Here is the list:
- Water For All International - Now, if you give directly to us, you are just supporting us. That financial support allows us to remain and work in Uganda (And thank you!!) However, you can also give to WFA and that money goes to the whole program. According to the WFA website, the latest count is 3,383 (approx.) water wells drilled so far by folks WFA has trained in 25 different countries. With WFA, we raise our own living expenses and WFA pays for the program fees. So all the drilling we do is funded by WFA donations. You can find out more on their website WFAI. Be sure and check out what other WFA programs are doing in other countries!
- Global Care - This is who we are partnered with here in Uganda. However, they have programs all over the world, not just here. Global Care is an Non-Government Organization (NGO) from the UK, and they focus on the most vulnerable children within the countries that they are currently in. In there three locations within Uganda they have a school sponsorship program, operate a school, teach trades such as tailoring and carpentry, are involved in agriculture, and also have a program where they work with disabled children from around Soroti town. For more information here is the link to the Global Care website GC UK. Also, this would be a wonderful place to come and work/volunteer if you have experience working with disabled children or adults. The staff at GC are looking for someone to come and help teach and work with care givers of the children in the disability program. An occupational therapist would fit the description perfectly! So if you don't feel like God wants you to give monetarily, maybe He wants you to give of your time!
- Amecet - This is the baby home where both our children stayed for a short time before being placed in our home. This is a description of what Amecet does: "We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police." This ministry is amazing and our lives are forever changed because of it. The home is partnered with YWAM (Youth With A Mission). Take a moment and check out the blog from Amecet at Life In Soroti. To find out the best ways to give, contact Els at email@example.com. Amecet is also a wonderful place to come and volunteer if you love working with children and want to serve.
These are just a few great organizations that we have gotten to know over the years. Along with these wonderful places, we have also been blessed by meeting some other missionaries here that we love dearly. I want to pass along their information as well.
- Jennifer J. Kragt - Jennifer is a life saver. Both literally and figuratively. She is a nurse who is working here by herself (for almost 6 years) with e3, and on more than one occasion been someone's life saver. Mine included. She works in one of the hardest places in Uganda and does so with a true servant's heart. Jennifer is busy leading trainers on health-related subjects, family planning, village-level healthcare, HIV/AIDS teaching, midwife training, etc. She does it all! (She is currently back in the US for a short visit.) Here is the link to her blog A Time As This. Her stories never cease to amaze me and I am thankful that God has put her here!
(Jennifer is on the far right)
- Daniel, Rachel and Nathan Graham - Another wonderful family to pray about supporting are the Grahams. They are working through Christian Veterinary Missions (CVM) and have been here in Uganda for 3 years. The focus of Daniel and Rachel's ministry is on sustainable community development through training and facilitation. Daniel promotes livestock health through village farmer trainings, animal breeding programs, and livestock revolving loans. Rachel serves through her giftings in financial management, technology, and human resources. She is also involved in student/orphan ministry and with a women's groups in the local church. Here is a link to their CVM profile GRAHAM and a link to their blog His Very Own.
- Aaron and Hannah Mason - This is the newest couple to join WFA and we are so excited that they are going to be heading to Uganda! This is not their first time living in Africa, or Uganda. But they just joined with WFA and will be looking for the place that God wants them to go while they are here. They will be doing the same sort of program that Colin and I do here around Soroti, and what other WFA'ers are doing around the world. They are still stateside raising support and will head this way the first part of 2016. To get to know the Mason's better, here is a link to their blog Masons Gone Fishing and if you want to give directly to the Masons, go to the Water For All website and click on the "How You Can Help/Donate" tab and specify Mason. If you have any questions about any of these organizations or folks, please feel free to contact us. Again, Colin and I are so thankful for everyone who has given to us over the years, and we hope that this blog opens up more opportunities for you to join in and be a part of what God is doing around the world.