After living on this planet for forty years, we came to the sudden realization that warming the pews at our local church just wasn’t cutting it. We decided to make a life change and move to Uganda for a year to see with our own eyes what the dealio was.
In the immortal words of Dickens, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, but as a result of that move we were able to build a couple schools, and start a housing program for the poor and needy children in the Banda region, on the outskirts of Kampala. This is a slum area that has been mainly overlooked by the local NGOs and aid organizations. We now run these schools from Canada, as well as our housing program. In addition, our eyes are always on the lookout for other needs that require assistance.
It has been an amazing seven years since we first started working in Uganda, and thanks to so many kind people who have helped us financially and with their prayers, we have accomplished more than we could have ever imagined.
Our good friend Joe Ertle is responsible for keeping our wheels greased by providing funds for our day to day responsibilities. Without his generosity we surely would have gone under long ago. Our parents support our 13 staff members and our friends Dean and Lisa provide funds to build 1 house per month with a little extra to help out with school supplies.
Currently, we look after 350 students at our two schools by providing two nutritious meals a day (everyday) , a proper faith based education, and a fully stocked medical clinic, which cares for our ongoing situation dealing with malaria and HIV issues as well as everyday bumps and bruises. We have constructed almost 200 homes for needy women and their children, and have finally been able to release these ladies from their never-ending rent cycle, which has been keeping them in poverty.
Once again….thank you to everyone who is helping us love these poor souls into the Kingdom.