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The 2021 year end report has been archived to the website and can be linked or downloaded below Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement, involvement, and support.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.
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.
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….
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!
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