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The 2021 year end report has been archived to the website and can be linked or downloaded below Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement, involvement, and support.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.
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.
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.
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.
2020 saw a complete shutdown of school activities in Uganda due to Covid19. For safety reasons, the kids at CRM were sheltering at the home and this is what they did. Music, singing, and dancing are a passion at CRM as well as worshipping our Lord. Collectively this group of kids expressed themselves by writing, composing, choreographing, and performing these original music videos which were funded as an education opportunity during the Covid shut down in 2020 and early 2021. Enjoy!
Before COVID19, Promise Primary was growing rapidly, filling all nursery and primary classes with over 300 students and expecting nearly 50 boarding students for the higher grades. The original kitchen where morning porridge, lunch, and teachers food consisted of a simple sheet metal shelter and a pot suspended on 3 rocks over a fire. The food and grain stores were in rooms in the office. Rainy and windy weather was a real challenge. Bless the cooking staff for keeping up under those conditions. The pandemic shut down allowed time for a solution however.
Besides necessity, upgrading the kitchen was a pending requirement of the school registration process. Therefore, a 15′ by 30′, 4 room building was built which features a large well ventilated and lit cooking area, a food pantry, a room for maize and bean bulk storage, a cooks residence room, and 45′ of covered veranda for kids and firewood to stay out of the rain. Three large wood burning efficient cooking stoves were installed. The cooking staff will be ready when school is allowed to open.
Here is the old kitchen….
This project was completed for under $10,000. School Director Noah put in a lot of hands on work and management to insure cost efficiency. Thank you all for your prayers and support.