We returned to the guest house in time to have dinner with Alison Barfoot
Alison is the assistant to the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda (Anglican).
The guest house we are staying at is run by the Church of Uganda
and all the staff here knew Alison
has just returned from three months in the United States so a number of people stopped to welcome her
We explained to Alison
our involvement with the God is Good School
and the ways in which we are hoping to support Wilson's vision.
was very affirming of our approach to building relationships and supporting the vision of the local community rather than bring our own agenda to the table.
We have received that type of feedback from everyone that we have met this week who have worked in Uganda for years and years.
It felt good to know that people who are on the ground and doing this type of work fulltime are supporting our approach.
Next week Alison
is meeting with representatives of the Global Orphan Project whose goal is to help builded sustainable communities for orphans that include education, healthcare, and emotional/spiritual support.
This may be another organization that could support Wilson's vision for orphans in his
will be a wonderful contact as the Church of Uganda
runs (among other things) primary and secondary schools, a university, and a hospital here in Kampala.
is also in charge of a project that aims to develop a ministry training center in northern Kenya.
They have purchased land but are lacking someone to oversee the construction.
We will begin to explore ways in which GAP
may be able to assist with this project.
We had a great time talking with Alison
for almost three-and-a-half hours!