Schools are not free for children in Uganda so the majority of kids do not attend school. Parents cannot pay school fees so even if kids are enrolled, parents cannot keep up with the fees and the children are sent home. Mukono Community Church opened a school in their community to serve their...Continue Reading
Hello from the Pearl of Africa! We spent time with our own sponsored children as well as the workers in the Child Development Program. These sweet people research the children who most need sponsorships, do home visits, help with medical needs or family emergencies- they are truly saints!...Continue Reading
Sorry our news has been so spotty! The internet is pretty awful & our power goes out a lot. It’s the rainy season & there was flooding in Kampala just last week so I was worried the rain & mud would be an issue but it’s been hot & sunny with rain only a few...Continue Reading
After a long Covid-induced absence, we bravely booked a flight, grabbed a hotel, and headed back to our African church partner in Mukono, Uganda!Continue Reading
Today while Jason held a soccer coaches clinic at the church campus, the lady folk headed off for a long trek into the capital city of Kampala. While perhaps only 15 or so kilometers distance, the wretched traffic, dirt roads, and sheer volume of motorcycles, goats, trucks, buses, trucks full of...Continue Reading
Today we had several errands at the church campus, including a “Pizza Class” and Teen Dinner. As it turned out, it was lots more exciting than we expected!!
Several years ago we wanted to help our community in Uganda create a business to employ the single moms & bring income...Continue Reading
Wow! Wow! Wow! We were invited to a graduation celebration of sorts at New Life Christian School, the primary school on the grounds of Mukono Community Church. We were greeted by our “emcee” 12-year-old super-star Michael, the sponsored child of Scott & Beth Voigt, who could be a...Continue Reading
Monday our team started the day meeting with the Mercy Network, the material aid arm of Mukono Community Church. They choose families- currently 16- in need of food and practical help, from both the church and the community. They meet twice a month for Bible Study & prayer, teaching...Continue Reading
Oli Otya Friends- we are live from Mukono Uganda and want to share all the good things God is doing in this beautiful place! Our internet has been spotty but it’s looking better- here’s the first few days so you can catch up!
Five of us (Cindy, Laurie, Mary, Jason & Laura) and...Continue Reading
Oliotye- that's HELLO in Luganda, the tribal language spoken in Uganda. Teammate Laura Sheppard has made it her mission to speak Luganda as much as she can - she gets lots of laughs & applause for her efforts! Most people speak English but we often translate into Luganda for activities! Our...Continue Reading