If you looked at our web site recently you would have noticed that it says under construction! You know what that means, we are preparing for our new direction, by updating the information about our Ministry. We are working on all the sections and pages so as to best represent what we do.
In the midst of all this we have already begun our new work in Uganda. We have started a children's home with six girls. There are many children that want to come, in fact we hear of more and more everyday, but we can only take in what we can handle. We are in the need of more sponsors to help finance this project. You may have heard that Jireh Ministries in Uganda is no longer eligible to receive our support. This is sad to say but was a necessary step for us to take. It is good that we found the problems and have taken action to stop it. We know that this is why the Lord sent us to Uganda for six months. We know that the funds we provided from our supporters fed many children and paid teacher's and staff.
Most of our sponsors have been notified with the opportunity to continue on to help these children at a new facility. Many have agreed to continue to support the children.
We have many children that are wanting to leave Jireh Children's Center in Uganda because of the many problems they face there. We pray that the Lord continues to provide for our Ministry so that we can take care of all that He wants us to do. Our first home is a small facility for girls only. We have many boys that also need a place to live and are waiting for a home. These children are comprised mostly of orphans and /or in a desperate situation. Since we uncovered the problems with the children's center in Uganda, rumors have already begun in Uganda. This type of thing is something that we knew would be forthcoming because this is a common way that some people behave over there. It was never our intention to receive any children from JICC but it seems the Lord has other plans for us. As you may read throughout our blog, we have a few areas of ministries that we support. It seems taking care of children (orphans) is top on the list with God! So here we are Lord!
We don't want to disclose all of the things that they were doing over there. For one thing it is very hard for most people to believe, especially the ones that have met the leaders of JICC. How could this possibly be, with people that you love and trust and pray with? Yes it was very hard for us as well.
The situation is best summarized in Romans 16: 17 I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. 18 For such people are not serving the Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. 19 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full of joy over you; but I want you to wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil. 20 the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.
We are planning family group homes where the children will live as a family, where they can pray, work and play together. They will learn responsibilities and they will receive training in life skills. The children will be enrolled in school for a good education. Our sponsors will have an opportunity to write to several children within a family and will be known as Auntie and Uncle to the children. The sponsors will have access to a web site to keep up with the children's schooling, medical, and spiritual growth.
We have a missionary coming with us to stay for a year beginning in February. The Lord has big plans for us and these children! Praise God! Please pray for us.
If you are interested in donating to this program, or to Jim and Robyn's support, then please go to the "donate now" button on this page.