TIA (This is Africa)

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 

Shared by Experito via Cindy May

TIA. This is Africa.  But it doesn’t have to be.

In a recent email, Experito shared 2 situations they encountered due to lack of decent transportation.  One of them could truly have been life-threatening.  As we prepare to build the school in Koch Goma, we will be looking at purchasing heavy-duty transportation, and also at improvements to some of the roadways (laying gravel for instance).  Experito’s personal vehicle is currently down-for-the-count, as well as Cyrus’s in Kisii.  Those are the first two items we plan to purchase.  Cindy

This rainy season has caused not simple challenges to our movements that, apart from my car getting stuck on the way for several days, it has been breaking down and causing inevitable costs to repair. There was a day the oil pump failed to work which affected the camshaft and the crankshaft. After repairing them it broke down again, such that we could only be towed.

It was night and I was rushing sick kids from the school to the hospital in Gulu.  We got a vehicle to tow us which also got stuck due to mud.  We remained in the place for two days with the sick kids, to arrive the following day at 2.00.a.m.

Recently, when Andrew and the team from Australia visited us, they had a bit of the rough nature of the seasonal roads. They even abandoned the car and they jumped on motor bikes, locally known as bodabodas.  A journey which would have taken 1 hour, took more than 10 hours!!!!

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10Note from Cindy:  Make sure you notice just how many people are on that motorcycle!  

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Thank You!

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:40

Shared by Cindy May

Thank you for your support of these Kings and Queens!   We are happy to report the following!

Francis’ medical clinic:  Funded.

Beds and bedding for Kissi orphanage:  Funded.

Ruth’s tuition: Funded

p.s. Don’t forget to sign up for Smile.Amazon.com.  We’ll give you an update when we get our first deposit from them.

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FundEasy

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:35

Shared by Cindy May

I love this tool that will help us love the children of Koch Goma well!  It’s simple and effective, and makes tracking progress a snap.

Let’s say you’ve set a goal of giving $10,000 to help build the schools in Koch Goma. $10,000 would sponsor the complete schooling infrastructure for 10 children.  (Remember, this is a one-time sponsorship.)  Whatever your giving goal is, you may donate all the money yourself–monthly or one-time– or you may choose to involve your family, friends and co-workers.

It may take a month or a year to bring in the funds.  That’s up to you and God.  Once the goal is met, you’re done!  Or you can choose to sponsor more students.  Again, that’s up to you and God!

Go here to see my page and here to set up your own page with your giving goal. (Click on the “Participate” button.)

FundEasy allows for simple automated updates on your Facebook and Twitter pages.  Any one of your friends can join hands with you, and help you reach your goal.

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We’ve chosen a project end-date of  December of 2015, and are prayerfully trusting the Lord to provide all the funding by then.

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Identity of and Vision for the Kings and Queens

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.  Ephesians 4:11-13

       Shared by Cindy May

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The Vision

Simply put, our vision is to see each child in Koch Goma receive the good news of the gospel and grow up into maturity in Christ.

We want them to understand their identity–as sons and daughters of the King, with access to all of the resources in His Kingdom.

We want them to understand their mission and purpose–to take the good news of the gospel to the ends of the earth.

We want to educate them so that they are able to fulfill their mission well!

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Our world has 7000+ unreached people groups*

Every people group in the world is represented by a red, yellow or green dot on the Google map above.  Notice the 10/40 Window** and the concentration of red dots.

Visit JoshuaProject.net to explore more.

Niger, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia are all practically neighbors of Uganda, a country whose population is more than 99% evangelized.  In these 6 neighboring countries alone, in 267 people groups, live 61,513,000 unreached people–61,513,000 people who have never heard the name “Jesus”.

The Project’s Vision?  For the children trained up in Koch Goma to take the gospel to those who have never heard the Majestic name of Jesus.

The primary and secondary schools will also serve as missionary training schools.  Among other things, we plan to engage and teach Worldwide Perspectives/ Pathways in the Koch Goma schools.

*JoshuaProject.net

**The 10/40 Window is the rectangular area of North Africa, the Middle East and Asia approximately between 10 degrees north and 40 degrees north latitude. The 10/40 Window is often called “The Resistant Belt” and includes the majority of the world’s Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists.

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Kings & Queens Project

For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”  Matthew 17:20

            Shared by Cindy May

In Koch Goma, an estimated 2000 children are currently unschooled–because there are no primary or secondary schools available.

Although the 12 disciples were unschooled men, they did have the privilege of spending 3 years with Jesus, the best teacher to have ever walked this earth!

The Kings & Queens project?  Build school facilities for primary and secondary students on the same land as the pre-school.  While RTP funded the building of the pre-school, the operations of the school have been self-sustaining.

The cost is an estimated $2 million.  Don’t let your eyes bug out.  This is pocket change in God’s kingdom.  And it is an estimate of only $1000 in infrastructure per student.

How many students would you….and your family…and your friends…and all your facebook friends like to sponsor?  (It’s a one-time sponsorship of $1000 per child, and you are welcome to send it all at once or send monthly donations).

Pray about it for now.  We’ll explain how you can be a part of this project in the next couple of emails/posts.

Miracle Kids Junior Academy & Miracle Academy (Primary and Secondary)

Located in Koch Goma (NWOYA DISTRICT), one hour drive west of Gulu town

Estimates in US DOLLARS

1. ELECTRICITY SUPPLY…………………………………………. 250,000

2. PIPED WATER………………………………………………………   50,000

3. SWIMMING POOL, GAMES &SPORTS GROUNDS….. 150,000

4. STAFF HOUSES ……… …………………………………………..  350,000

5. LIBRARIES & LABORATORIES ……………………………… 200,000

6. CLASSROOMS & FURNITURE ………………………………. 500,000

7. DORMITORIES & BEDS…………………………………………. 250,000

8. DINING HALL, KITCHEN & FOOD STORE……………… 100,000

9. SCHOOL MEDICAL CLINIC…………………………………….. 50,000

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Little Kings and Queens—Establishing a Place of Praise

Jesus said, “… And haven’t you read in God’s Word, ‘From the mouths of children and babies I’ll furnish a place of praise’?” Matt 21:16

Shared by Pastor Experito

I am grateful for Remember the Poor’s passion concerning our ministry in this rural area. We are moving on by the grace of God to see things happen and Koch Goma to become a place of praise.

I am glad to say that with your partnership there is tremendous transformation. Even the doubting Thomas’s now believe that the Lord is at work.

Food security is improved.  Kids can eat sufficient and health nutritive food produced on the land we own… Guardians, teachers and kids see a future for this place.  (Hey, so does Remember the Poor!)

I am glad to say that there is going to be the first graduation for these kids on the 15th November 2014.

Many thanks
Experito

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Boys Become Kings, Girls Will be Queens…

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9 

Shared by Cindy May

The words of this song, Kings & Queens, express perfectly in musical form, a new project Remember the Poor is undertaking–for the end of 2014 and all of 2015.  So perfect in fact, that we decided to introduce the song first.  We’ll be introducing the new project over the days and weeks to come.

Music is certainly personal in taste, but if you’re able to take 4 minutes to watch/listen to this Audio Adrenaline Song, we hope you’ll enjoy it, and the vision it lays out.

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Lyrics

Little hands, shoeless feet, lonely eyes looking back at me
Will we leave behind the innocent too brief
On their own, on the run when their lives have only begun
These could be our daughters and our sons
And just like a drum I can hear their hearts beating
I know my God won’t let them be defeated
Every child has a dream to belong and be loved

[Chorus:]
Boys become kings, girls will be queens
Wrapped in Your majesty
When we love, when we love the least of these
Then they will be brave and free
Shout your name in victory
When we love when we love the least of these
When we love the least of these

Break our hearts once again
Help us to remember when
We were only children hoping for a friend
Won’t you look around these are the lives that the world has forgotten
Waiting for doors of our hearts and our homes to open

[Chorus]

If not us who will be like Jesus
To the least of these
If not us tell me who will be like Jesus
Like Jesus to the least of these

Boys become kings, girls will be queens
Wrapped in your majesty
When we love, when we love the least of these
Then they will be brave and free shout your name in victory
We will love we will love the least of these
We will love the least of these

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