Update from Abby (Tracy) Kakeeto

We began our Worship in Action Africa 2011 emphasis by focusing on the ministry of Abby Tracy (now Abby Kakeeto) to street children in Uganda.  Our goal was to raise $8,000 to build five fishponds on the site of their new children’s home, providing food and sustainable income for the home.  You gave over $10,100, enabling the project to be fully funded and more!  Here’s a thank you and an update from Abby on how things are going:

What a blessing!  We are supposed to be getting our land title out this coming Tuesday so by the end of next week we should be purchasing the new fishpond land.  We will be ready to rock and roll and start digging, Lord willing, in less than two weeks!  [My husband] David has a meeting next Wednesday with Jumah, a man on our board of directors who started a fishpond project in his home village and who will be helping us with ours.  Thank you so much!  We are so excited to get started on this!

You can find out more by visiting Abby’s blog.

What an awesome project to be a part of!  Thank you for your generosity.  We’ll keep you updated as things move along!

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We’re Almost There!

Friends, after a long year of raising money for ministries in Africa we have almost reached our final goal!  Along the way we have met or exceeded every goal we set.  I’ll tell you just how close we are this weekend in our worship services.  Thank you for your generosity!

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Worship in Action Africa 2011 – Fall Update

What an amazing year it’s already been.  Here’s a look back at where we’ve been and where we’re headed.

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Shoes for Orphans Souls

Our current quarterly emphasis is in partnership with Buckner. Our current goal for WIA:Africa is to collect 200 pairs of new shoes to the children of Ethiopia through Buckner International’s Shoes for Orphans’ Souls campaign. We will be collecting these for the next two months. You can bring donations to the church offices. Be looking for more information in the weeks to come.

Find out more about Shoes for Orphan’s Souls.

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Northrise University Goal Reached

We have reached our goal of collecting 100 new or used briefcases and backpacks filled with school supplies for Northrise. Thank you so much for your generosity for this project. We will be accepting school supplies throughout the year, however, if you still want to give to this project. Pastor Brooks is currently in Zambia on the Impact N’Dola Mission Trip. You can read updates about the trip here http://northrise.org/blog/.

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Abby Tracy & A Perfect Injustice Goal COMPLETED

We are happy to announce that our first WIA:Africa quarterly goal for Abby Tracy and A Perfect Injustice in Uganda is complete. We have raised all $9,000 for this project. Thank you for giving so generously to this ministry.

Stay Tuned as our second quarterly goal, to support the work of Northrise University in Zambia by collecting 100 new or used briefcases and backpacks filled with school supplies, starts soon. Click here to find out more informaion about Worship in Action: Africa.

Also, here is a reminder about our yearlong goals for WIA:Africa. You can give to these goals through 2011.

Yearlong Goal #1: To raise $15,000 to drill a well in a needy village in southern Sudan as a part of Aid Sudan’s Village to Village project.

Find out more about Village to Village.

Yearlong Goal #2: To purchase 500 handheld radios at $20 apiece that will allow southern Sudanese to hear the Gospel in their own tribal language through Aid Sudan’s Radio Station Project.

Find out more about the Radio Station Project.

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Almost $5500 Raised for Abby Tracy!

We’re almost there!  We have raised $5419 toward our goal of $9000 that will help Abby Tracy and A Perfect Injustice build five fishponds on their compound outside Kampala, Uganda.  These fishponds will provide food for the street children that will live at the compound, and will provide income to support other needs when the fish are sold at the market.

Just a few weeks ago the Student Ministry joined our efforts with two goals of their own, raising money both to drill the water well on the compound and to run electricity to the compound.   Now it’s our turn!  Let’s finish off this goal and join Abby as she seeks to change the lives of street children in Kampala!


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