Dreams of a Future

We – The Mandate – are supporting and funding the building of a new school and a water well. The Pastor has been a good friend to us for about five years now and has a huge heart for the “mother- and fatherless” children he cares for on very little. He started schooling underprivileged kids under a tree a few years ago. They now have two small buildings. He has taken care of over one hundred young teenagers on very little. There’s been times he’s had to choose between getting girls what they need for “that time of the month” or getting food. He was so thankful when we went and gave over 60 girls the Hope for Girls kits. As time has gone by and people know he takes in children there have been at least six babies just dropped off at the schools. So he has gotten widows to care for them while also trying to keep the widows and the children fed and clothed.

Boys Dormitory
The current school office and classrooms
This is what the new land looked like a month ago!

We are so amazed at how fast they have been building. School has been out for two years now due to covid and the plan for Ugandan children is to start back in January. We pray (and at the rate they are going they may well) that more of the buildings and dormitories will be ready. The building in these pictures is all ready getting the roof on!

When we left the country four weeks ago the first building was started.

This is from The Mandate Newsletter: You change the world one life at a time in the Eastern Region of Uganda in the village Ikulwe. The Mandate is doing just that by supporting “Hope of Provision for the Vulnerable Child”. Hope of Provision is a ministry that provides a school, The Global High School, along with a safe place to live for 160 displaced, abandoned and often abused young people. The school is presently operating in two rundown buildings. Pastor Kriwa Kireri Emmason and missionary Christian Welch direct a staff of five full-time teachers, nine part-time teachers and three support staff. These tenacious and resolute men and women provide leadership and Christian development for these precious young people.

This secondary school (high school) is about an hour away from The Mandate. It is being built in phases as funds are available. In May of 2021, The Mandate gave Hope of Provision a grant to purchase the land. Phase One of the buildings began about three weeks ago. The progress is astounding.

They have been operating with one building for classrooms and two dormitories for over 150 students. These are very small, rundown buildings.

It is so exciting to be part of a project that will enhance the lives of so many youths now and for years to come.

In addition to new, safe buildings, work on a water well will be starting next week.

If you would like to be a part of giving these kids the education of their dreams please click on the link below. The school is being built in phases and there are many things listed that you can donate toward.

https://crm.bloomerang.co/HostedDonation?ApiKey=pub_828bd6b7-a404-11ea-9d7f-0ab70f91e480&WidgetId=2042880&blm_aid=440320

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter or learn more about The Mandate visit https://themandate.com. If you scroll to the bottom of the homepage you will find the form to add you to The Mandate Newsletter.

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rhondajwelch

I am a Jesus lover, wife, mother and grandmother. I live in Uganda with two of my best friends and get to experience God's love, grace and mercy everyday. This is my personal blog and posts, pictures and views don’t necessarily represent the views of our organization. They are from our personal experiences as missionaries.

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