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….

CRM Kids Original Music Videos… Covid19 Project.

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!

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2020 MSM Year End Report

2020 was a crazy year and COVID19 may have kept kids out of school in Africa and stopped a few mission trips but it did not slow us in our purpose of service.  We had, in fact, a very productive and loving year working for Children, Widows, and the Needy. The year end report has been archived to the website and can be linked here.   2020 Year End Report    Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement, involvement, and support.  It is an honor to work with you all and to realize that this is humbly, how God works through us.

Bob Hillebrand, Director – Mission Servants Ministry

Merry Christmas 2020 from MSM

We were all privileged this past year to participate in God’s mission work during the crazy year of 2020. We were able to work toward progress and hope among fear and uncertainty….toward health and growth among loss and disease and love and friendship among hate and selfishness. This was a tough year but we praise God for His work through us this year and holiday season.

Christmas….All the kids sponsored by MSM at The Lord’s Servants Home in Kenya were given a supply of food for their guardian families.

The kids at Child Redeemed Mission Home in Uganda received new clothes and the ones living with guardian families during Covid received a food supply gift.

MSM partnered with the Lyavo Bible Church and local community leadership to repair flood damage to the main bridge and road into the community after a historic rainy season.

Major construction was launched at the Rock View Primary School to build a new 5 room class building and finish the recently constructed 2 room building. In 2 months, it is under roof by this time.

In addition, two homes for widows and orphans were constructed in partnership with local churches. All children are in school or preparing to start in January. Over a dozen older kids are in college classes. The teachers at Promise Primary were employed during 2020 Covid shutdown. A new kitchen was built at Promise Primary. Repairs were made to the kitchen at CRM. A new Directors House was completed at CRM and Emma and Gorretti married and made it a Home.

MSM also organized local outreach in Concord, NC for needy patients under kidney dialysis treatment. 29 families were served with food and supplies at Thanksgiving and Christmas along with other individual acts of service and love.

We praise God for your prayers, love, and support. Mission Servants Ministry is fullfilling it’s purp[ose and mission without interuption. Thank you all for your continued support.

God’s blessings to you this New Year!

Bob Hillebrand and team at Mission Servants

Children and staff at Child Redeemed Mission Home – Uganda

Children and staff at Promise Primary School – Uganda

Children and staff at Rock View Primary School – Uganda

Children and staff at Lords Servants Home – Kenya

Lyavo Community – Kenya

Teso Outreach – Kenya