2021 MSM Year End Report

The pandemic year of 2021 was actually one of the most constructive of MSM history. Five buildings were constructed, many project were completed at the homes and schools as well as in the neighboring communities, and we found ways to improve the kids education and opportunities.

The 2021 year end report has been archived to the website and can be linked or downloaded below  Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement, involvement, and support.  It is an honor to work with you all and a privilege to serve this mission.

Stay tuned for news of the 2 mission trips in January and exciting things already happening.

Bob Hillebrand, Director – Mission Servants Ministry

Trip 33 to Kenya and Trip 34 to Uganda

God willing this Wednesday, 19 January a team of 4 leave for a 11 day trip to Kitale, Kenya to visit the Lord’s Servants Childrens Home and School supported by MSM. They have repair projects, furniture building, older children to visit, and Bible training planned.

On January 26, a team of 5 including me will leave for a 16 day trip to Bwase, Uganda to visit the Child Redeemed Mission Children’s Home and 2 Schools that MSM supports. We have many repair projects, school desk building, evangelism training, children projects, and planning for the future to accomplish. We are excited to meet 10 new children that have recently joined the CRM Home.

Please pray for all of us to remain Covid free and otherwise healthy so we can serve as we hope, that all the crazy logistics in these Covid-times happen smoothly, our families to remain safe, and for Christ to be glorified in all we do.

Let the packing begin…..updates will come. Thank you for your prayers and support.

What becomes of MSM sponsored Orphanage kids after becoming an adult?

This is one story……Reuben, aged 22, now a Pig Farmer was one of the original kids at the start of the Lord’s Servants Home, Kitale, Kenya in 2005. I met him shortly after that and MSM has had the privilege of supporting him ever since, through completion of High School, and into adulthood. Reuben has always been interested in agriculture and inherited 3 acres of farm land after his Grandfather and Uncle passed away and has been struggling to support his Grandmother and own health issues. MSM has helped him use his 3 acres to establish safe cash crops and a new pig raising operation. After mentoring in 2021, Reuben is ready to run a business that will support himself and his Grandmother.

MSM funded the building of a Piggery with 6 styies and a capacity for 40 to 50 pigs. It was opened this month and the first piglets moved in. The business involves buying or breeding piglets and raising them with good health and maximum weight till 8 months when they are sold for slaughter. Reuben needs to obtain food, water, and maintain medical quality during this process in a profitable way. He has developed relationships with other pig farmers, grain mills, and sources of food like schools and hotels. I’ve been proud of Reuben as he has researched this project, set up mentorships to learn, developed budgets and plans, managed the construction process, and worked through every problem along the way. Well done Reuben.

What happens to Mission Servants Ministry sponsored orphanage kids when they grow up? They get launched into being a productive loving adults and responsible members of their clan and community. Praise God. Thank you to all who have supported MSM. Special thanks to Noah, Director of Promise Primary School in Uganda for your advice and mentoring.

Schools are closed in Uganda but it is a good time to build…

Uganda is currently under it’s 2nd COVID shutdown, expiring in the end of July, closing schools, churches, and gatherings again. Mission Servants Ministry has taken advantage of the Pandemic disruption since early 2020 to improve and build facilities at Promise Primary School (PPS) and Rock View Primary School (RVPS). The facilities will be ready when the kids are allowed to return, hopefully by August. These projects not only provide learning facilities but also much needed jobs and hope. Shockingly these buildings are finished complete for about $25,000 each. Money is a great tool when used wisely. Thanks for all the support for MSM and all praise to God.

Promise Primary…..

Replacing a 4 room wooden structure, the 4 room brick building will feature a folding door to allow a double sized room when needed. This building will increase the permanent classroom number to 10, one room for each grade, and a new dorm room for the boys that board.

Early in the COVID period of 2020, a new kitchen was constructed to allow more efficient feeding of the 400 students that will ultimately attend PPS.

Rock View Primary School…

A 2 room structure was finished into a 2 class building in January.

This 5 room building was completed also in January.

Construction was started in June on a 4 room class building to replace the last wooden structure. This building will be completed ib July and will provide RVPS with 11 class rooms. It is expected that 400 kids will ultimately attend RVPS.

Trip 32 – Uganda, after a long COVID delay.

It was awesome to be back in Uganda and with the kids, friends, schools, and church again after 15 months away. I thank God that COVID has not been harsh in the rural communities of Uganda and that the Child Redeemed Mission Home (CRM), Promise Primary School (PPS), and Rock View Primary School (RVPS) have done well in operations, improvements, and preparations for resuming full operations over that time. Rick and Bob spent the last two weeks of May visiting Noah as he recovers from a brain injury, making upgrades and repairs to the facilities, launching new projects, and connecting with everyone again. There will be a number of updates to follow this one. I thought just showing some happy faces would be a good first update. Thank you for your prayers and support. More to follow….