Saturday, May 19, 2012

Our New Class Pet!

Meet Clover!

Click here to get the story about Clover.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Christ School Bundibugyo

A post about Christ School Bundibugyo by Chrissy Chipriano:

Christ School Bundibugyo is a truly remarkable ministry. Hundreds of students have received a quality education taught with a Biblical worldview since it was founded in the 1990s by World Harvest Mission. Over the last several years leadership of the school has transitioned into Ugandan hands and it has continued to bear fruit. This year the school’s exam scores were the highest they have ever been and both the girls and boys football teams competed in nationals!

Bundibugyo is a place where every family struggles to find the resources to provide their children with an education. Few girls have the opportunity to attend secondary school and children who have lost their father or both parents have little to no chance of attending. Since the formation of Christ School, the OVC (Orphan and Vulnerable Child) Sponsorship Program has also been in existence. The program gives students who show academic promise and do not have a parent to pay tuition the chance to attend secondary school.

The OVC program has been producing many successful graduates from the school, some of whom are teachers there now. Others have pursued careers in medicine, agriculture, social work, or business; often working to benefit their home of Bundibugyo. Christ School as a whole is working to empower the next generation of Bundibugyo to bring forth the kingdom. The OVC Program is a special way to empower the disadvantaged who still show great promise.

Each year, approximately 60 students are sponsored by Americans through the OVC Program (10 from each grade level). Each of these students has a unique story of struggle and heartbreak but they also have hope and plans for the future. We currently are in dire need of sponsors; 21 students are looking for someone to partner with them through their education. Would you consider investing in one of these students? The cost of sponsoring a student for a year is only $1.65 per day. Prayerfully consider how you might be a part of this movement to bring renewal and hope to Bundibugyo and click here to learn more about how to give.

8 of the Senior 1 (ninth grade) students who need sponsors