Advent 2017: A Voice of Hope
“Speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable.” – Proverbs 31:8
This Advent, in partnership with our mission partner, ChildVoice International, we are bringing Hope to thousands of vulnerable girls living in refugee settlement camps in Uganda. Currently, over 1.3 million refugees have fled from the violence in the war-torn country of South Sudan, with more arriving daily. More than 19,000 of these refugees are traumatized girls (ages 12-18) who have children of their own, are pregnant, or are at-risk of becoming pregnant. And, this number unfortunately continues to rise every day. Through this Advent Project, we can be the voice to the voiceless. We can be their Voice of Hope!
Our goal is this, to wrap these girls in Christ’s love by providing them, and their children, with HOPE! The funds raised through this project will go directly towards creating ChildVoice Empowerment Communities in Imvepi Refugee Camp, located in Northern Uganda. These communities serve as a type of support and development group for girls, providing food, counseling, vocational training, income opportunities and a pathway to healing.
Alone, this is a lofty goal. But, together, this can be done!
How to get involved:
PRAY: This is one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today. Pray for these countries, for an end to the violence and crime, and for Christ’s love to be felt in even the darkest of places. Pray for God’s light to shine through that darkness!
GIVE: Our goal is to collect enough funds to develop 50 ChildVoice Empowerment Communities in Imvepi Camp. Each community costs $4,000, which includes food, counseling, hygiene items, a place to meet and support staff.