Thursday, June 25, 2009

Water, The Gift of Life; A Gift From God!

Pastor Queen Betty of God's Revival Church

Sometimes you get more than you bargained for! What a wonderful surprise we had when we found out how many people really benefited from our recent H2O8 Water Project. Our project involved bringing a main water line through this village in order to get water to this site. Because our project involved installing a main line, it will be affordable in the future for others to have water installed on their sites too. This project has also created good relations with the neighbors of the church because now the water is more affordable and more convenient.

Thank you to all that have contributed to our H2O8 Project.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Touch of England

Our Family had the opportunity to tour our neighbor's English Gardens!

Jim and Beryl enjoying a cup of tea, except Jim was really drinking coffee!

Our good friends here in Soweto, Masaka are Allen and Beryl Went. Their Ministry is Love in Action, a Christian Charity who help children through many ways' including building schools. Besides us, they are one of the few that take care of teenagers, it seems so much of the time organizations or volunteers pay more attention to the little children. So it is how the Lord balances things out. Allen and Beryl are from the UK and as international as we all are here in Uganda; with friends from Canada, Denmark, UK, Trinidad, Germany, Sweden, and us from the USA, we all are here to serve the Lord!

Beryl has a wonderful garden of flowers and vegetables and lots of trees. The whole compound presents God's creation and they showcase it well. This was a wonderful opportunity for our children to visit another ministry as well as see how beautiful a compound can be. This visit was also a way of the children to say thank you to the Went's for assisting us, by lending us cook when we recently needed some help. The visit was especially nice because it was within walking distance from our compound.

Praise God for these small blessings that sometimes are so intertwined that you discover blessing on top of blessings!

After the tour we had a tea party under a huge mango tree and yes it was as pleasant as it sounds. You really begin to appreciate a place like this here in Uganda, because much of the time we are exposed to the opposite environment. Yes a real English tea party in the garden! Our kids got on the drums and we all worshiped and prayed in thanksgiving.

Monday, June 8, 2009


Jennifer, Shadia, Robert and David

The Prefect results are in! All of our children turned in their prefect applications. Everybody will be playing a role of leadership by having an area to call their own. We announced the Boy and Girl Prefect Leaders on Monday night.

The Boy's Prefect is Robert with David as his Assistant!
The Girl's Prefect is Shadia with Jennifer as her Assistant!
On Tuesday morning the four of them enthusiastically met with the Director to plan how they were going to designate the areas of responsibility for the compound.
We congratulate our new Leaders!

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Dear Friends,

This month we are on a Sponsorship Campaign. We currently need about 60 more sponsors at the $28.00 per month level to meet our budget. We are not going to be overwhelmed about how much we need, because all of our sponsors have come one at a time and we know the Lord sends us everybody and everything we need! Please take this opportunity to tell your friends about our work here in Uganda with these children, and of our outreaches of bringing the Gospel of the Lord to those that are waiting for it. As always, please pray for us. We know the power of prayer!

What I am asking is; Will you please tell one friend a day, or a week or every time you come to our blog and give us your committment to share our story with others?

We would also love to hear from our current sponsors that have a testimony on how the Lord has blessed you as you have blessed us each month!

Believing He Will Provide,

Jim Fruehan

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Perfect Prefect

Tonight's Bible study was on Romans 13:1-7 "Submission to the Authorities." It is really good reading and it puts things into perspective for all of us.

The Door of Hope is getting ready for prefect nominations and appointments. We passed out the applications for everyone to fill out whether they were interested in the top positions or another job. We will have a boy and a girl Prefect as the leaders and our plan is to have the entire compound covered by everyone of our children by breaking it into manageable sections of responsibilities. So everyone will have a position. (I have had this on my mind for a long time, in fact it goes way back to when I was just a kid when I watched one of my favorite old movies, "Boys Town," when they elected a mayor. I was actually inspired by that movie in more ways than that, but I will save that for future stories).

This program will give the children responsibilities and a chance to take care of something and taking ownership. The children seemed very excited about the program and a few do have their favorite interests that they may be able to use in a fruitful manner. We all know it is a lot easier for someone to do a job if they are doing something they enjoy. Our family is no different than anywhere else, you always have some obvious natural leaders and some followers, people with a variety of backgrounds and initiatives. This is one more area where we can teach responsibilities with action and to respect authority. We know a lot of these children only had the clothes on their back when they came and now they will have more to care for than just themselves .

Stay tuned to see the results for the new positions!