“Pastor Martin encouraged me not to suffer alone with the children. He welcomed us. Through the church, I joined the Seed Effect savings group called Hope and was completely comforted.”
This week we’re wrapping up our Virtual Trip to Uganda and we hope that you have enjoyed your journey!
Sometimes it’s outside under a tree, other times it’s in a cool building with tall ceilings. Either way, the music is loud and joyful and the language barrier is irrelevant as brothers and sisters united in Christ come together and praise God.
“My favorite memory is walking through the market, getting to meet with and encourage some of Seed Effect’s loan recipients, and seeing those women and their businesses thrive despite all the hardships.”
“Pastor Martin encouraged me not to suffer alone with the children. He welcomed us. Through the church, I joined the Seed Effect savings group called Hope and was completely comforted. When we come together, we share, have fun, and forget our sorrows. The collection of the small savings is also so helpful. My group strengthens me.”
Learn more in the short video with our Director of Operations, Joel Cox as he talks briefly about “Partnering with the local Church!”
“It was amazing to see God’s redemptive work through his people in Uganda. So many stories started off with tragedy or difficulty, but so many also revealed God’s redemptive plan and people drawing near to him.”
It is our hope for each and every one of you to personally know the impact you are making in the lives of our members.
“I could spend all day talking about the merits of Seed Effect’s savings groups, the amazing work that the local staff is doing, however there is no comparison to seeing these things for yourself.
Knowing them by name and seeing their faces is completely different and only serves to deepen your commitment to the ministry and seeing it grow.
Thank you for what you do with Seed Effect. Thank you for allowing us to be a very small part of this ministry by going on this trip. Thank you for opening our eyes to see the clear and tangible work of the Lord in Uganda!”
As we read these words once more and reflect on our previous team trips to Uganda, we are overcome with gratitude. And while this virtual trip isn’t quite the same, it is our prayer that you feel closer to our brothers and sisters and the work you are helping make possible thousands of miles away. Gratitude is the thread strewn throughout. Thank you for coming along on the journey and for bringing opportunity, economic empowerment, and the hope of Jesus to hard places.