home. We began working on an addition to the house when we were still in 2016, in order to accommodate … Continue reading 2017’s BIG start