Tuesday, February 26, 2013

More Mama Kits at Work

The women of Pearl Haven Christian Centre in Mbale recently passed out mama kits in Dokolo Village in Northern Uganda.  They spent a day ministering to people who had come from all the neighboring villages at a local church.

I love that I gave the church the kits months ago, but they saved them so they could use them for an outreach/mission project.  They easily could have just passed them out to women in their own church, but instead they wanted to use them to reach out to others less fortunate than them and use them as a ministry tool.  The women of Pearl Haven are always an example to me.

That woman is not yawning, she is doing her traditional yell of excitement and jubilation.  I can hear it now in my head. Love it.

This my friends is love in action.

Monday, February 25, 2013

A Note of Appreciation

As I work today on the plans for my next trip to Uganda, I received this note via email.  It blesses my heart to hear the impact of mama kits in this one community.  This is the motivation I meed to do this work.

"This email serves to convey the appreciation from the mothers and fathers in Uganda for the tremendous contributions you are offering towards the pregnant women in the country and in particular, my area of jurisdiction 'Buweekula Constituency in Mubende District'. 
We have been strongly in touch with Harriet, who has been promoting your
scheme in the area.  To be honest, the mortality rate on the side of mothers giving birth has seriously reduced as the result of your positive initiative.
The community is so much interested to know the good samaritans behind this
project and we hope that, by the time you come to Uganda, we shall be so much
obliged to host you in the area and you witness the joy around these people." 
God Blessings.
Hon. Tonny Ssemmuli"