I’ll begin this blog with an explanation for our lack of posts this week. Due to a heavy rainstorm which knocked down 6 power poles we were left without electricity from Monday morning until late Thursday night. Thus we have been unable to keep a charge on anything electronic until now, but thankfully the power has been restored. And we are truly grateful for that.

Now on to today’s adventure… We headed out once again to Rwensinene this morning. This was our second trip to this village. (Our last mosquito net outreach blog was from this area.) We visited 5 more families today and hung 15 nets again. The weather looked threatening, but thankfully it held off for us.

The houses were extra packed today as all of the children were home from school. (Teachers are currently on strike over wages.) But it allowed us to meet entire families instead of just the parents.

There was one man that stood out to me today. He asked us to pray for him to help him with his addiction to alcohol. This was the first time anyone here has ever asked me for help with this problem, so we certainly prayed that God would set him free from this addiction. This is one of the challenges here. Alcoholism is very prevalent, but it is not addressed, and rarely does anyone admit to it. I would ask you to pray that God will bring help to these people.

Otherwise, today was a great success. We had a volunteer from Scotland, Sarah, helping us today who has been teaching at a local school for a year. It was her first time visiting villages and hanging mosquito nets. She is heading home in a couple of weeks and wanted to get in on the fun before it was too late.


Chris Sasser
International Coordinator


I’ll begin this blog with an explanation for our lack of posts this week. Due to a heavy rainstorm which knocked down 6 power poles we were left without electricity from Monday morning until late Thursday night. Thus we have been unable to keep a charge on anything electronic until now, but thankfully the power has been restored. And we are truly grateful for that.

Now on to today’s adventure… We headed out once again to Rwensinene this morning. This was our second trip to this village. (Our last mosquito net outreach blog was from this area.) We visited 5 more families today and hung 15 nets again. The weather looked threatening, but thankfully it held off for us.

The houses were extra packed today as all of the children were home from school. (Teachers are currently on strike over wages.) But it allowed us to meet entire families instead of just the parents.

There was one man that stood out to me today. He asked us to pray for him to help him with his addiction to alcohol. This was the first time anyone here has ever asked me for help with this problem, so we certainly prayed that God would set him free from this addiction. This is one of the challenges here. Alcoholism is very prevalent, but it is not addressed, and rarely does anyone admit to it. I would ask you to pray that God will bring help to these people.

Otherwise, today was a great success. We had a volunteer from Scotland, Sarah, helping us today who has been teaching at a local school for a year. It was her first time visiting villages and hanging mosquito nets. She is heading home in a couple of weeks and wanted to get in on the fun before it was too late.


Chris Sasser
International Coordinator


Last week Katie was able to assist a fellow volunteer, Becca, with creating a play room in Home Again orphanage. They painted the room, hung shelves on the walls and purchased plastic bins to hold toys. They had a large table built and bought plastic chairs. Also, the last time Katie and I were in Kampala we were able to load up on educational toys for the kids.

The children and the house moms are very excited about the room and the toys. We want to thank Becca for funding this project and for all of her hard work while she was here with us.


Chris Sasser
International Coordinator


Today we went out to an area we had never been before to hang mosquito nets in the homes of a few families that Bringing Hope to the Family is now assisting. We were accompanied today with 3 volunteers from North Carolina and a couple of staff members from Bringing Hope.

The ride out there was quite an adventure. The roads were very bumpy, steep, and extremely dusty. We went to a few area’s that would have been beyond the reach of our vehicle. Thankfully we chose to ride motorcycles for this outreach.

We were able to visit and assist 5 families today and hung 15 mosquito nets. The people we met today were very excited to welcome us into their homes. In one of the homes we met a blind man who was very friendly and appreciative. He greeted all of us several times and prayed for us as well. We also prayed for him and his family.

The area we visited today, like the area in Katooke, is very poor. Now, I realize that most people here are quite poor compared to our standards, but there are definitely levels of poverty here. And, these people are in really bad shape. Every home we visited today asked for prayer for peace in their home, education for their children, and financial help.

We prayed for them and let them know that God loves them, cares about them and he knows what they need. Please feel free to pray for these people as well and ask God to provide for them.


Chris Sasser
International Coordinator


Moses, our coworker, and I are calling 2011 the year of the well since we are hoping to have completed 7 wells by the year’s end. Last week the repair of a broken box well in the village of Nyabirongo (Katooke) was completed. Moses took the lead on this project and he did a great job. As I had mentioned in an earlier post we had planned to construct a new shallow well in this community, but having seen this box well and finding that it was repairable we decided to do that instead.


It only took Moses, George (the water engineer), and the community 4 days to have this well back up and running and looking new again. This well will provide clean water to nearly 140 people in this community. We want to thank the Lord and those who were kind enough to donate the funds for this project.


Since the repair of the box well was less costly than the price of a new shallow well the remainder of the money is going to purchase a new hose for Bringing Hope’s water pump. This will allow us to continue digging more wells. God has a way of providing!


Chris Sasser
International Coordinator