Uganda Mission Update
In each of the last four months, we have been able to send food aid funds to our Brothers, and Sisters in Uganda. Much has come from private donations and some from the congregational love offering. In May we sent $800, $1,300 in June, $1,050 in July, and $1000 in August. Further funds of about $600 have come in which will allow us to send aid again in September. We are hoping that soon the government in Uganda will allow people to go back to work, and churches to reopen, since there have been few reported deaths and only about 1000 Covid cases nationwide to date.
A complication for our sister churches there to reopen is the governments requirement to have costly Covid-19 safety measurers in place, including temperature guns and sanitizing equipment. Of course, these small churches do not have the estimated $135 per church that is necessary. We hope donations will allow us to send funds to reopen 5 or six of the larger churches.
Also, we have been able to purchase two at-risk church properties since our mission team returned in March – Bubajwe, cost $3000, paid for entirely by contributions, including $2000 from Dan Dameron’s church in Seattle, and Kyabahima, which cost $8000, Five thousand of which was covered by Sammie’s Uganda Memorial Fund.
In May we sent out this quarters support for eight orphans in boarding schools. Like here, schools in Uganda are generally closed. However, those orphans with nowhere else to go are still housed and cared for at the schools.
Donations for our Uganda Mission are always welcome. Funds are needed to continue to send money for food relief, help to reopen the churches, as well as on-going support.