Mobilizing and enabling ORDINARY PEOPLE to make an EXTRAORDINARY IMPACT on the lives of people in impoverished and developing areas of the world.

2018 Vacation with a Purpose

This year our group of 26 visited almost all of the True Impact Ministries locations. 

 

We spent time with the children at each location, playing football (soccer), playing with a parachute, face painting and held Bible classes. 

We handed out candy to a group of children outside our school. 

We held a small medical clinic for those there that needed our attention and left several suitcases full of supplies with them. 

One of the things we did this year that was a hit with both the children and those of us on the trip was bracelets.  We made hundreds of survival para-chord bracelets and a few hundred friendship bracelets.  The children loved that and wanted to show off their bracelets.  

The culmination of our trip was our first visit to Truth Christian School.  We raised money and helped build a girls dormitory that was dedicated to the memory of Susie Stewart.  We want to thank you all for your prayers and your contributions.  The God of Wonders is using them for great things.

Check the posts on our Facebook page to see daily updates posted during our trip.   

 

Click the pictures below for a larger view and to see a description.

The packing party!

Mason playing with bubbles with children at Maranatha Integrated Schools in Mizigo

Bill found some friends at Maranatha Integrated Schools in Mizigo

Jeremy found some friends too at Maranatha Integrated Schools in Mizigo

One of the classrooms at Maranatha Integrated Schools in Mizigo

Andy isn't singing either. He spoke one day and preached for us on Sunday at Salem Children Centre in Naama

No she isn't singing, but Tanya did have a few words for us at Salem Children Centre in Naama

And Jeff definitely didn't sing. :) Besides making a lot of the arrangements for our trip, he did speak here at Salem Children Centre in Naama.

Margaret sang for us. :)

Mason was a delight to have with us. Not only great with the children, but he also lead us in worship every day. Here he is singing to us at Salem Children Centre in Naama.

The "Millennials" led worship for the children at Salem Children Centre in Naama

Here are some of the students at Salem Children Centre in Naama putting on a show for us.

Tanner reading scripture at Salem Children Centre in Naama

A small child walked into our Sunday morning service at Salem Children Centre in Naama. She found comfort in Jody's lap.

The team having lunch at Salem Children Centre in Naama

Andy and Nicole found an old friend at Salem Children Centre in Naama

Melissa holding an adorable child at Salem Children Centre in Naama

Carol and Ted spending time with their sponsored children Grace and Brian at Salem Children Centre in Naama

Dave is working with Joshua on a bracelet at Salem Children Centre in Naama

Some more evidence of face painting at Salem Children Centre in Naama

Chris found this cute one at Salem Children's Centre in Naama

Selfie time

Karlyn finds a new friend at Maranatha Schools in Nkonya

Jen face painting at Maranatha Schools in Nkonya

Mike and his new friend at Maranatha Schools in Nkonya

Tanya and Sandra with some face painted children at Maranatha Schools in Nkonya

Fabian working on survival bracelets at Maranatha Schools in Nkonya

Adley hanging out with some of the children at Maranatha Schools in Nkonya

A group in the foreground working on bracelets while others play and do other crafts in the background at Maranatha Schools in Nkonya

Such well behaved children. They all line up in their grade for us at Maranatha Primary School in Kigalama

Some of the children at Maranatha Primary School in Kigalama

Jen, Melissa, Chris and Adley working on friendship bracelets with the children at Maranatha Primary School in Kigalama

Playing with the parachute with some children at Maranatha Primary School in Kigalama

Karlyn in her element at Maranatha Primary School in Kigalama

Children looking out the window of their schoolroom at Maranatha School in Kigalama

Jen face painting at Maranatha School in Kigalama

Some of the "Millennials" performing at Immanuel Education Centre in Wandawa

Jen and Fabian found some children hanging out in Jinja

On the way to Masaka we stopped for picture time on the equator

Here is a good view of the school buildings at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Carol teaching the Bible at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Jen, aka Messy Art Lady, working on bracelets. Again.

Natalie with another cute one at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Tanner making bracelets at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Dave is seen here making bracelets at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Adley is also making bracelets at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Here is a view of the partially completed girls dormitory at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Another view of the team working on the girls dormitory project at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Mason, Melissa and Tyler working on stacking bricks for the girls dorm project at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Bill, Jeremy and Andy work the upper levels while Ted provides them with bricks at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Tyler and Casey show their skills laying bricks at Truth Christian School in Masaka

The crew working on laying bricks for the girls dormitory project at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Bill, Mike and Tyler being precise, where precise is not needed. At Truth Christian School in Masaka

Natalie taking her turn laying bricks at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Jodi laying bricks at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Marilyn carrying and stacking bricks at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Natalie and Sandra laying bricks at Truth Christian School in Masaka

The girls dormitory we helped build during this trip was dedicated to the memory of Susie. A special day for Andy and Nicole.

Taylor flying around with some children at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Tyler with his buddies at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Nicole with two cuties at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Team picture at the girls dormitory project at Truth Christian School in Masaka

Mason, Melissa, Sandra, Natalie and Taylor enjoy the Nile up Near Murchison Falls

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Carol and Ted spending time with their sponsored children Grace and Brian at Salem Children Centre in Naama