The best part of a trip and what I feel most fortunate to do is…just be with the kids. Kids are kids. I know why Jesus made note of special affection for them….
We were blessed to welcome 19 new children to the Child Redeemed Mission Home over the last few weeks. They ranged in age from Nursery School aged to Grade 6. It had to be a big transition for them (I have seen many of the places they have come from) but they seemed to fit right in. The resident CRM kids did a great job of helping with that. Having enough food, clean water, a bed, clothes, a playground, and going to school is a dream come true for many of them. The government Child Officer (PO) identified all these kids as vulnerable and forwarded them to CRM.
School started Monday and everyone was so excited they could hardly sleep. Lots of efforts in getting organized, head shaving, and gathering supplies going on. The kids organized a prayer circle early in e morning and then we walked….ran sometimes…to school. Some photos….
All the kids at CRM are fully supported by Mission Servants Ministry and a big part of that is donor sponsorships of each child. A monthly donation of $50 covers much of the expenses per child. We only allow one sponsor per child. Please pray about joining us in helping these kids reach their potential in life and Christ.
Jeff and his son Connor Milligan completed their first African mission trip and they had a great time. Connor hosted a soccer tournament at the home and was a great young Christian ambassador and connected with the kids on their level. Jeff really enjoyed the kids, culture, and projects. They wrote their thoughts down below…..
My name is Connor Milligan, I am 14 years old, and I recently had the blessing of going to Uganda for a week. This trip was very special to me as it allowed me to experience a different country’s culture and way of life. The primary goal as I was on this trip was to let the kids know that they are valued. The kids here at the Child Redeemed Mission Home are all kids that have been neglected by their parents or their parents either died or left them. It is a very sad situation and my personal goal was to see every kid smile. I accomplished this by just hanging out with them, trying to learn their language, and just being silly. I love to play soccer, and so I played soccer constantly with them and had a lot of fun doing it. Also while I was there, I helped build desks for the children’s school, upgraded the lighting system, and started to build a greenhouse. This was an amazing opportunity for me and I encourage anyone considering going on a mission trip to try it. It has been a wonderful experience for me and I know I will remember it for the rest of my life.
Jeff Milligan…I remember the day I heard about Mission Servants Ministry (MSM) and their involvement with Child Redeemed Mission (CRM) Home. Immediately, I felt a call from God to go and help. Fourteen months later it has become a reality and I am fortunate enough to be able to share it with my son, Connor. I heard many stories from previous travelers to Africa, but none of the advice can really prepare you for what you experience. Everyday in Uganda has been a flood of emotions, from disbelief at the locals’ living conditions, to sadness at the struggle of families for basic living necessities, to joy from the smiles of the children at CRM. Even as I write this, I can hear the angelic voices of children practicing songs for Sunday church service. God is definitely blessing the children at CRM and MSM is being an amazing steward of the funds donated to this cause. Meeting these children firsthand and working in partnership with MSM has given me the encouragement and confidence to sponsor a child. Each of these kids is an amazing creation of God and the love (and food and education and Christian teaching) they receive at CRM is transforming their lives. I am proud to be a part of God’s work here.
All praise and honor to God!
Rick, Greg, Jeff, Connor, and I left home a week ago. We are on schedule for our projects, all healthy, and enjoying the kids. 19 new kids were welcomed into Child Redeemed Mission Home on Sunday. They are sweet kids that already seem like they are among family. It has been a real joy to watch them blend in.
We had to drop the well upgrade project at the Balowoli Primary School because the pump did not arrive on time and a few other crazy events. We are making good progress on the 100 desks for a new school being started…Promise Primary, completed the solar power upgrade to CRM and are enjoying the extra power, and will be erecting the greenhouse tomorrow. We have also completed a number of maintenance items and repairs.
We are especially enjoying the fellowship of the kids, church members, staff, and community.
Thank you for your prayers!
It is an incredible and humbling feeling knowing that a human’s future is going to brighten and change by walking in the front gate! Twenty children have been forwarded to the Child Redeemed Home in Uganda for admittance because their situation is extremely vulnerable. Risks posed by abuse, malnutrition, disease, and poor care are typical. Most of them need medical care and to be registered in school. They all need security, healthy lifestyle, to be loved and given a sense of worth, and hope for a life fulfilling God’s purpose for them. They are innocent and had nothing to do with creating their tenuous situation.
17 of the 40 children being cared for at CRM are now boarded in High School or Trade School and spend much of their school break time with their extended families. CRM is ready to receive new children. Children that need to join CRM in order to thrive. Mission Servants Ministry fully funds CRM and provides this opportunity completely through donations, sponsors, and God’s providence.
Please Prayerfully Consider Joining in a Hands-On effort…. “it’s God’s Grace to see instant security, love, and hope for a real future in a Child’s Life”…..and Sponsor one!
$50.00 per month supports a child completely…food, clothing, school. Unlike the large Child Funds, we have only one sponsor per child and encourage a relationship. 100% of sponsorship funds go to direct child support at the home.
Hit the link for stories and photos of the new children, who need sponsors…NEW KIDS TO LOVE – CRM 20.pdf
More information at www.missionservants.org or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org