An Open House and “Acres for Orphans”
I know everyone is wondering about Sunday night’s open house and share time. Well, it was incredible! Thank you so much to all of you that were able to come and help us celebrate what God is doing through Parental Care Ministries. We had over 100 people come throughout the evening, and it was overwhelming to see how much this ministry has changed over these past two years. For those of you who are really into numbers, here is some exciting news!
At this point we have 18 cows sponsored for pastors! The 15 pastors receiving their cows will go through a 5 day training at our PCM Uganda office on May 29th before receiving their cows later in June we hope. These pastors feel so blessed to now have a way to earn their own income. In fact, here is one pastor’s remarks concerning his cow:
We also have some VERY EXCITING NEWS about the future of Parental Care Ministries.
Can you believe that? Yes our long range goal is to eventually have a large piece of land to farm and raise cattle on in order to provide the operational funds for the school as well as to eventually move the school to this property. Well this goal is becoming a reality!!!! MUCH SOONER THAN WE COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED.
We have found an amazing 65 acre piece of land that is the perfect fit for our ministry. On top of that, we have an anonymous donor who has helped us SECURE THIS LAND AND is willing to match every dollar donated up to $65,000 to pay it off in full. “WAHOOO” is what Pastor Emmy is saying. “Acres for Orphans” is now officially a new project. Many of us have dreamed of one day owning our own land. Well, for $1,000 you can own an entire Ugandan acre! You can even purchase a smaller plot if you like less upkeep and fewer bananas on your property (a half acre is $500 and a 1/4 acre is just $250). No gift is too small with this new project. Everything will be matched by our donor. We will even let you walk this precious land of milk and bananas and you will soon see why we have chosen this place as the site for our future work in Uganda. The view from this land is literally amazing. It is in a very rich agricultural hotspot with banana plantations in every direction as far as you can see. The front of the land is flat where we will be able to have a real playground and soccer field. Tons of space to run and be a PCM kid.
On the hill we will construct our main campus and even have room for the firstborn of all the firstborn calves of the pastor’s cows. At the top of the hill there is a banana plantation. In the back of the land is many many acres for our PCM farm.This place truly has EVERYTHING WE COULD EVER NEED to start a farm and eventually build a school on.
We presented this vision on Sunday at the open house and already have 9 acres spoken for. Mukama Asiimwe!! Please pray that God will bring other sponsors who would be willing to invest in our future at Parental Care Ministries.
“Though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy” 1 Pet 1:8
Thank you so much for what you are doing to invest in the lives of these people in Uganda. All the pastors, teachers, and children are filled with so much gratitude for what we are doing. I think it is a reminder to us how blessed we are, but we are blessed for a reason. We can choose to use our blessings just to make our own lives a little more comfortable or we can forever change the life of someone else or many others! Thank you for your eternal investment. Here is a video showing a little bit of what we experienced on trip 5 as well as some others along with a big thank you from Pastor Emmy:
Blessings to all of you,