Uganda Mission 2013
The teams are now back and our Uganda Celebration Evening is coming up on Saturday 7th September 7.00pm - 9.30pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd and we would like to warmly invite you to join us, to hear more of our Uganda stories and to share in our experiences. For a sneak preview of what to expect, please click on the link in Alistair Crammond's article.
To read an article by Alistair Crammond about this trip, from a leader's perspective, click here.
A selection of pictures from the trip appear below:
Ed Interi teaching about the Solar System Megan Hughes with a pupil at Lungujja
Will Jones making lion masks Antonia Dowd meeting pupils
Andy Donnan teaching guitar Team 3 crossing the Equator
Chelsea Bojtler loved working with children Andy, Chelsea and Megan deliver a mattress
In the summer of 2007 a team of 32 young people and leaders, with a medical team of 3 doctors, two nurses and a dentist went to
This followed 18 months of intensive work building links between our young people and the children in
Longer term needs that the mission team identified during their visit included:
- extension to the Rock of Joy School toilets
- clean water borehole at Masaka
- Sponsorship of teachers at Masaka
- Food for children during the school day
- a new school
- medical needs - a longer term health project
Rock of Joy Trust
Following the mission trip a Trust was established to provide long term support for and funding to many of the longer term needs identified during the trip. Visit the Trust's website here. To read the most recent Newsletter, click here.
Long term relationships have also been established between the Rock of Joy schools and local Wirral schools, in particular St Peters Primary School.
This built on the work initiated in 2007 and again involved a group of about 30 young people and their leaders from our Youth Fellowship travelling to Uganda to work and to serve for three weeks, from 10th July - 2nd August. There was again a linked medical mission.
During the time they were there they helped with teaching at the schools and offered practical help such as building work and painting. They ran a holiday club each afternoon for the children in each centre based around a theme or story in the Bible and including related games, songs, art and craft work and drama with the children. Running the club in the afternoons has provided children with the opportunity to make friends and do something fun that teaches them about God.
The young people and leaders each had to raise £1200 to take part in this exciting venture.
From the 2011 trip:
The team arrived back in Heswall on Sunday 7 August at about 3.30pm. View the last updates sent from the Heswall YF teams and medical team during their trip to Uganda at www.rockofjoy.co.uk/blogs
Almost 200 people gathered on Sunday 10th July to take part in the Commissioning Service:
Training of the team for the 2011 mission trip was completed in good time - as was the fundraising!