Written by: Taya McLoud
I was wearing my red shoes.
I purchased the red Puma sneakers because I knew whenever I’d wear them and look down, the color would remind me of Jesus’s blood being shed for me. It was just one more way to have Jesus fill every nook and cranny of my life. Soon the shoes were packed for my Uganda trip. Our team would be spending time at both of the God Cares School campuses as well as within various communities. If anyone asked about my bright red sneakers, I figured they would be a great way to bring up the topic of Jesus. Little did I know that when I arrived in Uganda, I did not need my shoes or anything else to transition to the topic of Jesus. Jesus, I found out, was already deeply rooted in this beautiful country. He wasn’t merely a topic for discussion. He was a beloved member!
He was in the nurse’s tender care of the cut on my finger, even though her medical supplies were scarce. I could go on and on…
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On behalf of the Buyamba Uganda board and office staff, we pray that you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!
We are always encouraged by the opportunity to serve our brothers and sisters in Uganda alongside each and every one of you. May you be blessed by this special video message from the Dongo family on behalf of God Cares School, and know that your giving hearts have made a difference.
December 21, 2017 is National Crossword Puzzle Day. Just for fun we created a Buyamba Uganda Crossword Puzzle! Download the crossword puzzle, fill it out as best as you can and submit it through the form below. You will be entered into a raffle to win a mini drum, handmade in Uganda. The contest will end on December 25th, 2017 and the winner will be contacted and announce shortly after.
Contest Entry Rules: If all of your answers are correct and you have submitted this form on or before December 25, 2017 you will be entered into a raffle to win the mini drum pictured above. If your name is chosen you will be contacted by email and the prize will be mailed to the address provided in the form.
In honor of Buyamba's founder, Late Pastor Bethuel Dongo, God Cares Schools in Uganda held their second annual Dongo Run. Participation was open to students, staff and the community and close to 1,000 people showed up at God Cares high school to run the race! This 7K run took place days before the anniversary of our founders passing, two years ago. The day was full of fun as there were prizes, food, and games for all and people gave testimonies of how Pastor Dongo and the Buyamba Ministry has impacted their lives.
This is an amazing event and we're grateful for the leadership in Uganda who grants this experience to all of our students.
To celebrate National Poetry Day Buyamba Facebook followers submitted their poems and photos to share their hearts for Uganda and the reason we continue to do all we can to serve the orphaned and needy in Uganda.
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.