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Welcome to the Shalom Reconciliation Ministry Blog!

 

This blog is the collection of stories and updates from Rainbow Mike, the Director of Shalom Reconciliation Ministries in Kotido, Uganda.

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By Rainbow Mike, May 15 2016 07:13PM

Baby Denis comes back home to Shalom Home from the hospital
Baby Denis comes back home to Shalom Home from the hospital

Am so happy to tell you about the amazing work of God. This week we received support from two friends--one that visited Shalom back in 2015 but left shortly due to health problem and the other from a doctor that would help with the youth camps. Recently God have been speaking and teaching me about his unlimited power and I really want to make sure i and everyone at shalom home keeps eyes on Jesus. However i know he uses man but he has his ways of doing it and at the end God takes the glory. Dr. Jessica came to Shalom home twice for youth Discipleship camps. She is back in UK and working in a Hospital, she have remained interested in what shalom is doing and this time send support for the new baby and for the needs at shalom home. I give God the glory for what he has continued to do and giving His approval that he is with has and owner of the work we are doing by performing miracles one after the other.

By Rainbow Mike, Jan 1 2016 05:33PM

Happy Christmas!

God is great and Christmas was fantastic!

We had a very small budget for Christmas but we had been praying and trusting God for better things as God has done before. Surely God doubled what we had to more than i expected and together the fatherless and motherless at shalom home celebrated Christmas day with such a joy like any other family did. Some of the kids says they will never forget this day because on this day they saw God answering their prayers and showing them the real LOVE OF THE FATHER.


A man called Joshua from Kampala, rang me on Thursday evening to let me know he was going to send money to help shalom home. On Friday 7am, he sent the money (811,000) to my mobile phone and told me it was for Christmas. This surely comes as an answer to prayer and to God be the glory for the things he has done. The kids are so lifted in faith and my prayer that they will always know God as a GOOD FATHER.


We spent 400,000 to buy special food toys, and ball for the kids. We have a big balance (half of what we received ) 400,000. we shall use it to help with other needs of the home some for new year celebration (special meals).


I want to thank you all for supporting shalom and in all ways, i know all of you always speak to God about the work here in Kotido and am sure this news bring joy to your hearts.


I wish you all a happy new year in 2016!

By Rainbow Mike, Oct 5 2015 05:00PM

wooo... What a morning today! I consulted a medical personnel at Kotido Health center about treatment for Jigas. She told me they do not have any specific medicine for Jiggas and adviced me to buy Jik and wash with their legs and hands. Indeed i did with the support of staffs /care giver (Christine and Everleen) who did great work . See the pictures here and please advice us about the treatment and prevention. Our desire is to see that the 4 kids free from jigas, and also prevent it from spreading to the rest of the children and adults at shalom home. As you can see from the pictures, it's have really made a big damage on the kids. We hope they heal soon!

By Rainbow Mike, Oct 2 2015 07:38PM

Hello friends!

Today (02/10/2015

We received four children (James 12 years old, Sarah 8 years old, Patrick 5 years old and Basil 3 years old) at shalom. All the four children are of one mother who died of HIV/ AIDS this afternoon (02/10/2015 3 pm) from Kotido Health center. I received a phone call from one of the medical personnel at 6 pm requesting support and service of Shalom in respond to the Children who have been left under the care of 12 years old boy (James). I immediately called the District Probation and Social welfare officer, Mr. Lawrence, gave me go ahead to give shelter to these children until when relatives shall be found. As for the deceased, burial is most likely to be done tomorrow morning if no relatives show up early morning to claim the dead body. For now there are no relatives that have been identified. One of the medical personnel says they received the woman and her children at Kotido Health center on Monday. She was brought by some kind Boarder border who got her very sick and laying at the veranda where she also slept with her children for two nights. She was already in bad condition though. Doctors struggle to admit her for treatment because she had no relatives to attend to her except her 4 children who are also so vulnerable. Hunger and starvation have also contributed to her death because there was no one bringing her food for all this five days, some nurses and fellow patients in the ward would give her food but she would eat very little or instead give all the food to her children who were sleeping under her bed. We brought in the kids, bath them and gave them food this evening, they were so, so hungry and dirty as they have spent almost two weeks without bathing. Besides all the four children are suffering from jigas and needs immediate treatment tomorrow morning.

Pray for peace and comfort. We also need wisdom to care for their inner needs and physical needs. The children only speaks Kiswahili and Sabin (Local language spoken in Kapchorowa District). We are blessed with one staff (Christine) who can speak Kiswahili very well and is already doing a great job. Madam Jolly also knows Kiswahili almost 80%. My Kiswahili is only enough to help me make friends since I can ask people’s name and introduce myself, find water, food, and direction… so limited but I will try to use it this time for a bigger purpose.

Shalom (Peace) !

RMike


By Rainbow Mike, Sep 30 2015 01:16PM

Hello friends.

Here is the latest update from shalom home.

We had meeting on Friday 25th. Sep. 2015 with relatives of the 3 months old baby we received at Shalom home last month (August). The relatives came from both side and it's was for sure a good meeting altogether.

We also made visit to their village early August to asses the situation at the village because we were told that the father to the baby (Nakwang Lokomolo) plus their close relatives had all fled their homes ( village) in fear of the relatives of the deceased who had threaten to pay back the death of their daughter who died a miserable death from her husband's village. It's true they had all fled their homes for two weeks hiding in another village for safety. During our visit (15th. September 2015) we had a good opportunity to speak to both relatives separately from their villages . The parents, brothers and sisters to the decease were so hurting and never wanted to meet the husband and relatives of their dead daughter. Well we did our best and emphasized to them the need to forgive and love one another as God's word commands.

We did our part and thank God for doing his part ( reached the hearts of the hurting relatives). They all came together to visit their 4 months old baby- Nakwang Lokomolo. And for now there is peace in between them again. They all pleaded with Shalom to not return the baby to the village until when she is able to eat food.

Base on our assessment, we decided to keep and care for the baby at shalom home for more four (4) months. The other thing is that the grand mother is trying but not catching up with the feeding method. Besides she cries when the baby is also crying because she is so hurt by the death of her daughter in low. The relatives have agreed to bring a 18 years old girl (sister to baby's mother) to help us with caring for the baby at shalom home meanwhile Grand mother shall return to the village.

Finally the baby (Nakwang Lokomolo) is healthy and doing well. The first two weeks was so difficult for her as she misses the mother and trains to do bottle feeding. Now she only cries when she need milk and when she urinates on herself.


By Rainbow Mike, Sep 30 2015 01:16PM

Hello friends.

Here is the latest update from shalom home.

We had meeting on Friday 25th. Sep. 2015 with relatives of the 3 months old baby we received at Shalom home last month (August). The relatives came from both side and it's was for sure a good meeting altogether.

We also made visit to their village early August to asses the situation at the village because we were told that the father to the baby (Nakwang Lokomolo) plus their close relatives had all fled their homes ( village) in fear of the relatives of the deceased who had threaten to pay back the death of their daughter who died a miserable death from her husband's village. It's true they had all fled their homes for two weeks hiding in another village for safety. During our visit (15th. September 2015) we had a good opportunity to speak to both relatives separately from their villages . The parents, brothers and sisters to the decease were so hurting and never wanted to meet the husband and relatives of their dead daughter. Well we did our best and emphasized to them the need to forgive and love one another as God's word commands.

We did our part and thank God for doing his part ( reached the hearts of the hurting relatives). They all came together to visit their 4 months old baby- Nakwang Lokomolo. And for now there is peace in between them again. They all pleaded with Shalom to not return the baby to the village until when she is able to eat food.

Base on our assessment, we decided to keep and care for the baby at shalom home for more four (4) months. The other thing is that the grand mother is trying but not catching up with the feeding method. Besides she cries when the baby is also crying because she is so hurt by the death of her daughter in low. The relatives have agreed to bring a 18 years old girl (sister to baby's mother) to help us with caring for the baby at shalom home meanwhile Grand mother shall return to the village.

Finally the baby (Nakwang Lokomolo) is healthy and doing well. The first two weeks was so difficult for her as she misses the mother and trains to do bottle feeding. Now she only cries when she need milk and when she urinates on herself.


By Rainbow Mike, Sep 23 2015 11:55AM

Photos of the finished roof work.

We are grateful to have reached this phase of the building. We are trusting God for the remaining work left, for now that's the last phase. The next phase is closing up the gables, fixing the doors and windows, plastering, wiring and painting. It's a big blessings and expansion of shalom home as we look forward to house more homeless/ abandoned and neglected children living on the street of Kotido town, space for the youth's resource center and offices. Alleluia!!!!