Every campus at Southeast Christian Church specializes in missions projects.
In February 2019, 270 people at the Crestwood Campus signed up for a Life In Abundance pilot program called BeFriend. They pledged to give $33 a month for three years to sustain and empower 200 vulnerable families in Uganda.
Those chosen for the project are children living with a single parent, orphans living with a guardian and those in the community with too little income to buy food. There is an equal number of boys and girls. Most are refugees, but some are from the local community.
With the goal of 300 BeFrienders, there is still room for more.
The goal of BeFriend is to raise the name of Christ through local churches in Ugandan communities.
No one in the program will know the name of Life In Abundance or Southeast. They do know Pastor Cosmas Madile at Victory Life Church in Adjumani, Pastor Savior Obulejo-Aci and his wife Florence in Alere, Pastor Henry Vuyaya at Liberty Baptist Church and Pastor Isaacs in Nyumanzi.
BeFriend pays school fees, supplements nutrition and helps families find ways to sustain themselves.
They are a great investment:
>Barnabas, 14, disciples six groups of six young people and asks for more Bibles.
>Josefina, 15, teaches children’s Bible classes. She uses her own money to buy treats.
>Paul Melual, 23, broadcasts evangelistic services in the camp, but needs Bibles, a generator and more sound equipment to continue.
>Josephine bakes bread to sell in the market.
>David Young, a former commander in the Sudanese Army, now teaches children about Jesus. Two boys in his group are deaf. He asks for a wheelchair for his 7-year-old student who cannot walk.
>A loan from her church’s savings group helped Natalie start her business of selling charcoal, rice and peanut butter in the market.
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