Map of Uganda

Map of Uganda
The Uganda Kampala Mission includes Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi and Southern Sudan. Our assignment covers all the areas except Ethiopia.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Trip to Congolese refugee camp to..."Reduce pain and deliver hope".

On Wednesday, November 10th we were contacted by Uganda's Minister of State for Relief & Disaster Preparedness & Refugees requesting the Church's help with the refugees fleeing into Uganda from the war in the DR Congo. They are being sheltered in a camp in the Naki Valley near Mbarara, Uganda. As the rainy season is approaching, the nights here are in the 60's and there are many children and infants in the camp. We contacted the Area office in Johannesburgh, South Africa to see if we could avoid the delay and costs of shipping items from Salt Lake City by purchasing them locally. With the help of a local member, Ssimbwa Busulwa Kakinda, we have secured 1,920 blankets, 2,200 lbs. of powdered milk and 800 cooking pots. We rented a truck and and delivered the supplies to the camp Wednesday, November 17th.

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Peggy said...

It is so good to see all the pictures and hear all that you are doing - it is like you two have been there for years, you seem to have fit in so well and are doing so much good, all in such a short time - What a blessing it is to you, and to all those you serve. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Lee & Peg

Anonymous said...

My parents are serving in Johannesburg and are working with members to gather supplies to help with orphanges, you can see that they are greatly needed all over Africa. Thankyou for sharing you pictures and stories it help motivate us here in the US to work on Humanitairian projects.

"Everything must have a beginning"

"Everything must have a beginning"
Children at an orphanage in Entebbe, Uganda. There are so many children here it is incredible; there are orphans everywhere. The people take them in and it is not unusual to see families struggling with 8-10 children. We talked to a woman yesterday who has taken in twelve children. She said, "sometimes I feel sad that I cannot do more, but everything must have a beginning". We have decided to use that as our personal reminder to guide our actions here as we try to help.