Good Samaritan Sisters Need Solar & Sewing Machines

Will you join hands with these deeply committed Good Samaritan Sisters to help give these girls a second chance? We are seeking $5000 to implement a solar system and buy a few industrial sewing machines for their training program. Donate Today!

Textbooks & Technology

Students at St Athanasius Primary School lack sufficient access to books to learn.  Teachers lack access to the technology tools required to create winning and creative lessons.  This Lent consider giving to improve the educational experience of these students living in the slum of Kampala, Uganda.  We are gathering $6000 to purchase more textbooks, computers, a photocopier, printer and related technology for the teachers and administration.  Help leap frog these students into an exciting and creative environment of learning!  

Christ hears the cry of the poor.

“This school is an answer from God to the long suffering cries of the people here.”  Fr. Tony Wach, SJ, Director of Ocer Campion Jesuit College, Gulu, Uganda  

International volunteer teachers are an important contribution to the staff and students at Ocer Campion Jesuit College.  Their energy, spirit, different way of thinking and learning brings new ideas and opportunities for everyone.  We are working to create a space on campus that enables these international volunteers to live together in community, to share friendship and service together.  Help us reach our goal of $25,000 for Ocer Campion Jesuit College so that they may accept more volunteer teachers in the year to come.  Give today!

The Acholi people in northern Uganda suffered through nearly three decades of conflict involving the abduction of tens of thousands of children forced to be soldiers or soldier’s wives.  The Society of Jesus is working to help heal these wounds, reconcile the people, and empower them for a better tomorrow through education and love.

“There are wonderful things happening in Uganda, in Africa, and with the Church here.  God works through human beings. If we want a better world, we all have to be part of that work.”  Fr. Tony  Wach, SJ, Director, Ocer Campion Jesuit College.

We need only $2200 more to reach our goal of $25,000 for the college.  Give the gift of peace, joy, love and opportunity this Christmas!

Many thanks and Merry Christmas, Laura 

Thank you!

Thank you  immensely to every one who contributed to help reach our goal of $1400 for Simon Peter Omollo.  It was tragic enough loosening his father this year to esophagus cancer.  It would have been doubly tragic if he had also failed to graduate from university simply because of insufficient financial support.  He is now finishing up his final requirements and beginning to prepare for graduation, which will be in early December 2016.   May you be richly blessed for your generosity!

Simon Peter’s Story

Simon Peter Omollo needs just $400 more to help him finish his university degree in Education and fulfill his dream to become a high school teacher.  Please join us by giving or sharing his story with others today!!

Let Us Join Our Hands Together

Girls leave their homes because of families difficulties, death of a parent, promises of opportunities for work, and the lure of lights for the big city. Yet when they arrive in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, they quickly realize it is not as they had hoped.  They have no resources and no where to turn, so they end up on the streets vulnerable to abuse, domestic servitude, prostitution or trafficking to another country.  Good Samaritan Sisters and their team go out on the streets nightly to find these girls and rescue them.  They offer them a home, medical care, counseling, spiritual guidance, and the opportunity to learn a skill or two that they can use to earn income.  When possible, they help to settle the girls back home in a way that enables them to help the family.  In a nut shell, they restore the girls dignity and renew their hope!

Will you join hands with these deeply committed Good Samaritan Sisters to help give these girls a second chance?   Here are a few ways you can help:

$25 buys supplies for 1 baking, sewing or salon class

$50 enables the Sister’s to take one new girl in from the streets

$60 supports one girl in the program for one month

$100 provides food for seven girls for one week

$200 covers the salary for one teacher for a month

$500 buys one new industrial sewing machine

$3000 covers the cost of solar system

 

Together we have raised $550 for Simon Peter. However, he still needs $850 more to help him finish his University degree and fulfill his dream to become a high school teacher. Please join us by giving or sharing his story with others today!!

Gloria’s Story

Thank you for your prayers and support for our recent visit to Uganda. Here is our first video telling Gloria’s story. We hope you enjoy getting to know her.

 

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Please share the video with your family and friends, as you never know who might be touched and inspired by her journey with Christ.  Her faithfulness and hopefulness in God despite her challenges inspires me daily!

Currently, we have raised $1200 of the $2000 required to cover her hip surgery. Please help us to raise the remaining $800 by giving, sharing and praying for Gloria.

Blessings of Mercy upon you!