Shelter and medical help for an old poor and helpless village woman. Lusenke church is helping to build a small iron roofed house for Sarah. She came to church service and gave her life to Christ. Is more than 100years old. All her two son are typical drunkards and cannot help at all and yet she can’t help herself. Sister Sarah missed about three Sunday services so the church decided to follow up. The team found her in a desperate need for food, medical help and shelter as her mud house grass roof was leaking badly. She had spent several days without food and was seriously ill. We took her to the hospital, gathered food and send some church women members to help cook and take a good care of her. I led the team of men from the church to help build for her a small iron roofed house. The construction is now in progress, soon she will be in a new house. She is now doing fine after getting medication. We took her to a special hospital for the elderly persons. I was asked to pay some money in order for her to be registered and will be getting at a very little cost if she fall sick. One elders after another, go there every day to cook and take a good care of her, while the church contributes food. Son Jimmy
some strength to cook after care at the Emergency Center
100 year old Sarah's leaky old hut
Sarah standing between her old hut and the new house being built for her. This house has a corrugated steel roof
setting the vertical posts
adding a steel roof-----finished product comming soon
100 year old Sister Sarah-----born Southern Sudan 1915------born again Uganda, 2015
Dad, Last evening we had a very wonderful fellowship at Sister Sarah's new house as she entering her new home. She was very happy and looked stronger this time. She testified and said that this is the greatest miracle she has ever had in life. She has never own an iron roof house before and has never slept in a real mattress ever since she was a child. What she knew as a mattress is a polythene sack with old clothes and papers inside. She has been using this kind of bedding since she was a child. She got a new 4inch mattress and other gift of plates and cups, Am going to buy for her mosquito net tomorrow to protect her from the mosquitoes.
Entering Sarah's new house with first mattress she has ever owned.
Sister Sarah receiving gifts for her new home. Sister Sarah center, Brenda Modong's mom far right.
Sister Sarah front and center with some of the Church members who have come to celebrate with her. By American standards----just a mud shack. By Sister Sarah's standard -----"a gift from Heaven".
Sister Sarah's two sons
August 18, 2015
Dad, My family is doing fine and the Church as well. Am glad let you know that Sister Sarah'stwo sons who had thought she would die, came to church-house this past Sunday morning during the service to thank the Church for helping their Mother. Then One of the them begged the church to allow him be part of our church because this is the only church that has practiced the character of Christ heart. He has never seen any church like this since he was born till now that he is 45years. With great joy we led him into prayer of repentance as he gave gave his life to Christ.
Sister Sarah's first son gives thanks to the Church for helping their mom
Son number two commits his life to Christ and joins in fellowship with the Saints at the Church of Jesus Christ, Lusenke Kayunga, Uganda.
Thanks to Ronald and Catherine Shelton and you dad for building this Church house. Son----Bishop Pastor Bita
Dad, This is a house of one of our Church members which caught fire. A team from Lusenke Church went to help put back the roof. It was a grass roof but we decided to replace it with iron roof,so that there won't be a risk of fire next time. She is that Lady who is suffering from epilepsy. She was cooking in this small grass mud house, We suspect that she fell on fire and the nearby things was set on fire and the whole house. Son
To the Western eye this mud shack seems unfit for habitation, yet it is a common sight in poverty stricken East Africa. Our team pulled together to put a corrugated steel roof on this hut because fire is always a threat to the woman who lives here. She has epilepsy and frequently falls during seizures----even while cooking. The traditional "grass roof" catches fire easily, endangering the life of this dear Saint. Our Church in Lusenke is a group of very poor village Christians who band together for the common well being of the poorest of the poor. The steel roof on this most humble abode is a luxury to this dear woman. Epilepsy carries a stigma with the uneducated and superstitious people of the villages, thereby isolating the victim to a life of loneliness added to poverty. The wonderful people of the Church of Jesus Christ, Lusenke Kayunga in Uganda demonstrate that even the poor can minister to their poor. I am so proud of these Christians. Danny McDowell---Chairman, Bibles for Uganda.
Continue “Sister Sarah”
Sister Sarah and building team as work is nearly done.
Transportation to Sunday Service via motor driven bicycle. Bishop Bita driving.
New mattress——first mattress she ever slept on in all her 100 years on earth
Read flooring for house
Sarah’s old , leaky hut where she has languished for years.
My heart is happy and broken— Brother Danny
Saying goodbye to precious 107 year old Sister Sarah. Born again at age 100 and Baptized in the Nile and witnessed by her new siblings in Christ. It has been amazing knowing her. Danny McDowell