Farewell to Rosie
Rosie Brown, has moved back to the UK after 6 years of dedicated service to Potter’s Village and the community in Kisoro.
Please click on this link, for a more detailed article and thanks to Rosie.
We thank God for the opportunity to celebrate Christmas as Potter’s Village family. On 14th December 2017 we had a party for children in the community and it was great fun. On Christmas day the staff also celebrated with a wonderful meal.
Christmas - Thank you
Huge thanks to all those who brought PV Christmas cards or Alternative Gifts in 2017. By doing this, you can really support the project. We are very grateful.
Also heartfelt thanks to Debbie Drew and all those who support her fundraising events for helping to sponsor the printing of the Christmas cards.
Antenatal Care & Delivery Unit
Our Antenatal services have continued to attract a good number of clients with over 600 mothers seen since October 2017.
Thanks to some generous grants, from some of our supporting churches, we were able to start and complete the re-design of one of our buildings during 2017 to become the new maternity unit.
We hope to welcome many expectant Mothers and new babies onto the Unit in 2018.
Please see more information and photographs on our website
In December, we received two babies; Jackline from DRC. Her mother died shortly after delivery. They stay near the border of Uganda with the DRC. She was brought by the father.
Davis and Caroline (Twins) were brought by their father because the mother was falling into mental illness following a complicated delivery. Our Social Work office has worked closely with the family to find treatment for the mother. Doctor Daniel advised that we resettle the babies with their mother because it would quicken her healing.
Agnes was brought by Kisoro Police. She is thought to be 1.5 years old. Police officers say she was abandoned by her mother near a bus station. We were requested to temporarily admit her to the care of Potter’s Village Community Support program until the parents are found. There is high hope the parents will be found.
1st Baby Born at PV
PV welcomed the 1st baby born in our new Maternity Unit on Thursday 18th January. A little girl named Nyiramutoza, who is the 3rd child for this mum. She had come in on Wednesday in labour but then it stopped. All day Thursday staff came across to enquire if the baby was coming yet. There was great excitement once it was anouced that the baby had arrived and both her and Mum were well.
She was allowed her delivery for free as she was the first.
Another mother arrived two days later with all her stuff...but not yet in labour. That's called being prepared!
Charlie & Jane
Charlie and Jane came to Potter’s Village at the beginning of December. Charlie volunteered in the Medical Centre and Jane in the rest of Potters’ Village where she did some very fine Art work and baking cakes for the children’s Christmas party.
They have been a number of time to Potter's Village and we are incredibly grateful for their time and hard work.
PV Celebration Day 2018
Potter's Village Celebration day will be held on Saturday 23rd of June 2018 at St Andrew's Church High Wycombe.
If you are interested in getting involved in the day or coming along, please do contact Ruth
More info to follow in the next issue and look out for updates on our website
Please pray for us
As Potter's Village increases in size inevitably costs will also increase. Please pray that we continue to find funding and support in order that we can continue to expand and save the lives of those who need us the most.
Give Thanks to God for:
The good reputation of the Medical Centre for its cleanliness and care
The continued good work of the Nutrition Unit in teaching mothers to feed their children well with what they have
The dedication of all our staff
For all the volunteers who support Potter's Village through prayer and practical assistance
For all those who continue to support Potter's Village financially, those who brought PV Christmas cards and Alternative Gifts
The numbers of lives saved through the existence of Potter's Village
Alex and his recovering from surgery.
The committed work of Rosie Brown over the last 6 years
The Arrival of Nyiramutoza in our new Maternity Unit
Please Pray for:
The start of antenatal work and its potential impact on maternal and child safety
Long term foster families for children who cannot be resettled with their biological families
Medical staff willing to volunteer with the project
The coffee crop, that it will flourish and be a good source of income for PV
Alex's ongoing assessment and treatment.
Mike & Sue as they prepare to return to the UK permanently
The Leadership at PV during this time of change