IY Perspective: The Treasures Class
The first day I went into the Treasures Class (special needs) for music, I stepped inside and immediately felt uncomfortable. I didn’t know any of the kids and didn’t know how to act around them. Some can’t speak, some can’t move on their own… it was awkward for me because I had no idea what to do, how to communicate, if I should try to communicate!
When everyone was seated around the table, Hannah was…Learn More
Brick Laying in Kobwin
Avoiding the sweltering heat of the sun at Kobwin Children’s Centre is not always an easy task, but gathered under the shade of a few large trees was a group of boys with piles of bricks and “local mortar”, a mixture of dirt, sand, and water.
Meet the Kobwin Primary School vocational class. They have sessions every Monday and learn from Uncle Julius. Brick-laying was the lesson on Monday, March 2. Not including a break…Learn More
Your Kingdom Come: A Music Teacher’s Perspective
Kara Peterson, an Investment Year intern with Hannah Kusler Youth Music and Worship Coordinator, shares what God has been teaching her during her first few internship weeks.
“Your Kingdom come, Your will be done…” Matthew 6:10
Your kingdom come, Your will be done… this is the prayer Jesus taught His disciples to pray to their heavenly Father, and the vision and theme for New Hope Uganda in 2015. What does praying that prayer mean on a…Learn More
New Hope Academy Bike Race
On a hot Friday afternoon, eight contestants lined up, feet on their bike pedals, ready to begin. February 20 marked the date of the bicycle races at New Hope Academy. Shortly after two o’clock, the first race began. The girls went first, along a route that runs to Kiwoko, a town a few kilometers away, and back. Following them in a car was Nancy Kirsch, the Kasana Manager, to make sure everyone followed…Learn More
Impact of Luganda Institute
Kasana Community Church started focusing on discipleship last year with staff fellowships, sermons, and Sunday school classes devoted to the topic. Growing from this focus, periodical Sunday updates have highlighted church members stepping further into a life of discipleship.
During the fall, the New Hope Institute of Childcare and Family offered its first institute taught completely in the local language, Luganda. Of the fourteen students, many were New Hope staff members as well as some community members.…Learn More
Voices of New Hope: Secondary Student
Young men and women busy at their desks, teachers writing on chalkboards, and the Ugandan flag waving proudly over the assembly area – all typical events during another school day at New Hope Academy (NHA).
With the first school term in full swing, I found several students at NHA raking up leaves on the school grounds in the afternoon shortly before the bell rang signifying the end of the day. Among these compound-cleaners was Moses, an…Learn More
Update on Aunt Ketty
Yesterday, Kasana Community Church got to hear the best kind of pre-sermon announcement. It’s been circulating around the greater New Hope community and we are delighted to share it with you all today.
Dear friends of Aunt Ketty Okoth,
Our meeting with the oncologist began at 7:45 p.m. Friday in Kampala. I had the CT scans and written report in my hands at 2 p.m., but the words of the radiologist were ambiguous…Learn More
Begin Again: Term 1 Opens
Hello from sunny, dusty, hot Kasana Children’s Centre!
Monday saw the children returning to school from the extended holidays over December and January. Teachers, headmasters, students, parents, and others joined together for the opening assemblies at each school. Staff took the this opportunity to dedicate the year and the children to the Lord. The primary school headmaster welcomed and prayed over each new student starting their journey with New Hope Uganda.
The Kids are Back!
Golden sun reflected of yellowed maize, with each rustle, snap, and crack indicating the presence of someone amidst the maize. Weaving among the yellow, dried sentry stalks I discovered the majority of the kids from Jonathan Family hard at work bringing in the maize harvest. Just getting to say a brief hello has brought life back to Kasana. This same scene of finding young people where there were only reminders of them…Learn More
What does an egg drop, picnic in the park, and Communion have to do with each other?
They all represent bringing the family of God together and are some of the more unique aspects of New Hope Uganda Envisioning 2015. NHU Staff members came together from Kasana and Kobwin Children’s Centres and Musana Camps. Envisioning strives to set a unified trajectory for the year and encourage expectant hearts to receive from God throughout the…Learn More