I’ll write an informative and fun letter later, but this is urgent that we pray about this need: (I’m asking Dorrie to send this out to the whole church, please.)
One of the things that I believed Father was calling me to Kenya to do was to network believers together. This was largely a concept which Dwayne Hall had inspired within me, and it has become a passion of mine as I am convinced that I cannot in myself accomplish all I see that needs done.
Well, I just got out of a meeting that has me choking back sobs of joy at just the possibility that might be before us. The others from the meeting are going to their home this evening to pray about this opportunity and so my prayer is that you be praying that God influence them positively in this matter.
The Need: Gloryland Orphanage in Mubende, Uganda which Dayspring supports, has been notified early this year that the lease on their property will be terminated at the end of this year. It is a prime property on Main Street (and the main through highway) in Mubende and the landowner just wants to do something more profitable financially with the property. They are going to have to build their own property to house the orphanage and school before the first of the year.
The Current Situation: Gloryland has succeeded in purchasing and getting clear title on 5 acres of prime land about ½ km above the current location. On this land they raised enough maize (corn) to feed the children through the next harvest and surplus to sell to help pay salaries for their teachers and houseparents. The city planning commission believes in Gloryland’s mission and staff enough that they have given $10,000 to seed the development of the new property which is unheard of in Uganda.
Today’s Meeting: I have just met with a group of believers, putting their treasure where their hearts are, who are looking for opportunities to build orphanages that they can then essentially walk away from and won’t have to manage or support. They have 10 orphanages here in Kenya, in Haiti, Puerto Rico and many other places, and their list of business ventures both in Africa and America is beyond what most of us can imagine. They are leaving Africa on Tuesday flying to India to weigh orphanage opportunities there.
They are praying tonight about whether to charter a plane tomorrow to fly to Uganda to meet with Pastor Moses, Michael and the rest of the staff and see Gloryland and their plans. I have emailed them a copy of Gloryland’s proposed building plans. I have presented them the current situation with Gloryland and it sounds “too good to be true” to them and to me. But they said it would require virtually a miracle for them to be able to make this trip—going to Mubende tomorrow—work.
And so, I am asking you URGENTLY to join me in praying for that miracle!
The fact is that Dayspring would gladly jump to fulfill this mission if we could, but the need is beyond our financial resources. The building plan is for an orphanage and school for 500 children as this ministry and the need is getting larger steadily.
Thank you for your prayers!
Jack was raised in a Christian home where he spent his youth preparing to preach God’s word. First published at thirteen, writing and speaking became Jack’s passions. Whether through newspaper columns, magazine articles, radio broadcasts or public speaking engagements, Jack continues to share his heart with his readers. His life’s motto: To Know God, and To Show Him To Others.