Greetings to all of you,
We wanted to give you a quick update on Jackie Nakabugo’s visit to the United States. It has been a beautiful 3 weeks thus far. We have ten new sponsors in our African Hope Children’s Ministry sponsorship program. Jackie’s heart is thrilled!! We know that God will continue to bring just the right sponsors to stand with us and our 32 students in Uganda. Thank you to those of you who have so faithfully supported these students over the past year. Welcome aboard to our new sponsors. Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude.
We had a fabulous visit to Bossier City, Louisiana where Jackie spoke to 4 school assemblies at Stockwell Place Elementary School. Hats off to Jenny Towns and her two children Olivia and Court who asked their school to join them in raising $11,000 to build a water well in Nakasongola. We can’t wait to walk in the school’s walkathon on May 2nd. Thank-you to the Towns family for putting their dream into action!
We also spent time in Lufkin and Willis, Texas. Jackie visited a precious 1st and 2nd grade classroom where my cousin Jim is a mentor. Seems like the kids and their wonderful teachers were really inspired by Jackie’s visit because Jim is now reading Ryan and Jimmy and the well in Uganda that brought them together with the students. We’re believing that another water well is going to come from this. My cousin Mari Ann hosted us for several nights as Jackie shared with the sweet ladies in my Aunt Lou’s church. Jackie was truly blessed.
Thank-you to so many of you who have invited Jackie to dinner and who have arranged for her to speak with your friends and family. She travels to California this coming Thursday, April 18 and will return on Thursday, April 25. We will then get ready for our return trip to Louisiana around April 29. Jackie returns to Uganda on May 8th so if you’d still like to meet with her, please email me or give me a call at 210-599-2763.
Finally, I encourage ALL sponsors to take a few moments to write your student a letter. A letter from you is like GOLD to these young people. Share the love of Christ with them. Encourage them in their studies. Jackie will be thrilled to carry your letters back to Uganda with her. Please send your letter to us by May 1st. You may send your letter to: African Hope Children’s Ministry
5814 Echoway Street
San Antonio, Texas 78247
With much, much love,
Kelly and Jack Witteman and Jackie Nakabugo Sewava