Springbank Community Church - June 2011 | Hungry For Life

June 2011: ,

A team of 11 travelled to Mukono, Uganda alongside HFL Team Leader Ana Kerley and church leader Stu Swanson to work alongside our partners at Noah's Ark Children's Ministry (NACMU). The team completed 2 classrooms to the stage of having the walls up and window frames installed. The team also assisted in the many areas of need around the compound by engaging in the daily ministry activities of NACMU.

Additional items accomplished: 
  • 2 classrooms were constructed to the stage of walls being completed and window frames installed
  • 20 toddlers were cared for, cuddled and played with
  • Washed dishes from lunch for 300 people
  • 50 people at church service
  • 40 toddlers at pre-school kids church
  • 75 children attended kids church
  • 10 community homes visited
  • Had an evening with the aunties where we told each other about our respective countries and culture
  • 115 children were part of a Sports day with balloons, balls and games

Team Testimonials:

"I always knew that poverty existed, but the first-hand experience and visual really hits home."
One highlight I experienced on this trip was, "seeing first-hand how one person can make a difference."
This trip has impacted me and, "showed me that it is possible to make a difference in the world, one step at a time."
The event that deeply affected me was, "to see a family of 7 who sleep in a tiny room about the size of a small bathroom."
The event that deeply affected me was, "visiting students in their homes with dirt floors, minimum food, minimum protection from the rain and no basic ‘luxuries' that we are used to."
One thing I am going to change in the next six months is to, "continue to follow God everyday because this tri has showed me how far love goes."
One thing I am going to change in the next six months is, "to try to focus more on God and not so much on material things."