Cranbrook Alliance Church - October 2012 | Hungry For Life

October 2012: ,

A team from Cranbrook Alliance Church traveled alongside HFL Team Leaders Jackie Edinborough and Sherri Nelson and alongside church leader Shirely Toyota. The team was engaged within the ministry of His Hope Uganda, building two mortar and brick homes to replace two mud and stick homes, as well as building a new outhouse/shower combination, distributing donated clothing and putting on day camps with kids in the sponsorship programs.

Read the team blog.

Additional items accomplished: 
  • 2 Houses built out of mortar and brick
  • 1 shower/outhouse constructed
  • 150 sponsor children cared for during 3 days of camp
  • 150 care packs with sugar and soap were given to sponsor families
  • 300 lb of clothing was handed out

Team Testimonials:

“[One highlight I experienced on this trip was] making kids smile and meeting my sponsor child.”
“[This trip has impacted me and] just seeing how the families live has impacted me Now I know how to pray more effectively as well.”
“I was impacted by how some of the people who I met had great faith despite suffering from poverty and adversity.”
“[The experiences of this trip] renewed a sense that I need to rely on God even more than I do.”
“[The experiences of this trip] taught me to see God in the little miracles. I know I have a big God and I can be proud of it even when people put God and me down.”
“[The event that deeply affected me was] meeting with a villager whose family was suffering from malaria, yet he was very friendly and welcoming. This has taught me to be more thankful and not to take my blessings for granted.”
“The event that broke my heart was seeing a family home, garden and land destroyed and the family members scattered from a mob wanting to invoke justice on a man for stealing cattle. But God got me through it.”
“[One thing I am going to change in the next six months is] I hope my eyes continue to be open to the simple things in life and will look for joyful things each day despite the circumstances I face.”
“[One thing I am going to change in the next six months is] I will not buy as many clothes and material things.”