Uganda

A Taste of Uganda

March 02 2015 -

Posho (also known as ugali in other parts of Africa) is a staple food in Uganda, and is eaten by Amazima’s staff and fed to the children we serve during the week. Posho is a mixture of maize flour (cornmeal) and water that takes on a porridge-like consistency. It is usually served with kidney beans, chicken or soup. We might not be able to bring you to Uganda, but we can bring a little bit of Uganda to you. Feel free to try it out!

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An Amazima Christmas

December 29 2014 -

The holidays are special. They’re a time to celebrate, to thank God, to meditate on His faithfulness and all He’s done for us. Without Christ, we would be nothing – Amazima would not exist. We want to do everything we can to honor Him, and we feel like one way we can do that is to honor the staff members He has sent us. We believe we honor Him when we honor others.

That being said, we wanted to share a few pictures with you from our Uganda staff Christmas party. This year we gave each of them a lantern as a Christmas gift. We can’t help but think of the irony of giving lanterns to individuals who are lights themselves - lights to the children in our program, lights to the communities we serve, lights to one another.

Enjoy!

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Signs of Life

September 29 2014 -

There are so many stories represented in this picture. So many stories. The truth is, if you heard all of them, you might wonder how these children have the strength to raise their hands in worship. And that’s ok. We’ve all wondered that at some point, too.

On this side of eternity, there is much grief, much heartache, and much loss. No one, no not one, is exempt from pain, though we can numb ourselves to its consequences if we so choose. We can’t tell the children in our program about a God who will take all of their problems away and make them perfect, but we can tell them about a God who offers us peace beyond understanding, a joy this world can’t offer, and a love that’s better than life.

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Singing in Masese

August 11 2014 -

As all the children begin trickling into the clearing where Masese school is located, you can see them carrying plates, cups, bowls, eagerly awaiting their heaping bowl of beans and posho to be served piping hot from the kitchen.

There are many children who come and they can spend hours around this area waiting for, what is for some of them, their only meal of the day.

Exciting things are happening in Masese which we are just itching to tell all about! More on that will be coming soon, but for now, please take a minute to watch these sweet faces and say a prayer for them today!

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Meet Desire

August 07 2014 -

Desire is 8 years old and has dreams of becoming a nurse one day. When she is at school, she works hard and is always positive. This past year she performed 2nd in her class! If she’s not at school, she loves playing with her doll, Sarah, skipping rope, and playing football.

When we asked Desire if there was anything she’d like to say to her sponsors, she responded, “May God bless them.”

Thank you to the Amazima sponsors who have joined hands with us to educate and empower Desire. We can’t wait to see Desire reach her dreams!

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