Cranbrook Alliance Church - October 2013 | Hungry For Life

October 2013: ,

A team from Cranbrook Alliance Church travelled alongside HFL Team Leaders Gerry Stinson and Jessica Goshulak and church leader Shirley Toyota. The team engaged within the ministry of His Hope Uganda, working with sponsored children, helping to repair and rebuild homes and latrines, and in general ministering to the people of Jinja, Uganda.

Read the trip blog.

Additional items accomplished: 
  • 2 Houses built out of mortar and brick
  • 1 Latrine built for family
  • 160 His Hope Sponsor children attended Day Camps
  • 450 meals provided for His Hope Sponsor families
  • 550 meals served at Jinja Children’s hospital
  • 5 people accepted Christ at local hospital
  • 10 children were baptized
  • 8 women attended a sewing class put on by team member
  • Team members met their sponsor child for first time

Team Testimonials:

“I had the privilege of being present at my sponsor child’s baptism as well as praying over him.”
“[One highlight was] meeting the people. I really struggled with if I should go on the trip or not, thinking my money would be better spent just donating it. I am glad I came to serve the people here, seeing their smiles and laughter filled me with joy.”
“I realize there is more to life than just working and making money.”
“[This trip has impacted me and] my prayers are now full of, ‘Thank you Lord’.”
“God continues to show me the value of people going on short term mission trips and it is so exciting to be a part of that.”
“[The experiences of this trip] taught me not to take myself too seriously and to focus on becoming more light hearted again.”
“My outlook on life became positive and I am more thankful for all of my blessings in Canada.”
“[The event that deeply affected me was] visiting the hospital and seeing the lack of medical care was very difficult.”
“[One thing I am going to change in the next six months is] become a better steward of God’s money. I need to spend less on myself and give more to those who need it. This also applies to my time too.”
“[One thing I am going to change in the next six months is] to appreciate others more and see how special God made each one of them.”