This Sunday, March 20th a team of 20 from Eastlake Church will make their way to Bulunga, Uganda to visit the children at Bright Hope School. We are excited to receive new updates, pictures, and videos as well as more in depth stories to share with all of our sponsors. During this trip the team will work on replacing mosquito nets used on the beds to protect the children, replacing old mattresses and building a new home for 3 teenage boys whose father recently died and left them land. In addition to the work they will do, there will be lots of time to visit classrooms, love on the children and get to know the community that surrounds Bright Hope.
Each individual pays for the cost of their own trip and the projects are funded through the Christmas Conspiracy. Being able to have a team on the ground is a great opportunity for us to share more with you about the difference your monthly sponsorship is making. Make sure you watch for emails during the time the team is there. We will be updating the blog more often as we hear from them. We would love for you to pray for them throughout their trip. Here are some ways you can pray:
- Pray for safety and strength as they travel close to 40 hours including a 9-hour bus ride!
- Ask God to bring unity to the team allowing the focus to be on the children.
- Pray for good health during the journey.
- Ask God to help the team connect with the kids and bring back powerful stories that allow all of us to feel like we are there.
- Pray for the hearts of each team member who is going. These types of trips often change us more than the kids. Ask God to be with those going as they experience what will probably be a life changing experience and shift in perspective.
- Pray for the staff and children at Bright Hope. Allow our time to be a blessing to them and for any hidden needs to be seen.
- Take a few minutes of silence and ask God to prompt you in other ways to pray.
Remember that I commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t be afraid, because the Lord your God will be with you everywhere you go. ~ Joshua 1:9
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. ~ 1 Chronicles 16:24
But when the Holy Spirit comes to you, you will receive power. You will be my witnesses—in Jerusalem, in all of Judea, in Samaria, and in every part of the world. ~ Acts 1:8