Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Community Outreach Day
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Friday, November 9, 2007
Pastors Ernest and Catherine Mange have been the Senior Pastors of Bwerenga’s church since 1997 when Pastors Wilfred and Deborah left to pastor Reaching Unto Nations Bible Church near Kampala. Pastor Ernest is well respected for his Bible knowledge and love for God’s church, and Pastor Catherine is an incredible intercessor. She leads weekly fasting and intercessor groups. The success and progress, our ministry has experienced has been due, to these faithful prayer partners, in this church.
With true shepherd’s hearts, Ernest and Catherine have adopted all seven of their girls; two of which are physically handicapped.
Annette Mwagi, Aaron Kyeyune and Zituni.
All these children belong to families that work and live on Hope Village property. These two older girls were not in school when we arrived due to the lack of finances for school fees. However, now they both are sponsored by Faith Mason and are back in school continuing their education!
Farridah (8 years), Mariam – (22 years), Mukisah – (10 years) and Eunice Mwangi (3 years). All four of these girls were not in school prior to our arrival. Farridah and Mukisa did the hand washing of the laundry and Mariam works in the garden tending to the vegetation and plantation that provides food for the RUN Bible Institute and MFEA conferences. Thanks to Teresa Walsh, WA for sponsoring Mariam to go to a trade school, Judy Aschenbrener, WA for sponsoring Mukisa’s school fees, Farridah and Eunice’s school fees are paid by Faith Mason; thanks Faith!
Jajja Florence is our resident grandmother (and Grandmother to Pastor Sharon Wagar). Left for dead by her family in a hospital, God revived her after 3 months in a coma. Meanwhile, her family sold her personal belongings, along with her home and she found herself with nothing and no one to take her in. RUN Ministries has provided her a home since 1996 and she is the most faithful praying saint.
Uncle John is one of our loyal ministry teammates. Since 1965, Uncle John has served in R.U.N.’s ministry in many capacities. He started his service as the assistant to our ministry founders, Pastors Lew and Marion Peterson. His loyalty displayed itself even in the naming of his children, Marion and Peter. As a widower, he’s raised his children in our ministry and they are strongly serving the Lord and the ministry.
Jessica is one of six certified teachers at our primary school. As our 3th grade teacher, Jessica has been a part of RUN Ministries 8 years now. She is faithful to her ministry of teaching, as there are many months she goes without pay.
Harriet has been apart of RUN Bible Church since 1998 as our 5th grade teacher. Harriet also manages the financial books for the primary school. It is common in Africa for compensation to include housing. Our Hope Village teachers are amazing women who are truly on the front lines of the community.
Boaz, Faith and Baby Aaron Kyeyune. Both Boaz and Faith serve full time in R.U.N. ministries; Boaz as Pastor Wilfred’s personal assistant and Faith as the Kindergarten teacher at our school. Faith is a sought out teacher in the surrounding community, but she serves faithfully in our school, despite months without compensation. Faith also serves as the English teacher for adult education in our Bwerenga Church ESL program on Wednesday nights.
Brother Livingston is a sweet man with the heart and mind of a child. Left behind by family due to his mental handicap, Pastors Ernest and Catherine have provided work for him through R.U.N. ministries. Livingston is faithful to our youth group and is instrumental to grounds maintenance of the twenty acres. Livingston has a big crown waiting for him in heaven!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Hope Village's First Promo DVD - Watch it Here!!
At 3:30 minutes it is the perfect length for churches and other organizations that just want a quick look into Africa and Hope Village's Vision to help.
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