How we got Started- Africa 2010 Out Reach
Tomanya - Lugandan for “You never know”- but God does. It was with this theme in mind that the Africa 2010 team made its way to Uganda, Africa at the beginning of June. Not knowing exactly what to expect, anticipation and a little nervousness was evident on each one of the jet
Throughout the three weeks of the outreach spent in the “Pearl of Africa” the team learned that Uganda isn’t just a place of geographical beauty that is lush in natural re-sources but is also a country overflowing with amazing people who genuinely love
and live each day with a joy most have forgotten in this day and age.
While in Uganda, the Africa 2010 team did a variety of outreaches including physicals for over 120 people, teaching and maintenance at Fountain of Hope, and Rock of Ages schools both residing in predominately Muslim communities where witch-craft is often practiced. The team also passed out over 150 pairs of shoes, conducted a mothers outreach, preformed three minor surgeries, taught classes on hygiene, and organized an AIDs testing day where over 140 people were tested for HIV/AIDS. Keep in mind that the village where the testing was taking place is known for prostitution so it is by the grace of
God, that of those tested only 6 were HIV positive. The outreaches listed here are only a few on a list of many that the team was able to be the hands and feet of Christ, or as our generous host would say “Christ’s donkeys”.
“We went to Uganda hoping to bless the people in need there,” said Ariane Drake. “What many of us came to find was that we were actually the ones being blessed through this ministry. I believe I can speak for the team when saying the Africa 2010 outreach was a life changing experience with a few life lessons learned in happiness, thankfulness, politeness, and the greatest of all - love.”
As a result of the Africa 2010 outreach, a new organization built on the passion and love for the children of Uganda was started to expand opportunities and enhance the qual-ity of life for Ugandan children, specifically in the village of Mbiiko.
This video, assembled by Chad Hair, highlights our trip.