In January 2023, the Outreach Board learned about Hope Lutheran Church and School in Bufuula, Uganda from Stephen Maxwell. The Board agreed to help support the Primary School by designating it as a noisy collection recipient in March 2023. Pastor Craig also invited Stephen to share more about his mission work during the Sunday School hour on March 5, 2023. Stephen shared about the extreme poverty that exists in this country, but he also noted the rich faith that lives and is growing amongst the people who have been touched by the LCMS mission work there.
In addition to our Noisy Collection donations, Grace Lutheran will also be sponsoring a student attending Hope Lutheran in Bufuula. Baniga Shawula is a 5th grade girl attending the school, and we have designated funds from the Outreach budget to cover her sponsorship. You can find Baniga’s picture and photos of the school on the bulletin board as you enter the Education Building. If you would like to personally sponsor a student in Uganda, please contact the church office. The sponsorship donation is $300 for the year. You will be able to select a student and correspond with them through letters Stephen Maxwell will deliver on his next mission trip to Uganda.
For those sponsoring students, you can turn in your letters to the wire inbox outside the church office. Please include your student's name and your name on outside of the envelope.
In August of 2023, Grace Lutheran also had the opportunity to welcome Bishop Charles Bameka, Presiding Bishop of the Lutheran Church Uganda, to preach during our worship service and share more about his work during the adult Sunday School class (pictured left).
You can also learn more about the school and the Lutheran Church of Uganda by clicking on the button below.