UGANDA REFUGEE CAMP ORPHAN PROGRAM!
SEND IT AHEAD!
Our Lord Jesus said this:
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21
There is an old saying “You can’t take it with you when you go.” That is certainly true but according to our Lord Jesus you can SEND IT AHEAD! That is why we are calling our orphan project in Uganda “THE SEND IT AHEAD PROGRAM”
Our partner Pastor Muhoza Lewi on the Nakivale Refugee camp is caring for 364 orphans and vulnerable children who have fled from Burundi and Congo. He has assembled such care with so little help! Watch Therefore Ministries/Poured Out For The Nations is coming alongside to assist.
Water: Clean drinking water is critical to these precious children! Plans are underway to drill a new water well!
Food: With the water we can plant crops. Today they eat once per day and we can help with food!
Teachers: Refugee children are often without education—we have teachers who need only $100 per month!
Join us today!
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More Detailed Information
African Orphan Refugee Outreach Program
The Nakivale Refugee camp located in Southern Uganda has been a long-term United Nations camp for refugees from many countries in East Africa. Many Rwandans fled the genocide to Uganda over 30 years ago and some have remained in the camp since that time. The camp was designed for a maximum of 130,000 people. The current population is around 124,000 with about 100 new arrivals daily. The camp director told us there were people from 12 different countries in the camp. Many are coming from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sudan, and Somalia.
PO4TN is partnering with Emmaus Global Outreach Ministries, led by Pastor Muhoza Lewi. Pastor Lewi saw a drastic need to help the orphans and other vulnerable people living in the camp when he was there preaching the Gospel. There were many children roaming around during what should have been school hours. The children stated that they had no money for school fees and no one to help them. Pastor Lewi saw the need and acted. He got permission to start a school on the camp for these orphans and sold some of his personal property in order to fund it.
The school has 364 children from P1 to P6. He has hired 10 teachers and built 5 or 6 classroom buildings. These buildings are very African. They are mud brick with plastered walls, dirt floors, and tin roofs. There are window openings to allow the breeze to blow though, but no glass in the openings.
Pastor Lewi lived in Rwanda and has started many churches in Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, and Uganda. He has traveled all over East Africa preaching the Gospel, but he also has a very big heart for the orphans.
The children are learning English in the school and are testing very high in the National Exams. But there are a number of things stacked against them. The first is the availability of clean drinking water. The water they are now using is having to be carried from a nearby lake. Many people are dying from typhoid from drinking that water without proper filtration or chemical treatment. The school has had two children die from typhoid and malaria.
Water filtration and chemical treatment are both very expensive on a large scale and this process also mandates an intensive education component. Our best option is a drilled well (bore hole). The water would be clean and safe with enough volume to be used not only for drinking and cooking but also for cleanliness, drip irrigation for crops, making bricks, and for use in the clinic they are building. We are in contact with well drilling operators in the area, researching what the cost of drilling will be, as well as the cost of a solar powered pump, piping, and a storage tank. The area has no electric power so solar would be the only feasible option as fuel costs and maintenance on an engine-driven pump would be very expensive.
Other needs are food, funds to pay the teachers, mosquito nets, and items to start a clinic. The children only get one meal a day from the U.N. sources. We would like to be able to add another meal at the school for them. The teachers have been working for 1/2 salary ($50 per month). Malaria is a very large problem in the camp and the children do not have mosquito nets to sleep under ($3.00 each). When the children are sick it is nearly impossible to get them to a hospital. Pastor Lewi is in the process of building a clinic building but there are no funds to stock it.
Project Initiatives: Water, Food, & Teachers
Problem: Children dying from drinking dirty water, typhoid. Solution: Drilling a bore hole, pump, and storage.
Problem: Children are hungry, only getting one meal a day. Solution: Irrigation for crops and supplementing by purchasing bulk foods.
Problem: Ten teachers that are working with 1/2 or no salary per month Solution: Receiving enough funding to pay full salaries, ($100 per month)
I think the question is not can you help these vulnerable children, but will you.
As was stated above:
You cannot take it with you, but you can "SEND IT AHEAD".
Send it ahead:
“They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.” 1 Timothy 6:18-19
“"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21
The Bible says:
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” James 1:27
“Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:8
To what end:
“His master said to him, 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.'” Matthew 25:21