Sit awhile with us and read stories about the people of Uganda.
Then go to our website to learn how you might help us in our mission to bring both the gospel and practical help to these people who are so hungry for the Word of God!
We hope you enjoy learning more about the work being done in Uganda through Mercy Uganda. We hope you will be inspired to become involved and that your heart will be touched by the stories that We will share with you. Thank you for reading our blog and may God bless you!
Mercy Uganda is a ministry to women and children in Uganda. Through our visits to that beautiful, yet impoverished country God touched our lives. He opened our eyes to see what He wants us to see, and our ears to hear what He wants us to hear. He opened doors for Mercy Uganda, so that we could be used by Him to minister to His children in that country. We are so honored and humbled to be given the awesome privilege of being His hands and feet there. We pray that we will honor, obey, and glorify His name through our work there.
We just returned from a 2 week trip to Uganda and, as always, were blessed and ministered to by the very people for whom we seek to minister. We were blessed to partner with some ladies in the U.S. who provided the resources we needed to purchase sewing machines in Uganda. We were able to purchase 7 of them and they were distributed to 4 geographical locations, 3 in Kyamagemule, 2 in Karamoja, one in Kawuku, and one in Kajjansi. Because electricity is often an issue, the sewing machines are equipped with foot pedals that allow the ladies to sew without electricity. In each of the areas where ladies received the sewing machines, there was great excitement and hope, as the ladies each realized the potential this gives them for generating an income for them and their families. In Kyamagemule (which is also where we will be drilling the well), the ladies begin training this week on their sewing machines. We will also be working with them in developing a technical program which will build upon this new project, and eventually will add more areas of study. In Karamoja the ladies in a small church will be the core group to begin this program of sewing. We are also excited to tell you that one of the young ladies that received a sewing machine had just graduated from a sewing program in Uganda and was given a small space to start a business. She grew an orphan in a local orphanage and from there finished school and got a diploma. She was knitting sweaters for our sponsored children in Karamoja, and now has added making uniforms to that list. Not only has the sewing machine allowed her far more opportunities for self-sufficiency, but it has now involved her in ministry work with Mercy Uganda. What a blessing! Through God's grace and mercy, and the gifts of others, we were able to provide Mary with resources to help her build a small business, and involve her in helping others too.