Sharing-work Needs many Hearts…

A few years ago when I was changing careers from Business Owner to focusing as a Volunteer Director of Mission Servants Ministry, I chose as my centering Bible verse, Hebrews 13:15-16 15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Best move ever.

MSM has been blessed since 2007 to do that (Sharing) with orphans, widows, sick, disaster struck, and poor as well as schools and medical operations. I’ve realized that “Share with others” doesn’t only mean blessings of funds and services to the needy, but also “Share with others” the opportunity to be a blessing. I’m going to do that now with a list of projects and needs on the current plate of MSM that will make a loving impact to the needy children and people we serve in Uganda and Kenya in the next several months. These are all the same sort of things that we have been doing for the last 15 years and funded purely by donations from individuals lead to “Share”. If any of these projects touches your heart and you would love to “Share with us” please follow the links or methods to donate at the end. Money is an incredible tool that we know how to use efficiently. 100% of donations will go to these efforts directly. Thank you for praying about this and to those that have joined with us to date.

Current MSM Projects and Needs

Requirements, fees, clothing, bedding, etc…to bring 6 new vulnerable kids from the Kamuli district into the Child Redeemed Mission (CRM) Home in January.

Expanding work with our older sponsored children from the CRM home in Uganda and Lord’s Servants Home (LSH) in Kenya to assist them to obtain higher education, skill training, or start small businesses so they can be productive adults.

Assist the Kasolwe Medical Clinic (small village clinic) to obtain relatively basic equipment like microscope, and sterilization equipment, to serve the village as well as establish a service for the kids at the CRM Home.

Rebuild a community well in Liyavo district, Kenya and install a hand pump to provide a safe and sanitary source of water. There are several projects like this being requested of MSM. We funded 8 such projects in 2021 and 2022.

Footbridge construction to replace a wooden structure washed away in this years flooding. Three such projects have been completed since 2018.

Purchase 1.15 acres of land offered by a bordering neighbor of CRM Home to serve as garden and animal support property for the children to learn those skills.

Complete the gate, guard house, and fence around the Promise Primary School (PPS) property that was 90% completed in 2022.

Build a dorm building at PPS to house 75 boys and 75 girls which will open up two classrooms that are currently being used for dorms. PPS has rapidly grown to capacity of 550 children due to it’s superior performance and God’s grace.

A solar or grid power solution for PPS to allow the installation of security lights, building lights, and a water pump with a chlorination system. All for the goodwill and safety of the kids and staff.

Church partner projects to build and repair homes for widows or extremely needy families with young children. Six such projects have been completed since 2018.

Repair the fence at CRM Home and relocate the gate, guard house, and playground away from planned road construction access.

Many other smaller projects to maintain the facilities at the CRM and LSH homes as well as cover operating cost and raising of the resident children.

How to Help…

All of these projects can be started immediately and many are simply waiting for God’s provisions of funding. Donations can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, stock transfer, or least cost method by check mailed to Mission Servants Ministry, 4550 Lochfoot Dr., Charlotte, NC 28278. Please contact me with any questions at 704-576-4646 or bob@missionservants.org or learn more about MSM at http://www.missionservants.org or Mission Servants Ministry on Facebook.

Making a Difference…Lord’s Servants Home Kid, Joseph

The oldest child at the Lord’s Servants Home (LSH) in Kenya in 2007, when Mission Servants Ministry (MSM) began sponsoring them was Joseph…a tall, polite, and serious boy. He was the Big Brother for everyone. He went on to do well in school, got a college degree, and now is running for a district political office as Member of County Assembly (MCA) in order to help his community.

Joseph has spent the last year learning about the critical needs in his community and instead of promising to do something, he organized action and fixed dire problems. MSM has worked with Joseph and his team on eight clean water oriented projects, providing materials, while the community provided labor. Some of these projects were refurbishing springs and wells and others were providing bridges and safe roads to reach the water sources. Literally thousands of people have been blessed with a clean and plentiful water source through these projects.

I love water projects and MSM has implemented many in Africa. Africans say that Water is Life. Jesus said that He is the Living Water. Both water and Living Water should be available to all! Many of the 8 projects organized by Joseph were finished with less than $1,000. It just takes a leader to organize, define, and sell a vision. Well done and praise God.

The election is August 8. Godspeed Joseph.

Photos from the eight projects….

Before and After

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.