News: Uganda

Summer Counseling Update Uganda
Aug 19, 2008 -

Last summer as I left Uganda, I prayed that God would continue healing the deep wounds of the children involved in the counseling groups. At Barlonyo camp my translator, Jane, and I led a counseling group under a tree for a few hours each day for five days. After the group I was able to see changes in the girls that I hoped would last. I especially worried about two special little girls who had little hope in their eyes.

The JESUS Film - An Update Uganda
Jul 17, 2008 -

The JESUS film ministry remains strong in Uganda. Large outdoor screenings continue in rural communities and we have recently begun to screen the JESUS film in schools. Last month, we showed the film in three secondary schools in the Lira area, registering 229 students who turned to Christ!

Exchange Students from Around the World Visit COTN Uganda
Jul 7, 2008 -

Last month the Aspect Foundation (a nonprofit organization that facilitates international student exchange programs) from Port Orchard, Washington brought a group of students to COTN in Silverdale, Washington to present fifty SmilePacks they had recently assembled. The students represented several different countries, including Morocco, India, Ukraine, and Jordan.

News from our Children in Uganda Uganda
Jun 15, 2008 -

We recently received an update on our twenty-six children in Uganda. Last fall we opened our first children’s home in Lira, Uganda and welcomed twenty-six orphans into our full-time care. Last month was characterized by many successes, though we’ve received reports of a few challenges as well.

Peace Talks Unsuccessful—Ugandan Rebels Prepare for War Uganda
Jun 15, 2008 -

Uganda’s rebel leader, Joseph Kony, is reportedly preparing a new offensive after refusing to sign a peace deal. Diplomats say his Lord’s Resistance Army is forcibly recruiting fresh fighters and acquiring new arms in neighboring countries.

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Uganda Moves toward Peace Deal Uganda
Mar 14, 2008 -

Uganda’s government and LRA rebels sign the last in a series of documents ahead of a final peace agreement.

More information available on the BBC website.

A New Parcel of Property in Uganda Uganda
Feb 18, 2008 -

COTN–UG recently purchased a two-acre parcel of property not far from our ministry site in Lira. Plans for the property include the building of a school and two children’s homes which would allow us to bring an additional 24 orphans into our full-time care. The school would also provide educational opportunities for the children in the surrounding communities. Currently, the closest school is two miles away.

Dedication of our New Children's Home in Uganda Uganda
Feb 12, 2008 -

Last month, COTN founder, Chris Clark and a US Vision Team consisting of COTN–USA staff and individuals interested in partnering with us were honored as special guests at the official dedication of our first children’s home in Lira, Uganda. This home, which provides full-time care to our first twenty-six orphans (ages 4–15) is the first of hopefully many COTN children’s homes in Uganda.

Our First Orphans in Uganda! Uganda
Nov 28, 2007 -

We have finally welcomed the first orphans into our Children’s Home in Uganda! Last week, we brought nine children, ranging in age from 5 to 15, into our full-time care. These nine children come from three separate orphan-headed families. Last summer, COTN’s counseling team identified these “child families” as some of the worst-of-the-worst cases.

Full-Time Care to Begin in Uganda Uganda
Oct 30, 2007 -

Last month we entered the final stage prior to opening the doors of our first Children’s Home in Uganda. We are awaiting final sign-off from the government! Meanwhile, we are interviewing and hiring necessary staff (house parents, cooks, etc.) and furnishing our homes, readying them for our children.