GOING: SHARING THE GOOD NEWS AND THE LOVE OF CHRIST IN BUKEKA, UGANDA
GLOBAL HANDS OF HOPE
Suubi Children's Center
UGANDA 2023 MISSION TRIP
Our team of Woodlands members will soon be traveling to Bukeka, Uganda to partner with and encourage teachers and staff at the Suubi Christian School. We encourage you to pray for protection over the team! If you are interested in giving to the Uganda 2023 Mission Trip please use the link above. Receive updates about the trip through the What’s Happening newsletter. Text UPDATES to 888.225.7675 to sign-up.
Global Hands of Hope
Woodlands Church partners with Global Hands of Hope in order to serve and go, globally. Global Hands of Hope is a Christian, non-profit organization serving Uganda. GHOH is committed to building sustainable communities free of generational poverty. They accomplish this by stimulating economic development, nurturing cultural renewal, providing access to Christian education and medical care, and creating safe environments for vulnerable children to thrive in.
Suubi Children’s Center
Global Hands of Hope operates Suubi Children’s Center near Bukeka – in the central region of Uganda just 22 km or 14 miles north west of Jinja. There is a school, church, farm, community medical center, and dormitories for over 450 children there. Global Hands of Hope’s mission is to build sustainable communities free of generational poverty in the name of Jesus Christ. They focus on providing access to Christian education and medical care, stimulating economic development, nurturing cultural renewal, and creating safe environments for vulnerable children to thrive in.
Ronnie and Ritah Nalera
Woodlands members have served at Suubi Children’s Center since 2009 when Ronnie Nalera and his wife, Ritah were establishing Global Hands of Hope.
Currently Pastor Doug Schneider is chairman of the Global Hands of Hope US advisory board.
Beginning of Suubi Children's Center
In 2010 Ronnie and Ritah invited 3 Woodlanders to explore establishing a center in Bukeka and shortly thereafter they built a rugged classroom and began teaching children.
Since that small beginning the Suubi Children’s Center has grown to a large compound with electricity, running water and over 450 children housed in dormitories.
Woodlands has sent 3 teacher teams since 2016 and there have been over 100 Woodlands people who have traveled to Bukeka since 2009.
We look forward to the opportunity to send a team again in March of 2023.