At Amazima Ministries, we hold tight to the belief that we are all in this together. There is no us and them or you and us. You’re on a team made up of thousands of others across the world who share the same mission and vision for the people of Uganda.
If you’re reading this, it’s because you heard about our story, and you wanted to be a part of it. Whether you’ve given $1, $10, or $1,000’s, you are #TeamAmazima – a participant in the work God is doing in Jinja, Uganda. There are many ways to partner with us in ministry, and in the coming months we’re going to share more about what it means to be on #TeamAmazima. For now, we thought we’d share five creative ways (inspired by some of our teammates) you can partner with us, and invite others into what God is doing in and through Amazima Ministries.
1. THROW A TEA PARTY
When we picture ourselves at 77 years old, we hope we have the same passion and audacity as Jane of Connecticut. She hosted a tea party, and the result was 33 women coming together to raise just over $1,500 for Amazima’s most urgent needs. If a tea party isn’t your cup of tea, consider putting on a brunch, dessert and coffee, or, hey, even a pizza night! Take some time throughout your event to share about Amazima’s outreaches, play a couple of our videos, and even read an excerpt or two from Kisses from Katie.
2. USE YOUR TALENTS
When we think of people using their talents for God’s glory, Kimberly from Kentucky comes to mind. She is a dance teacher who produced an entire show inspired by Kisses from Katie. 96 girls ranging from ages 2-18 danced for God’s glory, moved by our founder’s story. Most of the older children read the book, which resulted in an entire community being inspired by what God is doing in Uganda.
3. HOST A 5K
A high school student in Indiana organized a “Run for Africa” through her church and was able to raise over $1,000 for Amazima. Entire families participated in this event, which we love since one of our core values is family. Know a few others who are passionate and want to make a difference? Ask them to help you!
4. SHARE YOUR BIRTHDAY
For most kids, the whole point of having a birthday party is, well, the presents. Anabeth isn’t “most kids.” For her 12th birthday party, she decided to switch things up a bit and ask her friends to donate to Amazima in place of a gift. Share your birthday with the people of Uganda, and ask your friends and family to give in honor of them in place of presents!
5. SHARE OUR STORY
Carol of Colorado has passed out over 50 copies of Kisses from Katie over the past year. First and foremost, we hope those 50 people are deeply impacted by our founder’s story. We also hope they are compelled to join the story that’s still being written today. If 50 books sounds like a lot, that’s because it is. Start with one!
At the end of the day, each and every one of us has a unique part to play in the mission of Amazima Ministries. If you don’t know what your part is yet, we hope these stories have inspired you. You can also visit www.amazima.org/get-involved to find out how you can join #TeamAmazima!