About Melanie Wells
A native Texan, Melanie Wells is the author of When the Day of Evil Comes and The Soul Hunter. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Melanie holds masters degrees from Our Lady of the Lake University and Dallas Theological Seminary. She has taught at the graduate level at both institutions, has been in private practice as a counselor since 1992, and is the founder and director of LifeWorks counseling associates in Dallas, Texas. Melanie lives in Dallas with her dog, Gunner, who wishes she wouldn’t spend so much time at her computer.
Melanie Wells is a long time sponsor through Buyamba with the heart to give back and the talent to write. Right now she is donating ALL the profits from sales of ALL three of her books.
Thank you Melanie!
That's Creative Giving!
When Bonnie found out that she could take advantage of numerous tax benefits by making a Qualifying Charitable Distribution directly from her traditional IRA, she was on it. (A QCD excludes the amount donated from gross taxable income.) Following the rules, she made a donation with the check coming directly from her IRA trustee to her favorite charity, Buyamba.
Bonnie says, "Giving to Buyamba is a blessing because I believe in what God Cares School is doing. I have been there and seen it all with my own eyes. I know that the ministry does what it says it does and the money I give really does go to help these children."
Florence Dongo’s visit to the U.S. creates a perfect chance to get this opportunity off the ground. If you live in Southern California, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, or the Sebring/Orlando area of Florida, we want you to get involved! Please join us this spring and invite Florence into your home to meet some new and current Buyamba friends. It's an easy, relaxing way to introduce Buyamba and share your passion with your friends and family. We will provide you with a simple booklet called “Share Buyamba” that will give your guests a quick overview as they meet Florence over coffee, dinner, or a gathering of your choice. The idea is to share the passion that is within YOU to impact these lives. You can be God’s mouthpiece to share the powerful message that we have the ability within our means to achieve Buyamba’s vision to empower a generation to impact their nation for Christ.
Contact our Buyamba office today by clicking above and emailing Melissa Carlson for more information and to schedule this special time with Florence, as she makes the trip out to the U.S. to thank those who love her children. We will fully equip you. There are limited spaces and scheduling has begun.
For those of you in Conejo Valley and Ventura County in California, please join us at Waffle Wednesday next week for free food, games and entertainment on behalf of The Ross Group Mortgage company to support Buyamba Uganda! Sponsors and donors, this is a fun time to get together for fellowship and all will have a chance to look at the new “Shoes that Grow” and buy a pair of shoes for your sponsored kid ($15) and attach a personal letter inside to bless them. This is also a time to bring a friend to hear how sponsoring a child can make an impact on a life forever!
Hope to see you there! In case you live outside the area, or you're not able to make it, Waffle Wednesday will be streaming the event live on Facebook. Follow Waffle Wednesday on Facebook to be a part of the fun. Also, if you would like to find out more information on the "The Shoe That Grows" you can find it on our website, HERE.
Event Follow Up!
We were so blessed to be featured at Waffle Wednesday hosted by The Ross Group and Westlake Brewing and Libations in Westlake Village, CA. Thank you to all who gave towards "The Shoes That Grow" campaign. Your generosity will allow us to hand out 233 pairs of shoes to needy children in Uganda NEXT WEEK! As you recall, these shoes grow five sizes to last a child up to five years! They are durable and offer protection for the feet of little ones and adults alike.
Twelve:2 is based on Romans 12:2 which reads, " Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Madison and Emily are donating 20% of their sales directly to Buyamba in an effort to raise funds and awareness in their community. They are offering headbands and decals here: Twelve:2
Thank you Twelve:2 for being an example to us all of how we can make a difference with our skills, time, talents and dedication.
October - Meet Dennis Kamila
October- Buyamba Legacy Giving
September - Bible Camp Recap
August - God Cares Dorm Project
July - Mission Team Updates
June - Jerry Lehman Passes
May - Bible Camp
April - Florence's Travel Updates
March - High School Dorms
February - Share Buyamba
January - Florence Dongo to Visit the U.S.
December - Merry Christmas Videos
December - A Student Story
November - Happy Thanksgiving
November - Days of Gratitude, Leaving Exams
October - The Dongo Run & Christmas Baskets
September - University Students & A Student Success story
September - Bible Camp & Remember Dongo
August - University Sponsorship
June - Livingstone Graduation
May - Volunteer Highlight
May - Happy Mother's Day!
April - Happy Easter!
March - Creative Giving Highlight
March - Drought Hits Uganda
February - Student Story: His Mighty Hand
February - Presenting: "The Shoe That Grows"
January - Buyamba Annual Dinner in February
January -Florence Dongo to Visit the U.S.