Heading to Nairobi
It’s early Friday morning… a candle is lit close to me casting a shadow inside the darkened house. The birds are singing in the day and as I look out the windows, the sun is beginning to break away the darkness outside. It’s early in the morning. And the day is just beginning. A new day. And a day that is known by my God. It’s been a month full of… life. And while there…Learn More
Testimonies from post IY students
The impact of the Investment Year (IY) reaches into the future activities of the students who complete it. Whether they pursue additional studies through S5 and S6, eventually attend university, find a job, earn a certificate, or many other opportunities, these young adults see the fruit of the lessons they learned through the IY programme. A handful of them shared how their IY experiences continue to shape them as they step forward into jobs…Learn More
This year, with the restructuring of the Children’s Spiritual Development department, Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (BMW) days have also returned. During these times, all staff join the teachers and students for a time of teaching and activities centered on exploring the biblical expression and understanding of manhood and womanhood. Explore more about why a children’s center focuses on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.
Our community here at New Hope Uganda seeks not only to help those…Learn More
A New Classroom for the Treasures of Kasana
At the end of last month, we had a special time of celebrating in the Special Needs Department as we threw a party to praise God for the wonderful new classroom we have been blessed with here at Kasana.
Since the Special Needs Class began in 2011 the number of students has gradually increased from 6 to 14 and until this year we were all crammed into a couple of very small rooms in the Kasana…Learn More
Special Prayer Request
One of the great parts of being in family is how that family stands together in times of trouble. In our family we saw that first hand last year as we battled cancer. Our family, both biological and extended, really brought encouragement to our lives.
Yesterday was a time that brought back many memories of last year. We have a dear family working with us here in Kasana who are direct neighbors to…Learn More
Do Hard Things (IY)
Praise God! We are in the middle of our first Investment Year (IY) internship, and I have so far learned many new things. Currently we are on a study of a book called “Do Hard Things.” The young people who wrote the book are encouraging us to get out of our “comfort zones” and face the world using God as our guide. I was among those people who wanted to always be in my comfort…Learn More
More than a teacher … A mother to the motherless
I met Peter last year when he was in my Primary One class (first grade) at Essuubi Eppya Vocational Primary School. He looked so miserable. I gave him a seat right at the front near me. Within some few minutes he would fall asleep and he was seriously snoring, I tried to wake him up to do some exercise but he couldn’t wake-up only to realize that he couldn’t write anything and he was…Learn More
BMW – The need
One of the topics you’ll hear being talked about at all levels here at Kasana these days is that of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (or, our abbreviation- BMW). It is a topic we are studying and learning, teaching to our children, teaching the community through Musana FM, and sharing with many people and churches outside of Kasana in the hopes of inspiring a national dialogue on the topic. But why is biblical manhood and womanhood…Learn More
Thanking God for My Students
As I stare at the messy, scribbled out, erased-then-rewritten calendar, I find names of some of my students. Students’ names hidden between the harsh Sharpie-black lines. Names of students whom we have journeyed with, cried with, and shared joy with.
Today I am thanking God for my students. Whether the individuals who labor at the piano bench, or those who stretch and discipline their rebellious fingers around the fret board. Those students who endure through the…Learn More
Hopes & Fears
It’s the 27th of January and our eight Investment Year is about to start as the students arrive at our location in Kampala. As they arrive they bring a mixture of feelings from excitement over the year ahead, and all that the students will experience, to feelings of fear due to the responsibility I have to these young people. As I look at them arriving, I quietly whisper thanks to God that the year is…Learn More