The village of Mbulamuti will have a sponsor beginning in 2012. Waters Edge located in Allen, Texas has decided to join Hearts & Hope in our efforts to support villages in Uganda. Curt Moothart joined a trip to Uganda in January and was deeply touched during his visit to Mbulamuti. Andy, Curt, and I were all eager to see what we could do to help this village and Curt shared his passion with his small but growing congregation and they've decided to join forces.
Located near the town of Kamuli, which is several hours from the city of Jinja, Mbulamuti is packed with kids who desperately need our help - and Waters Edge-Allen has jumped at the opportunity! A new website will be used specifically for the WE-Allen / Mbulamuti partnership.
As we formally launch the partnership in 2012, this will be a key destination for all information related to Mbulamuti and the transformation we have planned there.
We thought it would be a great idea to invite everyone who's been to Uganda to support Messiah's mission in Nakabango to a Reunion at Andy's house.
It was amazing how many people were able to join us and reflect on the awesome transformation that Messiah has had on the village of Nakabango. After everyone got to meet and share there experiences from their trips, Julie had a slide show that demonstrated how much had changed in Uganda since the first trip 5 years ago. What was once just a simple field with a small hut where a few families met to worship, there is now a carpentry shop, a sewing center, a well, and a large multi-purpose school/community center. And the children who were educated thanks to child sponsorships from Messiah are now contributing to not only their village, but the surrounding villages like Bufuula where Tim Radkey's Hope Lutheran is now involved.
Hearts & Hope is a nonprofit organization focused on unlocking the potential of people in Uganda through relationships with people in the US.