Our team woke up this morning and walked from the Surjios Guest House to the James Place. The James Place is the location that HEAL Ministries has secured so that programs can be developed for the women and children in our programs. This place will train women in health & safety, Bible, sustainability, farming, money management and life skills. We will also host a kids club program on the week-ends for the kids in the slum nearby and the street kids. We will work closely with the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Jinja and assists with the problem of teenage pregnant girls that have no home......many have been forced into prostitution and once pregnant become outcasts in their village. We hope to help these women figure out the next step, train them and walk alongside them helping them to see that they can keep their babies.
The team worked on the grounds pulling weeds all morning. They actually enjoyed it! The girls were laughing and talking, listening to music while making the James Place look awesome! I'm so thankful for their attitudes and hearts. These are 16 - 18 year old girls that chose to travel to Uganda during their winterim experience and they are receiving much more than they bargained for. They are receiving a glimpse of the reality of how most of the world lives. And they are accepting the challenge and digging in (literally today) to see how they can help. It is a little comical to walk up and see the Ugandan scaffolding created to put a new window in a team room upstairs!