When God called our family to work at Lulwanda Children’s Home, He went before us, as He always does, and prepared a place for our family. He not only grew in us a tremendous love for our Lulwanda family, but also for this amazing Mbale missional community. Next to our prayer partners and our Lulwanda family, these people are vital to our life here.
This community is the body of Christ working and doing life together, every single day. It is amazing to be a part of this community. These people get it. They are in the trenches with us. They celebrate with us and grieve with us.
One of the biggest changes for our family this year has been school. We homeschooled for 3 years and now, this year, Jackson, Lilly and myself are all at Tyler International School with 19 other students and 4 other teachers. Jackson and Lilly are thriving, stretching and doing so well. I am teaching there 3 days per week and I LOVE it.
What pleases me most about being a part of Tyler International School is the support that we are giving to the rest of the missional community by providing a safe place for the children to be educated. Being a missionary kid isn’t easy. They need encouragement and support too, and they have that here, in their friends, families and teachers. The kids being “settled” enables a person to focus on doing his/her job better.
Some of the ministries that Tyler International School directly impacts in this way are:
CURE Children’s Hospital
Jenga (Community Outreach Development)
Livingstone International University
New Testament Churches of Christ
Life Center Ministries Africa
Local Businesses like NewFotoWorld Digital Studio
It would be crazy of me not to mention that there are always teaching opportunities available for people looking to serve God by supporting the people on the ground. (Insert wink and smile emoji.)
Thanks for reading. Thanks for those who unintentionally donated some photos.