More than 30,000 African refugees have poured into Ugandan refugee camps seeking peace and a chance at a new life. A ministry center is vital to this refugee settlement to offer hope, dignity and empowerment to the men, women and children living here. Your gift will update the old buildings into a new ministry center complex and build
· housing for short-term missionary visitors
· an adequate number of hygienic bathrooms
· an outdoor kitchen
· a play area for kids to play after school (basketball court, soccer pitch, etc.)
· a fence around the property for security
The ministry center will provide a place for IMB missionaries to sleep when they are working in the refugee settlement and furnish space for ongoing ministry for national brothers who live there and minister to their fellow refugees. Your partnership will give the camp families a place of peace to fellowship and heal from the atrocities they have endured, confirming to them that Jesus sees their plight and provides for their needs, including their greatest need of salvation.
From the jagged Atlas Mountains to the vast Sahara Desert and the wildlife of the Serengeti, Africa is unrivaled for natural beauty and the hospitality of her people. Most Sub-Saharan Africans live hand-to-mouth, surviving on what they can harvest and herd, but regardless of status or wealth, most Africans share a common bond in community, family, and tribe.
Home to 2,500 ethnic groups, the region once characterized by sweeping poverty is redefining itself with bustling economies and technological enterprise. Eleven of the twenty-five fastest-growing global cities are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Whether urban-or-village dwellers, though, many Africans still try to manipulate spiritual powers through charms, sacrifices, and divination. The hope of the gospel is desperately needed.
African believers are catching a vision for sharing their faith. Sub-Saharan Africa is poised to become a tremendous missionary-sending force. Ask God to fan the flames of evangelism and cover Africa with his glory.