Uganda

God at Work in Uganda through the JESUS film

Though each of our countries has used the JESUS film as a powerful and effective ministry tool, none has done so more than Uganda. COTN–Uganda regularly shows the film in rural areas, where residents may never have seen a movie before. Along with the film, the staff often performs drama, singing, and other evangelistic activities.

Farming Program Grows in Uganda

A concentration on farming is beginning to take shape at COTN–Uganda. Recently, three goats and one sheep were donated by COTN supporters who are familiar with the needs of COTN–Uganda. Pastor James, COTN–Uganda Country Director, says having the four animals will teach the children in the COTN home a sense of responsibility in rearing animals. “It reminds them of the ways of life in their former villages, where rearing animals is a must for income-generating purposes and diet provision,” shared Pastor James.

Bible Camp in Uganda

Earlier this year, COTN–Uganda Country Director Pastor James received a visit from a regional coordinator with Scripture Union. Scripture Union is a non-denominational, Christ-centered international movement that works in partnership with individuals and churches to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God. The ministry works in a variety of different countries throughout the world, including Uganda.

Welcome New Children in Uganda!

Praise God! Our Uganda Children’s Village has grown! On March 16, the children in our full-time residential program received more than two dozen new brothers and sisters.

After months of preparation, twenty-eight Ugandan children have just entered our full-time care, bringing the total number of children to fifty-seven. The children live in six of the seven houses in our Children’s Village. (The seventh house is being used as an on-site administrative office.)

A Child's Story - Lucky Adongo of Uganda

Lucky Adongo has a gift for storytelling, which is obvious by the lively five-year-old’s excitement to talk to everyone. Like most girls her age, she also loves playing with her friends.

Anai-Okii Village Partnership Program In Uganda Begins!

Join us in rejoicing over the launch of Uganda’s Village Partnership Program! Children of the Nations (COTN) began its partnership with Anai-Okii—a small village ten minutes’ drive from our Lira Ministry Center in Lira, Uganda’s capital in January, 2010.

A Clean Water Source in Uganda!

It only took one day to drill, but it’s made the difference of a lifetime.

The new well at COTN's Uganda Children’s Village near Lira, Uganda was drilled and completed this past September, before the children moved into the homes.

“This is a dream come true for us, and the village,” said Pastor James Okalo, COTN–Uganda Country Director.

A Marriage and Family Seminar in Uganda

When Doug and Loree Nelson of Silverdale, Washington went to Uganda last year through Children of the Nations' Venture Team program, they knew they’d return. But they wanted to do something more specific on their second trip—what could they share with the Uganda people involved with COTN? When one of the COTN–Uganda staff members found out that the Nelsons had recently done premarital counseling for a young couple, he suggested they bring the same topics to Uganda.

A Child's Story - Rose of Uganda

Rose likes to sing and dance. Her sweet, genuine smile gives away the fact that she has many friends. In fact, that’s one of the things she loves most about school: her friends. “And my teachers are good,” she adds. Reading and writing are two subjects that Rose excels in—next year, she’ll be promoted to Primary Class 2. “I want to be a teacher,” the seven-year-old says proudly.

JESUS Film Reaches Hundreds in Uganda

The JESUS film is an incredible tool for ministry. It powerfully and dramatically depicts the life of Christ and his atoning sacrifice on the cross. Children of the Nations’ Uganda staff uses this tool to minister to many of the villages near our ministry center in Lira.

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