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Uganda, Africa 2021 Mission Project: Moses Orphanage Home
Team mission trips have been delayed due to Covid, however, the mission work continues.
The PROJECT: complete the building of Moses Orphanage Home in Kampala.
The GOAL: raise $120,000
The BLESSING: matching funds to $50,000 on any donations received by June 1.
The STORY: several years ago funds were given to begin the project but not enough to complete it -- now is the time to complete the Moses Orphanage Home.
The Moses Orphanage Home is currently a roofless empty shell of potential with a green grass lawn, raw brick walls, and a view of Lake Victoria (Africa’s largest lake). Still needed are: a roof, plumbing, electrical, plastered walls, finish work inside and out, security fence, and a long clothesline.
The Moses Orphanage Home will care for about 25 students passing through on their way to becoming all they can be for the glory of God. The students will attend Lasaka Primary School, Senior School, and University. At home they will share in the family household needs and tend to their own personal care needs such as doing their laundry by hand and completing school homework in a timely manner.
Pastor Moses Mbuga is the founder and director of Imani Milele Children. His wife, Madame Hopkins Mbuga, is the director of the schools. Together they are house parents and currently live with about 20 children in a three bedroom rental home with minimal plumbing. The completion of the Moses Orphanage Home will allow them to care for more children and offer some of life’s amenities like inside plumbing and more space between beds.
Will you donate today to help complete the Moses Orphanage Home and use the matching fund option to further your gift to finish the Moses Orphanage Home?
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More of the STORY: As a child growing up with his parents and multiple siblings, Moses lived in a small building on the church property. As a young man, husband, and father, Moses lived in rental property or with friends or family. Moses and Hopkins have rescued many children, bringing them into their home to nurture them and provide an education for them.
Currently Moses and Hopkins live in a small rental house with 20 children. The house has 3 bedrooms: one for girls, one for boys, and one for Hopkins and Moses. The children help with household chores. Water is pumped and carried from a nearby borehole. Each child does their own laundry in a plastic basin which is then hung on the line to dry in the back yard. The yard is about 3 meters wide bumping into a block wall fence. With so many feet trampling about in a small space the yard is dirt; or mud depending on the day. Yet, the sounds of laughter and family are regularly heard.
You see Moses and Hopkins live humbly; investing any money they receive into the children they serve. They have wonderful God-filled stories to tell about the children God has blessed them with. A 6 year old orphaned boy found running naked through the village of Kitongo who is now a professional chef working in The Tulip, a Kampala 5 star restaurant. Moses’ little brother Abraham, was merely 3 when their father died, is now a Medical Doctor directing the Medical Mission Trips, working in a Kampala Hospital, and operating a Medical Clinic to serve the local people of the neighborhood. Jimmy, a skinny neglected village boy is now the Principal of a school. Christopher, whose parents died of AIDS, is now self-employed as a photographer and videographer. Justin is the music leader at a church and school. Sarah is now a nurse. The list of children impacted by the gracious home of Moses and Hopkins is endless.
Pastor Moses is the Senior Pastor of the Gospel Messengers Church in Kampala, Uganda. His father, Rev Ezekiel Mbuga, founded the church in 1978 after which he was persecuted, arrested, tortured, imprisoned, and nearly killed by Idi Amin for teaching people about God. In 1984 Rev Ezekiel Mbuga died in a car accident leaving Moses, his eldest son, to continue the work of the church.
Moses believed in God and persevered. In 1992 he married his wife Hopkins and raised two sons. Together they have started over 312 churches in Uganda and established affiliation with churches in the surrounding countries of Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania. Moses started 8 schools in Uganda: Lusaka, Lugazi, Kassanda, Kitongo, Kamusenene, Rwenjiri, Troas, and Lagutu. In 2012 Imani Milele Children (ImaniMilele.com) was established to help fund the orphans and vulnerable children so that they may attend school, have school supplies, and receive one meal a day. There are over 4000 children in the Imani Milele education system. The goal: to raise awareness of Uganda’s three million orphans and vulnerable children. The children are rescued, cared for, educated, and equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to realize their full potential and develop into self-sufficient and productive Ugandans.
The Ugandan villages are easy to love. There is no electricity, healthcare, clean running water, sanitation services, and most without phones or internet access. The people live with warm bright spirits and a positive energy. Uganda is much more pleasant since the war ended in 2006. Life is full of challenges, but none so great as to dampen the attitude and work toward success.
Pastor Moses and Hopkins are moving into their 60’s. They have no Social Security, no 401K, no Annuity plan, and no savings account. They rely on God to supply all their needs now and in the years to come. Last November while Moses was doing village ministry he contracted Typhoid and lay ill for a few weeks. In December he came down with Covid and lay ill for a few more weeks. He was regaining strength in January when he got Malaria and lay ill again. Things started looking better when he fell ill yet again with Flu. During all the time of rest and healing he sent out daily emails of praise and encouragement to his friends.
Pastor Moses said he never saw the way his life would turn out; he just trusted God to lead. We can be humbly reminded of that many times when God asks us to do something. Often He does not give us the blueprint for the journey. He expects us to use faith to step out and act. Then He handles the rest. He uses people with different backgrounds and a variety of talents to come together for His significant cause.
Sometimes helping is easy, more often inconvenient, but always necessary. It has the power to change the world. - Pastor Moses
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Judy Williams, APRN
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