Iraqi Refugees in Jordan
What a blessing it was to meet so many new friends from Iraq while in Jordan this month. Their deep faith and trust in God in the midst of the suffering they have experienced is an inspiration to me personally and to all who have the privilege of spending time with them. My prayer is that God will continue to bless them and that He will lead and guide them–opening up doors so that they might continue to live their lives with meaning and purpose! Jeremiah 29:11-14
February 25, 2018
Mission Trip to Kampala to work with Patrick at “Raising Up Hope for Uganda!”
We are so excited about the opportunity we have to serve the beautiful children living at the children and youth homes at RUHU! We will be providing trauma training with the National leadership, and then putting what we have learned into practice with a trauma/healing camp for the hundreds of children connected to Raising up Hope for Uganda. Our team will have a time of training with Dr. Jim Witty from Care Corps Int. in California before we leave. We are privileged to have some students coming to help from the Master in Social Work program at California Baptist University and students from a variety of degree programs at Azusa Pacific University. Dr. Robert Kidega, from Northern Uganda is joining us and will mentor the pre-med students from APU in wound care and tropical medicine. Dr. Kidega is excited that they will be able to assist him in HIV testing for all of the children at RUHU.
Some of us will be arriving in Uganda early so we can head up North to Gulu to be with Aloysius and Esther Kyazze and hear about the wonderful works God is doing through their ministry at Christine’ House (a 7 month program for young women who have been victims of sexual exploitation) and the many new churches they are developing throughout Northern Uganda. Aloysius has served with Sports Outreach for years (a former National Uganda Soccer player with the Cranes) and has been used by God to help bring healing and hope to the many children and adults who were so deeply wounded by the violence in that region.
We are so appreciative of your prayers and support! We could not bring the healing love of Jesus with us without your help! Thank-you so much!
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These special friends live in Northern Uganda. We spent a week with them in December.