We received a hopeful report from our Buyamba administrators in Uganda as far as the low number of COVID-19 patients in the country. Ezra Dongo shared that the containment has a lot has to do with how quickly the government locked down the borders of the country when the threat of the virus first broke out. The numbers have not increased for days, staying at 54 cases with seven recoveries and no deaths, which is a good sign. However, to be sure of its containment, President Museveni has increased the stay at home order to extend to May 7th. Uganda does not have the medical system to deal with any massive outbreak. The extended days means school will not start back up again until that time.
With both Buyamba offices remote right now, the letter communications are at a standstill, but the communications process will start up with the schools reopening - hopefully on May 7th. We have received letters at the Buyamba office and will get them to Uganda as soon as possible, and student letters will be written when the children return to school and are settled back into their routines. Please continue to pray for them during this time.