Taiwo and His Mother in Lagos, Nigeria
Many thanks to each of you who have made this possible. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement and support, financial and emotional to help make this possible.
I am absolutely thrilled and filled up and overflowing with joy and gratitude that we could do this and help Bola and her son Taiwo with starting a “Foodstuff Business” in Lagos Nigeria.
We have been planning this out for at least a month, right Bola? I am so happy for you guys. God is good.
Taiwo has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, like my Everett and Austin had. Taiwo is at age 14 which is when the disease really starts making a person very weak.
So it’s a very opportune time really for us to be able to help them create a self-sustaining income to empower them to make enough money to care for their own needs.
Many, many thanks to the entire team at The Everett and Austin Project and Hike for Duchenne. Good job. Ain’t it great to be in God’s work? Caring for urgent needs? (Titus 3:14)
Niwagaba Brian and His Family in Kyengera Town, Uganda
Niwagaba Brian has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He has many family and friends with him to help support him in his journey. The Everett and Austin Project has sent over money to help his sister Amanya Withney Withney Amanya and his mother Tongirwe Ketty to start a retail store in Bulenga, Uganda.
The plan for this retail store is to help the family to have a consistent income so that they can be self-sustaining. We envision the family being able to grow stronger in their ability to provide for their own means.
This is one of the major goals of The Everett and Austin Project – to empower those going through Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other rare diseases to become self-sufficient.
As you may have seen yesterday, we have done the same thing for Taiwo and his mother, Bola Aninashaun, in Lagos Nigeria. We are currently on hold for doing the same thing for Paul Kayonga and his 3 boys Julius, Herbert and Emma in either Ssegganga or Gobero, Uganda. We are waiting for the right timing.
Please pray with us for each of these three families. There are 5 total boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy that we are talking about: Taiwo, NIwagaba Brian & Julius, Herbert and Emma Kayonga.
Many thanks to each of you for your encouragement and support, both emotional and financial. God is good and it is such a blessing doing His will, serving “the least of these” in Africa. (Matthew 25:40)
“Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.” (Titus 3:14)
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