Two of our Young Adults from KGF spent a month in Uganda with Give International, ministering alongside street kids in Jinga. Here's their account.
I spent one month in Jinja, Uganda with Give International, and got involved with Jinja Connection. My time was more than I could have ever hoped for. Jinja Connection is a project where kids from the streets come during the day and get a safe place to bathe, have breakfast and lunch, and take school classes, including a Bible class, which, for many of the kids, is the first time they are introduced to Christ.
Though I wouldn’t be able make a large impact, God revealed that I could show them the love they deserve, that He has so freely given, the love that many of them haven’t had in their lives from their families. I was surprised with how much these kids opened up to me, many times with great difficulty trying to communicate in English.
Although it was still heart breaking and very difficult for me to listen to things that they have been through and are still experiencing, I know that at Jinja Connection they are well supported and loved.
My time was full of difficult and eye-opening experiences, but what I thrived on each day was the joy and excitement of the children I got to work with and getting to know them. I am so thankful to have had this opportunity and for all the support I have received from KGF.
We are excited to be able to move forward with a half-time (20 hour per week) Children’s Ministries Assistant position, with a target start date of September 1, 2013. The job description and details are now available on our website here:
If you know someone who would be perfect in this position, please make them aware of this opportunity. Applications are due back to the KGF office by August 1st.
Pastor Mike Penninga
Here's a bookmark you can download & print with the 10 verses we are diving into in our summer series entitled "Timeless"
What a great start! It was a hot one to begin with and slowly cooled as the week went on. Our leaders were great at keeping the campers hydrated and covered in sunscreen. The rooted theme this year has been great to integrate chapels and Bible studies.
We had a Russian International group out for day camps and it went real well.
We had one of our ovens go down, which cost $500.00 just to bring out a tech. There is the fix still to do (ouch!), please pray it goes quick and is easy.
Thankfully there were no major injuries this week, just some minor stings, scrapes and twisted ankles.
Merri-Ellen Giesbrecht-from Abbotsford, was our speaker and she did a great job connecting with our campers. With 88 campers we had 26 first time commitments, 31 recommitments, it was great to have the God's Spirit move here at camp. Please keep praying for us.
We have a very busy week coming up with full camps at both Encounter and Main Camp. It was good to have a lighter week this week to iron out our new schedule. It has made camp run much smoother.
Keep Praying, and letting people know we open spaces still.
Thanks and Shalom, Rikk Kieft (Executive Director)
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