My birthday wish...

I remember my 40th birthday well.  Prior to my birthday, I had been doing a lot of soul searching.  I knew that God had given me skills and talents but I had no clue what to do with them.  I'd never been to Africa and although a mission trip to Ethiopia was a possibility, Uganda was never part of "my" plan.  Oh how thankful I am that God's plans are always better.

On March 24th, I will be celebrating my 44th birthday.  Every year, I like to raise funds to donate to a ministry or adoption.  This year, I am hoping to raise funds for Uganda.  But specifically, for St. John Medical clinic that was built through donations from wonderful friends of Grace Covenant church.  But, here is the really AWESOME part.  An extremely generous donor has agreed TO MATCH up to $16,000!!!!  We have the potential to raise $32,000!!  What would $32,000 do?  Well, for starters, it would provide every single piece of medical equipment the clinic needs.  Although the clinic is up and running, there are still many things they can't do and patients have to be turned away.  It would also pay for salaries for an additional year and give the clinic a firm foundation to be self sustaining.

One of the reasons I am so passionate about getting the clinic fully funded is because of Project HOPEFUL's HOPE+ sisterhood.  All 51 of our sisters receive FREE medical care at the clinic.  Poverty often prevents people from receiving the medical care they desperately need and when you are HIV+, sadly, this often leads to death.  Death leads to more orphans and that is something we are actively fighting to prevent.  Children of the sisters also receive FREE medical care.

It doesn't stop with the sisters and their children though.  When our Ugandan friends find out about a dire situation....they act.  When they found out about a widowed father of 5...they acted.  This is Christ's love being shown in a beautiful and tangible way.

We are so thankful for the way so many people have stepped out in faith and helped support all that is happening in Uganda.  We know that God is in control and He knows exactly what the clinic needs to be a light and a vessel of Christs love to the people of Mukono, Uganda.

If you haven't had a chance to watch the HOPE+ sisterhood video, please take just 6 minutes to watch.  These are just some of the precious women the clinic serves.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation and have your donation doubled, please click on the button below and select HOPE+ St. John medical clinic.  Thank you for your continued love, support and prayers.

In Christ,