Going Deep In Uganda: Will You Partner With Me?

“Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” ~ Phillipians 1:6

Last year in the 410 Bridge community of Kaihura, Uganda, I washed the feet of 40 Ugandan widows.

I will never be the same.

I had prayed for 3 years that God would bring purpose to my pain, specifically in serving widows internationally. He answered that prayer with not only the most beautiful group of widows, but literally an entire community in Uganda filled with the most beautiful people that I could ever imagine.

My 10 days in Africa, my first trip there, were hard, yet filled with great hope. They brought tears of deep sadness and overwhelming joy. They left me waking up days, weeks, months later, wishing I was back on the red dirt roads of Uganda. From the most precious kids, sweetest orphans, to the kindest community leaders and most generous widows, my life is richer for having spent time with the people of Kaihura. My faith in our great God was made even bigger.

I left knowing that I would be back…and that I would bring some friends with me. And that’s exactly what is happening this November 6-15. I’m going back to Kaihura, Uganda, alongside a team made up of several of my friends. I am so excited!

I can’t wait to see my Ugandan friends again. As we were leaving last year, they asked me, “When you are coming back?”

“Soon.” I told them, “Very soon.”

Our team will once again work alongside the people of the 410 Bridge community in Kaihura, focusing on projects and relational programs that have been identified as strategic priorities for the community. The goal of every 410 Bridge trip is to build relationships with the people we are there to serve, and to use our gifts to administer God’s grace. I am so grateful to be a small part of the great work God is doing there…I am believing God for even more.

I am so FOR Kaihura, Uganda. I left a piece of my heart there last September. My hope is to go deep with my time, my talent, and my treasure in this community. Will you partner with me to help me go deep?

My trip costs are $3,500 and my personal commitment is to contribute $500. I’d love to have your financial support – no amount is too small. All donations are tax-deductible. I’d also love for you to commit to pray for our team and our Ugandan friends as we prepare to go.

To donate, please visit my personal fundraising page at: http://410bridge.pledgeraiser.org/p/mmedge/2014u-uganda-open-trip-fundraising-page

So grateful for your support.

Dearly Loved, for Uganda,
Melissa

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