Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God
Dear Friends of the Home of The Holy Angels,
Father Charles and the children at The Home of The Holy Angels are in desperate need of your prayers. Coronavirus cases in Uganda have spiked amid the country’s worst outbreak since the start of the pandemic. On June 6th Uganda’s president reimposed a lockdown as part of an effort to prevent its COVID-19 surge from overwhelming the healthcare system. The recent spike has come from younger people with clusters of infections being traced to schools. The BBC’s analysis of recent COVID-19 surges across Africa has pointed to new variants as a potential cause and concern, including the Delta variant, which was first discovered in India.
Uganda’s lockdown was originally set to last 42 days, which included the closure of schools, open-market shutdowns, suspended church services, and initiated certain travel limits. However, earlier today we were notified by Fr. Charles that the President has restarted the 42 day lockdown as of today, established a curfew between 7pm and 5:30am, and is only allowing delivery trucks on the road, and then only for essential items such as food and medical supplies. Uganda has run out of vaccine but they are expecting a new shipment soon, which will be initially used for people who have received their initial shot. Fr. Charles did receive his initial shot but not the rest of the staff at this point.
Fr. Charles once again had to close down the school and place the majority of students with foster families until this curent lockdown is lifted. At this time, we we do not know how this will impact the reopening of our Primary school, nor do we have a timeline for the initial opening of our new Secondary school.
Father Charles is grateful for your prayers and generous support. And in his tireless efforts to provide for the children, he will faithfully keep you informed as to how they are all doing.
Thank you for your continuing prayers and generosity. May God abundantly bless you and those you love, and keep you safe in His care.
HOHA Advisory Committee