Mission Trip 2021
16 “You did not choose me. I chose you. And I gave you this work: to go and produce fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you anything you ask for in my name. ~ John 15:16
We are in Uganda for our Annual Missions Trip 2021, and today marks the end of our trip. We have been received with dancing and singing, all in the joy of the Lord. We have had a wonderful time here. All the projects and programs we have in place are flourishing, and we got to check up on families we’ve been helping through our voucher program. This trip was extraordinary as it is the first time since the pandemic began that we could visit. Although we are a young 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we have seen tremendous growth in our outreach potential.
If you’ve been following our Facebook page, you will probably remember the elderly grandmother who lost her husband and most of her children to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In January of 2021, we began a fundraiser to help repair the elderly grandmother’s home because it was worn down, had many leaks, and was not big enough to house all her grandchildren. Gateway 2 Missions Global Ministries partnered with Pastor Joseph Muwanguzi and Pastor Kalyango Joseph to build the grandmother a home big enough to accommodate all of her surviving grandchildren. We visited with the grandmother and got to see the house we helped build. These are the testimonies that continue to pour out from Africa.
I don’t know if you remember the family that was blessed with quintuplets born in December of 2019. The mother previously delivered a set of twins and later triplets before the birth of the quintuplets. This mama could not see a way out and felt hopeless. The family was poor, and resources were already stretched thin. In addition, the babies were not developing because of malnutrition. Gateway 2 Missions Global Ministries and our partners rented land for farming so that the husband could to work the ground to provide food for his family. While the farm was being established, we supplied the family with food through our voucher program and paid for medical treatments to help the babies develop and grow. In June of 2020, we received a report that one of the quintuplets had passed away. It was a challenging year with the pandemic and limited access to food. Our hearts were broken, but hope was not lost. We still had four babies who still needed attention. We visited with the family during our trip, and the babies are doing well. They are thriving.
We accomplished the mission! Our trip was a success; following up with the people we have helped in the past brought our mission full circle. The stories you see on our Facebook page become real and relevant. As we bring this trip to a close, we are utterly grateful for the love shown by our donors. Our donors fully funded the repair to the elderly grandmothers home (so that she could house her grandchildren). The 37yr old mother of 10, all the services we were able to administer were made possible by our donors. What I’ve shared with you today is just a snippet of our ministry and the impact we are making in the lives of Ugandans. Until next year, We love you, Uganda!
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