This is just a short Thank You for your prayers, encouragement, and support for the blessings that MSM was able to be part of in 2018 to the children and communities in Uganda and Kenya at the Child Redeemed Mission Home, Promise Primary, and Lord’s Servants Home. It was a full and successful year moving over 300 kids toward a positive future while giving Jesus Christ the glory in the communities. MSM simply passes on the blessings it is brought by you all. We are not sponsored or supported by any other organization, just a lot of loving individuals.
Please pray for the two MSM teams that are going to serve at the sites in January. God’s provisions, plans, and protection are needed. If you feel led to be involved and can help with a year end donation, it will be greatly appreciated and used well. Either check or PayPal works. Thank you!
Here are some of the kids wearing their Christmas blessings this year…..
This exciting project to add 4 new classrooms to the Promise Primary School and impact children’s lives is complete. This school is the vision of Noah Mugabi, Director and Lillian Russell, a woman from South Carolina with a heart for Ugandan children. The vision was to provide a quality education to the small community of Nabwigulu village, Kamuli district, Uganda (Africa) about 5 km from the town of Kamuli. The school was adding temporary buildings but was not able to accommodate the volume of children in the area needing a school.
A core purpose of Mission Servants Ministry is to help ministry organizations that have child serving visions, to achieve them to the benefit of children….sooner rather than later. This project will allow 425 children to enroll in January, up from the current 250 and adding the final upper grades in primary school…Grade 6 and 7. Promise Primary is now a full primary school with quality programs, clean water, and coming soon (next trip in January) a playground. This project was completed for under $16,000. The other assistance MSM provided was mentorship in planning and budgeting with the goal being that Promise Primary will operate in a fiscally self sufficient manner in 2019.
During the month since the last update, the 4 classroom addition project was finished by hanging doors, installing plexi-glass in the doors and windows, finish the plastering inside, and painting. Also during this project a water well was dug and a pump installed. Finally, a very exciting parent and community open house was held discussing the school vision. All glory to God!
The school will open for Term I of 2019 in the end of January. The MSM Trip 26 in January will include building desks and tables and building seesaws and swings.
We praise God for all this and appreciate your prayers and support.
Continuing on to report on the construction of a 4 room addition that MSM is funding at Promise Primary….this is what happened in the last two weeks. Remember that no power tools, cement mixers, or any other machines were involved in this work.
- The roof trusses were built and installed on the new section along with the lateral beams.
- The roof on the existing building was partially dismantled and modified to provide a transition to the new section.
- The overhangs were framed in and prepared for the lattice covers.
- The windows were all installed.
- The inside walls were extended upward all the way to the roof.
- The corrugated steel roofing was installed.
This is what will be done next to complete the building…..
- Install the doors.
- Install the overhang lattice.
- Finish the inside plastering.
- Install the glass in doors and windows.
All glory to God!
Here is an invitation to join a team on the next scheduled support trip to Uganda. These trips are an important part of the MSM efforts. There is nothing like serving on a mission trip. Holy Spirit tugging at you? You are needed….contact us.
Where: UGANDA, Child Redeemed Home, Teso Evangelism Ministry, Promise Primary School.
Team: Bob Hillebrand, two other men, and two others needed, men and women. Any background would be fine.
When: Leaving Jan. 17, 2019. 10 day itinerary is planned.
Cost: Roughly $1,500
What: Complete a list of projects including wiring and furnishing the new Guest House (yeah, that’s right), playground construction, 2nd Greenhouse, General repairs and upgrades, and build Desks and tables for Promise Primary. Encouragement and fellowship with the kids and staff. Welcome new kids to CRM. Special fellowship and devotions with the rising High School students and kids that are moving on past high school and trade school. Support the local church and community. Visit and encourage the Teso Evangelism Ministry.
We need to finalize the team and itineraries by mid Nov. if possible. Please let me know if we can answer questions and pray for you. Also, feel free to forward this to others that may have an interest.
Just in case you always wondered how school buildings are constructed in Uganda, I am blogging photos of the various steps. In this update….the steel reinforced concrete “Ring Beam” and pillars have been cast at the door opening height on all walls. This supports the balance of the walls and the roof. Bricks have been laid on top of the Ring Beam to full height. The door and window frames are also being constructed. See the photos. The next step is the roof trusses.