I want to share a few more things that our last volunteer team worked on while they were with us.

The team put a lot of effort into the Village Art program. This was their main “project” focus while they were here. We, along with Bringing Hope, are very appreciateive that this team over the last couple of years has adopted this project as their own. From bringing wedding dresses to donating equipment for the salon to painting to funding various construction projects they have well exceeded our expectations. Thank you!

The local construction crew is still completing some fo the work, which should be done within the next couple of weeks. Here are a few photos of the work so far:


On Saturday evening our volunteer team held a party for the staff of Bringing Hope. They had two whole goats roasted along with a feast’s worth of other dishes prepared for the staff and their families to enjoy. The team also handed out goodie bags for every staff member to enjoy.

It was a light hearted evening of hanging out, cutting loose and getting to know all the staff members better.

And yes, there was a lot of dancing!


On Thursday our volunteer team, with the help of several Ugandan’s, held a large Awana’s club for the children at Home Again. This team did this program 2 years ago and it was such a huge success that they wanted to do it again on this trip. The kids had a great time playing games and learning from God’s Word.

I am happy to mention that Kolby, my son – age 7, stepped up to the plate and shared the story of David and Goliath to the children. I was off to the side smiling from ear to to ear thinking, “That’s my boy!” Faith’s brother Kenneth was kind enough to translate for him.

“Because kids matter to God.” Isn’t that the truth? It’s great to see these children being loved on and shown God’s love.


It has been a rough week for our team, and we wanted to bring you up to speed. Last Sunday while we were in Kampala, our car was broken into. We were parked in a very safe and open area while we had lunch at the mall. I never would have seen this coming.

Basically, someone broke the lock on the driver’s side door to pop it open. After lunch, we came out to our car to find that it had been ransacked. We lost around $9000 in cash and nearly $4000 worth of our personal belongings. We lost everything from our computer to our passports. Basically, we were wiped out in one sweep.

Now, just so you know, we don’t usually have this much money on us, but we had just gotten this money out for our volunteer team team that arrived in our village on Monday.

Now, Global Support Mission has wired money over to cover the team’s trip, but they had to take this out of already allocated funds. That being said, we are needing to raise money to pay it back.

I realize that many of you have done, and still do, so much for us already but if anyone is interested in helping us repay this team’s mooney or help us get back up to speed, please follow the link below.

http://www.globalsupportmission.com/donate/stolen-items/

If you do give, please mention in the comment section if the money is designated for the team’s money or for the Sasser’s belongings.

While this is a tough time for us, we are so grateful to be surrounded by people who care and we would greatly appreciate any and all donations.

I want to thank everyone who has prayed for us and this team during this time. We also want tot thank the Lord for his faithfulness. Thank you for coming alongside of us and helping us in this way.

Chris


Our volunteer team from Los Angeles has arrived and things are moving along amazingly! It is great to be experiencing God at work here in Kaihura and we wanted to give you a quick update of everything that is happening.

We wrapped up a 2 day marriage conference in the remote village of Mbale yesterday, where there were around 70 people in attendance. This training was a momental experience for the people who participated. Surprisingly, the couples were very open and honest about their isssues and in asking for help. I say this is surprising because the people in this region are usually very superficial, so their openness was huge.

The pastor’s conference in Kaihura is into it’s second day today. They have had nearly 80 people present both days. It is exciting to see the pastors hunger for God’s word and their willingness to sacrifice several days just to learn more about our great God.

Check out some pics from the last couple days and come back for another new update soon!