We set a rather lofty goal to build 9 wells in 9 months, five weeks ago.  The Lord thought it wasn’t very loft at all.  In fact, He thought 9 wells in 4.5 weeks sounded a lot better. 

After Saturday’s fund-raiser, we had enough funds to complete our initial project of 9 wells!

Well # 7 is dedicated to Reese Aleyna Lowell, who was born into heaven on August 22, 2010.  She is the beautiful daughter of Mary Beth and Roger Lowell, and little sister to Riley.  Reese has already helped many people in this world, with her sweet little life, and now she will be helping 2000 people drink safe water.

Well # 8 is dedicated to Chase Allen Jacobs, who was born into heaven on September 30, 2009.  Chase’s parents, Chelsea and Mark, have been very influential in our healing, as well as an amazing family who is spreading God’s love all throughout the world.  His Chase was founded in honor of Chase to help orphans around the world.  Chase is little brother to Kendyll, Carlie and Abby Kate.

Well # 9 is dedicated to Zachary Michael DeYager, who was born into heaven on May 17, 2009.  Zachary is the firstborn son of Courtney and Shaun, and recently a big brother to Kaylee.  Some dear friends of mine gave me Courtney’s blog address only a few days after Holden went to heaven.  Their story and emotions are so similar to ours, as they too lost their first and only son. 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your outpouring of love over this past month.  Without your dedication to serving others, we would not be here today.

Holden Uganda is just getting started.  We know this is just the beginning of an amazing foundation, set to share Jesus’ saving grace and love through clean water. 

Each well does not just include the name and birthdate of the sweet hope babies.  They also include a Bible verse, chosen by the parents.  These wells are testaments to the hope we receive in Christ, to one day be reunited with our precious children. 

Your prayers, messages, gifts and love always touch us in so many ways.  If you know of someone you would like to honor with a well, please email me at sarah@holdenuganda.org.  There is no cost for you.  We will add the person to our list, and when the funds are received, the well will be built.  Although we primarily have a list of babies and children who have passed too soon, we can honor others as well. 

Many blessings,