USA – Looking after orphans in distress, Sept 10, 2019
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans in their distress…” (James 1:27). We are so thankful to the Harvest Kids that were led to support Pr. Christopher, the Harvest Vision coordinator for northwest Uganda, and his vision to provide a primary school for orphans and other vulnerable children in his community. They had a small group, huddled under a tree (when it wasn’t raining), with a teacher and a blackboard. No desk, no chairs and no school supplies when we first were introduced to them last year. These young people donated enough money and received enough donations for the sweet corn that a local farmer planted for them to help construct the brick 4-classroom and office building, as well as a toilet last fall. This summer they raised enough money to purchase the tin for the roof to protect the brick walls during the rainy season, leaving a balance of $1,818 to finish the doors, windows, plaster and walls. Thanks to everyone, they will celebrate reaching that goal, plus having enough money for their regular donation to support the Comfort Africa, vulnerable children’s ministry in Uganda, and to pay the teachers for the Wambuti pygmy children going to a primary school on Idjwe Island in Lake Kivu in the DRCongo. We invite you to come and bring any young people, whether they have been involved before or not, this Saturday, September 14th, from 10am-12:30pm at the Harvest Home, 9467 Pierce Lane, Sedro Woolley. We will be crushing some of the aluminum cans that have been donated, the kids will count the change and fill in the “thermometer” they have been using to track their progress. We will be having games, a traditional Africa lunch and a special dessert to celebrate the event. We are prayerfully expecting our friend, Bishop Anthony Owor, who is visiting in the USA from Uganda to join us for the morning. We are so thankful for everyone, including the parents and other adults and young people, that have prayed and helped these young people that are making a real difference in the lives of these children that are less fortunate.