Friday, March 28, 2014

Bukasa Village-Summer Mission 2014

          I know this is a bit early but we wanted to give you a heads-up about our summer trip to Uganda.
This summer our team of 6, the Rhoads and Howland families, will be traveling to Bukasa Village in Uganda, Africa.  Our mission has several goals:

A day in class
~ check the progress of and help paint the newly completed kitchen
   and classroom facilities at Ever Increasing Children’s Center
~ assess on-going needs of the school
~ photograph and catalogue students for potential sponsorships
~ facilitate women’s Bible study
~ renew friendships that Blythe and Bob made while there in
   2008, 2009, 2012 
~ complete projects and make friendships at God Cares Primary
    School and GCHS
~ share the Gospel
~ build relationships with children           
          Pastor George has also asked us to help him host a micro-loan seminar for village entrepreneurs during our stay.  Toward that end we are partnering with a successful micro-loan organization near Kampala called Buseesa Community Development Center (BCDC with a 99% re-payment record.  The director and his team will make the 4-6 hour journey to conduct an all-day seminar, explain the program, and solicit Bukasa organizers for training.  Eventually Bukasa will be equipped to launch their own micro-loan program. Once start-up funds are provided a successful program is self-sustaining.              
          Would you consider joining us in our goal to help Bukasa gather the start-up funds and launch a successful micro-loan program?  Initial administrative costs and start-up cash needed is $1000.  Providing funds for twenty borrowers @ $100 each is $2000. Travel, time/effort, and a small donation to BCDC for conducting the seminar is $500.  Our total need is $3500.  By contributing to our effort you will have helped provide villagers with a chance to become financially independent, provide education for their children, and improve their living conditions.  Thank you in advance for prayerfully considering your part in our Bukasa Summer Mission. 
Serving the Lord together,
Bob, Deanne, and Blythe Rhoads
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Your donations to Bukasa's Micro-Loan Program Launch are much appreciated.  If you would like to be a partner in this worthy cause please mail your support to:

Mark "Summer Mission" on the memo line.

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