Read all about Seed Effect USA’s March trip to Uganda, including stories from one of our newest branches as well as our Inaugural All-Staff Summit – “Rooted”!
During our trip, our team split up and had the opportunity to visit five savings groups across four branches culminating in a two and a half day All-Staff Summit! We returned home incredibly grateful for how the Lord is moving in and through Seed Effect.
In the Field
Next we met with our teams from both Arua and Rhino Camp branches for worship and fellowship, and had the opportunity to visit some of our staff at their homes to hear more about what working with Seed Effect has meant to them.
Nelson and Masia
“Seed Effect is so important, leave alone the aspect of putting food on the table, that is one aspect. But for us, one basic thing is expanding the Kingdom of God. When you go to the field and you identify with the community, with the group members, it is encouraging to teach them about Jesus. It is so comforting and so encouraging to share the word of God with groups and that is one basic thing that makes Seed Effect so important in my life, in my personal life.”
As we asked about the personal impact of being in a Seed Effect group, we heard story after story about unity and reconciliation. They shared about growing friendships, supporting one another, and coming to know Jesus. We heard about new and growing businesses, being empowered to pay for school fees, purchase livestock and make home improvements. They shared about their dreams for the future.
Unity C Savings For Life, Seed Effect Savings and Loan Group, Rhino Camp Branch
“I learn a lot from the different tribes. The character of our group resembles our name.
There is a lot of unity and love amongst the group and for one another. The reason why there is unity is because of the Word of God. Before saving, every week we have Bible Study. When we are going through the 4 key relationships, we become more united since God built us to have relationship”
Cukaig Charity Gaba
“What I love about Seed Effect is the word of God, it united us. You know, we are not all one denomination here. We are different denominations and faiths, including Islam. And for the first time Muslims are praying like Christians, because of Seed Effect.
Seed Effect has helped us. Seed Effect has taught us how to save. And for me personally, the savings are helping me to support my son in college. My children are able to go to good schools, better, private schools now – because of Seed Effect.
We shared out last week! It was amazing. 8,187,900 shillings ($2,168!) from nothing! This was Seed Effect.”
“Rooted” Seed Effect’s Inaugural Staff Summit!
Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walkin Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
There was much to celebrate, but the highlight for our Seed Effect US team was the worship and team celebrations. Our days ended in singing and dancing and praising God for who He is and what He has done both individually and corporately. If you have never experienced East African worship, you are missing out. There is an ineffable power and glory and awe held within it and the presence of the Lord is palpable.
We ended our time together at The Recreation Project where we took part in large group ice-breaker activities, team-building activities in smaller groups, and ropes course adventures including a leap of faith and a zip line!
“It was an awesome experience to meet with all the staff of Seed Effect for the first time from the different branches. what an experience! I would prefer that this goes on every year for team building and also for the purposes of sharing ideas that can best grow our branches of Seed Effect Uganda to the glory of God’s holy name.
Thank you so much Seed Effect USA for the love and kind hearts you have for us as staff of Seed Effect Uganda. May God richly bless your families and reward you in all your endeavors. Not forgetting our dear donors, you are so special. Thanks for being the hand and feet of Jesus Christ in reaching many people with the love of Christ through your giving and financial support. God bless you all. We love you with the love of Jesus Christ. AMEN.”
Setting off on our boda bodas to learn more about Uganda’s capital city, Kampala!
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