New Ministry Center Opens in Uganda

03/31/14

Thanks to you, the children and staff in Uganda have some snazzy new digs. 

This past fall, you helped build a new ministry center at the COTN-Uganda campus. This new building will allow our Ugandan staff to work more closely with the children and interact with them on a daily basis. The old office was several miles away, in Lira, and required the staff to spend too much time and money commuting between there and the Children's Village. This new office is more cost-effective, and will help our ministry in Uganda flourish. 

The staff prayed over the office in December, as soon as it was completed. Earlier this month, the building was formally dedicated at a special ceremony. Enjoy these photos of the celebration! 

Everyone loves cake! Especially when it's shaped like the new ministry center.

Everyone loves cake! Especially when it's shaped like the new ministry center. (Don't worry, the roof on the actual building is constructed much more solidly than the one on the cake.)

 

An aerial view of the COTN-Uganda ministry site

The COTN-Uganda campus as seen from above. The new building is in the foreground, just below the big tree. The Children's Village is to the right, and the school is to the left.

 

The kids from COTN's Uganda Children's Village enjoyed the festivities

The children from the Children's Homes and the Anai-Okii Village Partnership Program enjoyed watching the day's festivities.

 

Ladies and gentlemen, the Children of the Nations-Uganda school choir

                                        Ladies and gentlemen, the Children of the Nations school choir!

 

Some of COTN's children singing as part of the festivities

                                       A special performance by some of COTN's sponsored children.

 

Chris and Debbie Clark, with a member of the Uganda Parliament, dedicating

COTN Founders Chris and Debbie Clark were on hand, along with a member of the Ugandan Parliament, to officially dedicate the new building you helped build.

 

Traditional dancers from nearby Gulu

                                            A troupe of traditional dancers from the nearby town of Gulu.

 

Singers from Truth Evangelistic Fountain Church in Lira, Uganda

Musicians from Truth Evangelistic Fountain Church (the church of COTN-Uganda Country Director Pastor James Ekwang) joined in the festivities too.

 

Thank you for giving the children something to smile about!

                                                Thank you for giving us a new reason to smile!