We've formally filed with the IRS to be a non-profit organization. Once submitted, the process can take anywhere from 90 to 180 days, so hopefully we'll have it completed by the Fall.
Our vision & mission and operational plans have been drawn up and we're excited to begin this new adventure that will build upon the success that Messiah Lutheran has had in Nakabango, Uganda.
Over the past few months, as Andy, Julie, Chuck, Paul, Curt, Tim, and I have met with each other and others to shape how this non-profit will move forward, a number of key conversations and phrases have stuck in my head:
It will be interesting to see how this unfolds, but the encouragement from family, friends, and co-workers has been wonderful.
Hearts & Hope is a nonprofit organization focused on unlocking the potential of people in Uganda through relationships with people in the US.