Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thank You from Namulonge

Project Restore received an e-mail from Mayanja Robert David, the Namulonge Secondary School's head master, thanking us for the November trip to Uganda. I wanted to share his words with you! I have copied his e-mail below.

Greetings in the name of our Lord. We thank God for the gift of life and for giving you a safe journey to Namulonge and back to your home country.

On behalf of the people of Namulonge and the secondary school in particular, I wish to extend to you our heartfelt gratitude for the visit you paid to us. We are so grateful for all the assistance you extended to our school and the community in general. You left Namulonge a changed place with revived hope.

We are grateful to everyone who made that trip and to all those who helped to make this happen. We shall always remember your kindness, love and willingness to help.
We thank you for the many gifts you brought for us, the science equipment, textbooks, that very big water tank, the mosquito nets, balls, basketball court(sp), sandals, the piggery project and the very many school supplies. There is no way we can express our appreciation for the bore hole (well) which has brought back alot of life to the people of Namulonge. Infact many people have been referring to the repair of that borehole as a 'Christmas gift of their life'.
You did so many things, the list is endless, but just know that you touched the lives of so many in our community.

As a school, the benefits from your visit can't be counted. Your conversations, discussions, guidance and words of encouragement and advice have touched many of our students. You created alot of determination to many of them. Your stay with our students gave them a very good experience. To be sincere, many of them can now speak better English than before because they gained confidence through your sharing with them.

On the part of teachers, we have learnt alot from you. We have admired the way you associate with the students. It was really a good learning experience for us. We have also learnt that despitethe many hardship we go through, there are people out there who can think about us. God is great!

All in all, I don't have the right words to thank you but I pray to the living God to reward each of you in the best way you would wish. A big thank you to Project-Restore and all those companies, schools and individuals who made this happen. We thank God enabling everything happen because we know that nothing can happen unless it is by His wish.

God bless you all.

Mayanja Robert David.