Happy 2021 to you all! 2020 was challenging in many ways, and much of our plans were put on hold. Third world countries have been a state of literal survival for much of the year and our mission work was cut short, due to travel and safety restrictions.
We now see that things are starting to change in 2021, praise God! Our friends in Uganda have been doing many wonderful things. After we put the well in back in 2018 for Pastor Samson, one of his mentors, Pastor Stephen, started his own church plant. You can see how God is growing the faith there. Dark spiritual warfare is rampant there and we are so proud of these Pastors for living their lives outloud, boldly for God!
As Uganda's restrictions have lifted, Pastor Stephen has seen a spike in church attendance. Buyera Community Church, located in a poor rural community 20kms north west of the capital Kampala, has no toilet or water facilities. By fundraising $12,000 we will be able to offer them a dignified space.
The community is suffering under the burden of social problems such as poverty and unemployment, low education, single parent families, witchcraft, poor hygiene conditions as well as hunger and nutrition related challenges.
The church has established a children’s ministry and a women skills training program to counter the current social problems and bring life transformation.
The growing number of women and children participating in these programs poses a big health challenge because of lack of proper toilet facilities to serve the church. The current toilets in form of Latrines (deep pit with a small hole on the ground surface) is in a very dilapidated state. Setting up hygienically better facilities will help reduce health problems related to poor hygiene.
At the beginning of the month, 15 people gave their life to Jesus. Let's help this church across the world THRIVE!
Any and all amounts are a blessing!