Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kids Camp, Food & Bible Distribution

This past week a team from the New Hope Institute took a trip to Northern Uganda.

Northern Uganda has suffered much at the hands of the LRA over the last few decades and so are in much need of peace and a hope of a future.

New Hope Uganda, as a result is in the process of starting up another home and school site in Northern Uganda.

This past week we had 65 children with us. Many of these children have been orphaned or abducted because of Kony and the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army).

We had the opportunity to share the good news of the gospel with them, teach them about forgiveness and teach them about the hope they can have in Jesus.

All 65 of them received bibles, many of whom have never had a bible before. By the end of the week, 7 of them professed Jesus as Savior, and many committed to forgiving Kony for the abuses that they had endured.

By the end of the camp, children who came frowning, left smiling, singing, dancing and giving hugs for the first time. They are starting to understand freedom, peace and joy with Jesus.

Our team traveled back to their homes with them and were able to distribute 7 tons of maize flour to their families, who have been suffering from food shortages due to the drought here in Uganda.

One of the little boys proclaimed that Friday, the day we distributed food, was the best day in his entire life.

Please continue to pray for these children from Kobwin and Amuria. Pray that the messages they heard don't fall on deaf ears and that the freedom they have experienced will continue to grow with each and every day.

Thank you to all of you, who helped make this possible!

1 comment:

Ed said...

Beautiful post, Lena! We all love you and your servant's heart!