Helping People Find Their Way Back To God in Namyoya, Uganda
Today we went to Namyoya Christian Church, the church Community has supported through Celebration Generosity the past two years as a part of Community’s vision to eradicate poverty and help people find their way back to God one village at a time in Uganda, Africa. Boy, is it working!!
Through the work of Global Family Rescue here in Uganda, we now have approximately 60 sponsored families in the village of Namyoya. These families are coached and mentored by two of our Community Facilitators, Jeffrey and Justine. We had lunch with them today and captured three testimonies of these sponsored families via video. We will upload that video for you soon so you can hear the good things God is doing in this community. Thank you to everyone who sponsors a family with GFR. You are truly making a life changing difference.
Because of the generosity of Community, a new church building and roof has been built and a home on-site for the church’s pastor - Pastor David - who previously had to travel over two hours to get to the church on Sundays and was not present as much during the rest of the week. Because Pastor David has been able to be on site and living IN the community with the people of Namyoya, people are finding their way back to God left and right! Just today at church, Pastor David recognized and celebrated THREE PEOPLE who found their way back to God just this week! It was so exciting to see the community rally around them with love and support. What a privilege it was to be there for this!
Another exciting milestone of progress for this community is the development of a pigery. Because of the family sponsorships and tithes going to the church from the families, the community was able to purchase eight pigs to start a pigery. Half of our team spent Saturday constructing this pigery with the people of the community for their new pigs! This income-generating business will not only provide sustainable income to this community and to the church, but it will also provide confidence to these families that they in fact can sustain life beyond the 3-year family sponsorship plan. This has truly been an amazing development to witness within these families.
One of the best things that became so apparent today is that the church has literally become the center for EVERYTHING in the community. Our three-year plan for Namyoya includes constructing and staffing a medical clinic as well as constructing and staffing a school - both located on the land next to the church. Those things will undoubtedly cause the church to be the center of the community. But even before those constructions have happened, this church is already the center of life for these people. How incredible that is - the Church really is the hope of the world.
Praise God for all of you who have been generous to Global Family Rescue. And praise God for all of you who will continue your generosity and in fact accelerate your generosity to a cause that is literally eradicating poverty and helping people find their way back to God in a village in Africa. Thank you for your prayers for us on this trip, and we will keep you updated as we continue this life changing journey!