Something I’ve been thinking about, and talking about with others lately, is how being self-sustainable doesn’t happen over night. As much as we want CITY to be self-sustainable, we’re definitely not there yet.
Looking back to where we were, this time last year, there have been some big changes.
We purchased our truck last year, had to fix it after an accident, and were trying to get more consistent work. Now, the truck is bringing in money each week (enough to cover paying back our loan for it).
this was post-accident when it was being re-painted!
Last year we were working through land issues. In the last few months, we have rarely had to buy tomatoes, peppers, sweet potatoes, and cassava. Although it hasn’t been much, we have been able to sell some tomatoes and green peppers.
before we were able to do anything on CITY land
Can you see the change?
I think you are looking at tomato, bean, and ground nut plants
One year ago, we only had this compound for all of our people and animals to live in. Now, we have expanded. Our boys and animals not only have their own area, it is completely walled in and has lights.
some of the latest additions to our farm, born Monday morning
(this picture is when they were less than 12 hours old)
There are a few reason why I share this. First of all, we couldn’t have made so much progress without the help of others. Thank you to all who have been praying and supporting all that we are doing with CITY.
Also, we are working hard to pursue this vision God has given us, but we still need help; especially in the area of finances.
A few specific things we need help with right now are:
– Paying back a loan for our car: $3,500*
– Helping to buy tickets for Maddie and I to visit America in the Fall: they will probably be around $1,800-$2,000
playing blocks with my little travel buddy
If you feel lead to help us pay back our car loan, get Maddie and I tickets to America, or with any of the other things we are doing in Uganda, you can click this HERE to give a tax-deductible donation.!
*I’ll be sharing more about the car soon – with pictures!