But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Acts 1:8
Guatemala Mission Team
WCC Guatemala Mission has been working with Caroline’s Promise to build a partnership with Iglesia Adonai (church) and Casita Adonai (school) in Guatemala City, Guatemala since 2012. We will be returning again in 2017.
Iglesia Adonai is a growing church that ministers to people living in a difficult area of Guatemala City. One of the ways they meet the needs of the community is through a private Christian school, Casita Adonai. This school is home to 125 children ages preschool through sixth grade. Together the church and school are educating children, offering job skill training, and opportunities to their parents, and strengthening families through the love of Christ.
Iglesia Adonai is also embarking on a mission project of their own, reaching an area of extreme poverty called Gerona, and working to eventually plant a church and school there. Our teams this summer will be supporting them in their mission to Gerona.
Uganda Mission Team
We have been sending short term mission teams to Uganda since 2013. We sent our first team in partnership with Amazing Grace Adoptions & Orphan Care. They were already working with Pastor George Mbonye in Kisoro, Uganda to help him establish a culture of adoption. They have been working together to help change how Ugandans care for the great number of orphans there, moving them from an emphasis on orphanages, to one of Christian families adopting these children.
The need is great because Uganda has the highest proportion of children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic worldwide. Civil unrest and the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) have added to that number, leaving Uganda with an estimated 2.5 million children who have been robbed of their families.
In 2014, Pastor Gary Combs led our church to formally recognize Pastor George Mbonye and his church, Kisoro Hill Baptist Church, in Kisoro, Uganda, to be our sister church and gospel ministry partner. Since then, our church has been sending both short term and long term teams to work alongside Pastor George and the dozens of churches he has helped plant.
Our teams go to teach children, train teachers and to encourage and train pastors and their families in gospel ministry. We are also helping Pastor George establish a biblical training school for pastors in southwest Uganda.