Child Initiative International Newsletter
Happy New Year!
Down On The Farm
Everything at Rock of Joy Farm is going well but there is still one need that we must get put in place. Uganda Deals with rainy seasons, followed by extreme drought. We know there is a water table under the land and that a well would allow us to irrigate the farm and make it much less impactful at the whim of drought. The cost to get a well drilled and a pump to pump the water would be about $4,500 to $5,000.
On the farm, there are currently orange and mango trees as well as potatoes, corn, cassava and tomatoes. The problem is that when the drought comes it damages the crop. By Irrigating, we can overcome the situation.
Anyone wanting to give to the well fund can go to the web page and donate through our Pay Pal or send a gift to CII PO box 1146, Belvidere, IL 61008
We would GREATLY appreciate it and it will help a major problem we are currently facing.
HAPPY 10 YEARS CII!
Tim and Amy Peterson have been part of CII and leaders of Santa Cop for about 15 years by helping kids at Christmas and making Christmas deliveries. They have always been hard working and loyal to the calling they have of making sure that kids get taken care of during this time of year. This year, they really showed that and went far above the call of duty. They had a delivery in the western suburbs of Chicago in a town where you would not expect to see certain living conditions. There were sisters living there together with their seven children. The living conditions were very bad. There was a hole in the floor of the bathroom next to the toilet that allowed you to see down into the apartment below. The apartment was in horrible condition, including an oven that did not work. This was a problem since CII delivers not only toys, but also a Christmas turkey and all the other items needed for a Christmas dinner; with the dinner still needing to be cooked by the receiving family.