Building relationships and serving where God leads.
Since our first trip in 2006 our vision for Uganda has expanded into areas we didn’t at first know existed. Through it all, however, we have been blessed by the laughter and beauty of the faces, overwhelmed at the hunger in the eyes of some way too small to articulate it, and amazed at the joy they see in things we often overlook. Community is something we talk about; it is something Ugandans live. They worship with their whole hearts and souls, completely uninhibited! They are a people filled with joy!
During our time in Uganda, we have developed lasting relationships with local pastors and organizations, which continue to grow and thrive. We look forward to seeing where God leads these amazing partnerships. One ministry in particular is Musana Community Development Organization. Musana’s heart is to be locally run rather than foreign run. We feel this falls in line with who we are as a community and feel we have so much to learn from them. This is part of their story:
Musana Community Development Organization was created when the team of founders of Ugandan and American University students discovered 162 children living at an orphanage in the worst conditions imaginable. In September 2008, Musana Children’s Home was established and moved 80 of the 162 children into a place they could finally call home. They are happier than they have ever been, getting three meals a day, proper medical care, a good education, and most importantly… LOVE.
Today Musana educates more than 430 kids; establishes microfinance projects to educate and help the local widows and impoverished women start their own businesses; and develops sustainability projects that include a tilapia farm, a dairy cow project, a chicken project, an agriculture project, a restaurant, and a craft project that employs women in rural areas and equips them with skills of making jewelry and tailoring.
The purpose of this team will be to develop relationships and serve where needed! If you can love on children, you are qualified! We will be partnered with Musana, as well as other local organizations, and focus on care for the children in and around Iganga, Uganda. We assist in providing for the physical and spiritual needs of these amazing people. Join the Uganda Team June 27-July 15, 2019. The cost is approx. $3750 and the maximum team size is 12.
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