Okay, today we’ll let you watch the video first and then read the rest (if you want to).
We don’t want to honk our own horn but today we’d like to talk to you a bit about us…and also about you. All of the work we do in Uganda (Aggie’s Arts, Kisoro Kids, and IMFC’s Manna Ministry) is made possible by people giving. Uganda Journey (a ministry of Life’s Journey Church) is what our personal support goes through to enable us to live in Uganda and have the privilege of fully devoting ourselves to these ministries. And it really is a privilege! We are all on mission, wherever God has called us – and that’s a privilege for each of us. For Aggie and I, in this season of our lives, it just happens to be ministering to some of the neediest of the needy in Uganda. Previously, for me, it was at a University carrying out Atmospheric Science research. I don’t see one as more important or “spiritual” than the other. All that matters is that Aggie and I are where God desires us to be, doing what He desires us to do at the time He desires us to do it. In fact this is how He fulfills the desires of our heart (Psalm 37:4)! We’re just normal folk following the call (step-by-step), of an extraordinary God. The works God has had us be part of pioneering here are His works. When we step back & and look at them, we say “wOw…!” because He’s the one who both started and developed them. We’ve just done our best to be faithful to carry out (again, step-by-step) the work He’s given us to do.
At the top of this page it says “Uganda Journey…Loving and serving Uganda from wherever you are.” That’s us, and that’s you. You too can love and serve Uganda…and can do it from wherever you are! We’re the ones “on the ground,” but you can also be directly involved…from right where you are. That’s a pretty awesome notion to me – and it’s supposed to be. There are specific ways you can love and serve by actually doing stuff with your gifts and skills (see the “Get Involved” tab on the Uganda Journey web page). Another way you can love and serve Uganda is by financially supporting me and Aggie so that we can continue, unhindered, to be devoted to what God has called us to do here. This is a real need as our financial support level is still low. We are currently receiving $700/month less than what we need to meet our budget and will deplete our emergency fund in just a few months. We are solely dependent on direct support for our entire budget. Would you prayerfully consider supporting us $1/day for a period of 1 year? Or to make a one-time donation? Every little bit counts (it really does – just think of crowd-funding!). Help us to continue to be in a place of strength where we can continue to reach out to the weak. We can do that together, and that’s why you give to Uganda Journey! Thanks for considering, and Merry Christmas from the Paech family! – Simon.