This idea was not only a great example of Buyamba Creative Giving, but more importantly, Brent believed that this gift would help honor a man whom he admired so much. He explained, "Mike's genuine passion and joy in serving Jesus and helping those in need continues to be a great example for my family and me. Having visited Africa on mission teams with church, Mike was especially passionate about Buyamba and the children of God Cares School. It has been a natural extension to share that joy and passion with our restaurant teams."
Renting out the assembly hall is one way God Cares School can earn money and work towards sustainability, so this was an encouraging sight as there were buses of students still arriving and filing into the hall for the conference.
While the team was disappointed that Chapel would not take place in the assembly hall (because it is a lovely place to sit) God was up to something much bigger than expected. Sam Byakika, the Chaplin at GCHS, shared an encouraging message of boldness through the story of Elijah and Elisha.
This young girl found hope ... she found salvation at God Cares School, and now she can be an ambassador in her school! I am confident that God Cares Schools is a place where the Lord dwells, and every student, teacher, staff, and visitor who steps on the grounds can genuinely know that God Cares.
Buyamba Team of July 2019
Susan Kwagala is currently enrolled at Africa Renewal University, pursuing a degree in Child Development.
Thanks to support from Christian Foundation of the West, Susan's tuition needs were covered for her first year of school along with nine other women. The video below shares the student's hearts for Uganda and how they are being empowered to one day impact Uganda.
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!