Category Archives: Survey Mentoring Program – Uganda

Our time here in pictures

Our new slogan:  Integrity in surveying…going to sleep at night knowing you’re right; not hoping you’re right.

Psalm 25:21  May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you.

The rubber hits the road.  Our students couple their Geomatics Engineering theory with all of the practical survey and CAD skills taught over the past 5 weeks, to acquire field data and provide a Topographic Plan. We served a ministry partner that was started in response to rescue child soldiers from the Lord’s Resistance Army.  They now have 288 children in family like cluster homes.  Ontino Waa translated means “Our Children”,  See http://www.otinowaa.org/  They’re doing great things to improve quality of life for Ugandans in this part of the country – mainly through provision of loving homes and a higher standard education with Christian focus.  This endeavor will help EMI guide Otino Waa as they further develop infrastructure on their site.

We have been blessed as we blessed the teachers and students of Otino Waa.  Our survey students commented on how the children have spoken into their lives.  These kids have learned how to love their house mothers, brothers and sisters as their own, how to forgive those who have harmed them and their families during the war, and to move forward in the assurance and hope of better things to come.

With less than 2 weeks left, please pray for endurance of the trainers, health for everyone, that that God would continue to bless our students as we mentor them.

 

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Weebale – Thank you

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Fr Row L-R Ben, Janet, Cissy, Joshua, Nathan, Peace and Joan Bk Row L-R Victor, Consy, Moses, Samuel, Job, and Patrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is our privilege and we thank God to call you part of our team.  Because of your partnership in prayer and support, encouragement and love, we are able to develop, maintain and grow relationships with our students.  This pure mentorship is truly walking alongside our brothers and sisters and watching them blossom.  From our hearts to yours – thank you!

From our students with love:

Janet:  Thanks for your generosity.  It has touched my heart and spirit through the training and skills I’ve acquired.  May God richly bless you.

Victor:  This has been a great opportunity and experience for me and because I know in my heart that through you God was fulfilling His plan for my life.  I am also certain that the seed you have sowed will produce abundant fruit in your lives.  God bless you.

Job:  Wonderful people and trainers I have met have made my practicum worthwhile.  The daily devotionals have been a life changing moment in growing spiritually and confidenct.  I pray this practicum doesn’t stop with us.  God bless you.

Joshua:  I feel the word “Thank you” is the least I can give in return, yet< I am always left with that as the only option.  How I wish someone saw how deeply it flows from my heart, sometimes I get drops of tears in my eyes.  Thank you for all the support towards this programme.

Cissy:  I am so grateful for your contribution towards my success in my career as well as my spiritual life.  I strongly believe I am going to use the skills and knowledge eMi has imparted to me to develop my career and also be able to share with others.  Thank you for your support and my the good Lord abundently bless you.

Samuel:  Thanks alot for your love and support.  I’ve been transformed spiritually and professionally.  I pray God richly reward and bless you abundently.

Nathan:  I am so thrilled by your generosity and contribution towards the vision of eMi.  You are indeed changing Africa.

Peace:  I am so honoured to be among the students who have participated in the practicum.  It has been so great because I have achieved alot expecially when it comes to machines and software.  I can proudly say I am competent and confident.  God bless.

Consy:  Thank you for all that you have done to see this programme a success.  God bless you abundantly and generously.

Our intern Moses:  Thanks a lot for the tremendous support you give this program.  The students that go throu it are spiritually blessed, professionally sound and of high integrity.  This is all we need to shape the country step by step.  Thanks for the love.  We love you too.  May God bless you more.

 

 

 

Seriously!

“O God… make me a child again, even before I die; give me back the simple faith, the clear vision of the child that holds its father’s hand.” ~Israel Zangwill, Dreamers of the Ghetto, “From a Mattress Grave,” 1897  [spoken by the character Heinrich Heine —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

Our lives are serious enough, with stress abounding sometimes everywhere we turn.  Join with us as we revert to children in these next pictures.  Laugh with us as we laughed with the students of the schools we served by surveying.  It is never enough to just serve, but it is in the memories that we create with these children, that they leave in our hearts that God’s resounding work is proclaimed.  Connections and love, respect and encouragement – powerful tools that are ours to give.

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Patrick in mid-skip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joan skipping with students – it’s hard work to skip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Students cheering while Moses, Peace and Patrick skip

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cissy resting with students after doing “apart-together” – jumping jacks while reciting the alphabets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Victor blowing bubbles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Peace and Ben

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joy abounding on Ben’s face as he and Moses take a turn skipping

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Moses double skipping with little girl – look how high those little legs of hers went

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Job and Joshua taking turns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan's interrupted game

Two uninvited guests joined Nathan, students and teacher’s game of soccer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Consi blowing bubbles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Job and Samuel, surprising themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Janet cheerleading from the side-lines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My times at King of Kings School:

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L to R – Gladys, Sheba, and Shammah – all little ones having difficulty in learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gilbert and Alexander. Both have infectious laughs and try so hard to get it right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My friend and sister Florence, the amazing teacher/Principal who, in faith, believed in this school. What you see is God’s amazing grace in this new building and the land that she has been gifted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Children are so ingenious – a make-do trampoline out of old tires. They are singing as they bounce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recipients of Samaritan Purse Shoeboxes. These little ones are 2 and 3 years old and a little shocked at the gifts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Showing off the gifts from the shoeboxes. Note the colourful socks, always loved by the kids.