We are excited to announce our first mission team to Uganda! Pictured from left to right are Cindy Akiyama, Hannah Akiyama, David Friebe-Makinto, Joël Friebe Makinto, Paul Friebe-Makinto, George Friebe-Makinto, Mukarabe Makinto, David Hino.
The team will travel to Uganda this summer to inaugurate and dedicate the JOYFUL HOUSE OF REFUGE (JHR) for God's purposes and to welcome its first occupants! JHR will house refugees from Burundi and will be a sustainable community in which refugees will be able to continue their education, vocational training and livelihoods while being nurtured spiritually; a place where refugees will be able to continue experiencing life in its all fullness even as they grieve being away from their homeland. The core of JHR's initial occupants are Mukarabe's orphaned nieces and nephews who were formerly part of AMI's Rugaba's Children group home. They are being joined by others from the 280,000 who have fled Burundi since April 2015.
We are thankful for the many who have helped take JHR from a dream to reality! Pastor Dave Hino and Cindy & Hannah Akiyama will represent those who have supported establishing JHR, both financially and in prayer. Heartfelt appreciation will be expressed to the Pastor Alex and Millie Ojera and others in Uganda who have supported this project to its completion!
Please pray for us as we prepare for all aspects of our mission. The team will be covering expenses through a combination of fund-raising and self-funding. See our AMI Uganda Mission tab for more information about the Makinto family's fund-raisers.