Each of our teams that have traveled to Uganda have assisted fellow believers in construction projects. The focus in Koreng has been the construction of top-quality and durable bunk beds for the children. Most of the children sleep on the ground; some are fortunate enough to have a foam pad. Few have ever slept in a bed. So, our team set out to construct bunk beds that will last for years. Some of those beds have already been put together in huts and homes. The smiles on the faces of the young people helped us to know that this was a worthwhile endeavor!
We have also been able to construct a number of desks for the children as well. Most classrooms have the children sitting around the walls – with no desks for them to work on. Our team has constructed lots of desks for a school in Apac (in the northern region of Uganda) and now some in Koreng as well. These seemingly simple gifts mean a great deal to the kids as they strive to stay in school and improve their lives.
If you are talented in construction (or just good at holding supplies), pray about how God might use those skills in Uganda. Our ministry depends on gifted individuals sharing their talents on the field. We will put you to use and God will get all of the glory! Construction projects will always be a key part of our time in Uganda as long as God provides us talented individuals for those projects!