Ik Tribe Students Joining Us Again

11 years ago, we were involved in a team which took hand-cranked tape recorders with Bible stories in the Ik language up to the extreme north east of Uganda. This tribe had never heard these stories in their own language. The Bible stories meant a great deal to them and we formed a bond that lasted and grew since then.

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At the request of the elders, we had 12 wonderful Ik pupils at our school last year. Because they did so well, other members of the different communities across the escarpment which borders Kenya requested if we could bring more Ik young people to study with us. They are delightful kids so we happily arranged to pick up a total of 20 we are now caring for and teaching.

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As the land cruisers we’d hired moved slowly down the mountain as we headed to our school, we had a very enthusiastic crowd cheering and singing.

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It’s a real privilege for us to work with this very disadvantaged and forgotten tribe, the Ik. Their young people are doing so well, we’re now sponsoring the first 4 in secondary school and the ones studying in our school (some of whom are pictured below) are excelling!

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One Response to Ik Tribe Students Joining Us Again

  1. Jim and Denice says:

    God bless you dear ones for sharing this beautiful tribute to the work that so many have labored for in various ways and means. The faithfulness of everyone working together to achieve great victories, and the many smiles on virtually every face and the light and hope in the eyes of your children is the most inspiring reward. We have an even greater hope too, to be able to one day meet everyone in person on that GREATEST OF DAY, when the Lord calls us all to be with Him. Love and prayers for you all!

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