Things are going well at the Village of Hope, which you have helped us build in Gulu, Uganda! We wanted to give you an update on life there and the progress of the peace talks, as this affects all of the mothers and children you are serving at Village of Hope…
PRAY FOR WAR TO STOP
Peace talks have been resumed and the war has been extended until March. You can only imagine how unnerving this is for the people of Northern Uganda, never knowing. People are so tired of it all, of being displaced, of their children still in captivity, of not knowing when to be able to move back, and they all know that this is a political and money grafting situation. In the meantime our Ugandan troops are sent to Somalia to aid in their war. Pray much! Many Ugandans also have been killed in the Kenya warfare. We all are affected by that violent-tribal civil war.
A precious young girl, Aimee, from Rwanda who is finishing up her Masters in Christian Psychology stayed at Village of Hope recently. She who went through the genocide and God miraculously spared her family. Hearing of that horror afresh, just makes us desire to cry out to God to come and intervene, now here in Uganda and in Kenya. Aimee has a real desire to return several more times and then upon her graduation in May 09 to return full time as a missionary in Gulu.
To update you on the progress of peace talks in Uganda…“The government and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have resumed talks aimed at ending the 22-year conflict in northern Uganda and agreed to extend by a month the cessation of hostilities deal signed in August 2007…” READ MORE…