GLOBAL MISSIONS

Ayinza

We believe Christ-followers have a local and global obligation to care for children who have been abused, abandoned, orphaned, or neglected. Uganda, Africa is where God has focused our initial global reach to care for children who are at risk.

Child Sponsorship

Ayinza is partnered with Buyamba to help children from the village of Mpongo (site of the Ayinza project) get a head start on a good education by boarding at God Cares School in Kampala. Simultaneously we are partnering with the schools in Mpongo to raise the standard of education in the village. Currently there are 29 children including two university students, who are part of the Child Sponsorship program at God Cares. Child sponsorship is $35/month for education and $35/month for boarding. You can fully sponsor a child (covering education AND boarding for $70/month) or partially sponsor a child (covering education OR boarding for $35/month). If you'd like information about sponsoring a child, contact us.

Children Needing Sponsorship

Winfred

Winfred is a candidate for school sponsorship at God Cares School in Uganda because she is a promising student, has a financial need, comes from a family that supports her education, and has shown a desire to return to and improve her village once she completes her education. Winfred is a 12 year old girl with 9 siblings. She lives with her parents in the village of Mpongo, Uganda. Both of her parents are subsistence farmers who work hard to provide for their family but, as one can imagine, caring for so many children is a challenge.

Eve

Eve is a candidate for school sponsorship at God Cares School in Uganda because she is a promising student, has a financial need, comes from a family that supports her education, and has shown a desire to return to and improve her village once she completes her education. Eve is a lovely 13 year old girl who lives with her grandparents in Mpongo, Uganda. She has 3 siblings and her parents are both peasant farmers.

Justine

Justine is a candidate for school sponsorship at God Cares School in Uganda because she is a promising student, has a financial need, comes from a family that supports her education, and has shown a desire to return to and improve her village once she completes her education. Justine is a 14 year old girl who lives in the village of Mpongo, Uganda. She doesn’t have a relationship with her mother and her father passed away last year. Justine lives with her grandparents and she has 6 siblings.

Alifunsi

Alifunsi is a candidate for school sponsorship at God Cares School in Uganda because he is a promising student, has a financial need, comes from a family that supports his education, and has shown a desire to return to and improve his village once he completes his education. Alifunsi is a 15 year old boy with 2 sisters. He lives in the village of Mpongo. Alifunsi lives with his father who is a subsistence farmer. His mother, who is also a subsistence farmer, is tasked with primarily providing for the children, which is a struggle for her.

Partially Sponsored Children

Allen

Allen is a candidate for school sponsorship at God Cares School in Uganda because he is a promising student, has a financial need, comes from a family that supports his education, and has shown a desire to return to and improve his village once he completes his education. Allen is a 13 year old boy who lives in the village of Mpongo, Uganda. He has 5 siblings. Allen lives with his Aunt Beatrice who cares for him while his father works as a teacher in another village.

Leticia

Partially Sponsored

Sponsored Children

Grace

SPONSORED

Hope

SPONSORED

Esther

SPONSORED

Suzan

SPONSORED

Annet

SPONSORED

Emmanuel

SPONSORED

Mathias

SPONSORED

Tomas

SPONSORED

Israel

SPONSORED

Jonathan

SPONSORED

Prossy

SPONSORED

Oliver

SPONSORED

Moureen

SPONSORED

Sarah

SPONSORED

Bridgette

SPONSORED

Zaituni

SPONSORED

Noeline

SPONSORED

Wilberforce

SPONSORED

Robert

SPONSORED

George

SPONSORED

Shanita

SPONSORED

Winfred

SPONSORED

The Ayinza Project

In 2012, a Bridge a Life team of 15 people traveled to Uganda. As a result of that trip, 25 acres of land was committed to Bridge a Life for the purpose of community development. Over the years, as we have waited to attain land title, God has been preparing us to develop the acreage in the best way possible. Initially, we believed some of the land use should include a babies' home and children's village. However, after sending two teams a year to Uganda for many years, we have discovered that there are very few true orphans in Mpongo and, thankfully, they are all being cared for by family. This discovery, among others, has given us the time we needed to build relationships with the people of Mpongo, working alongside of them and allowing them to lead in the development of their own community. This time of waiting has also afforded us the opportunity to focus on vital programs that don't rely on brick and mortar, such as the School Lunch Program, Child Sponsorship Program, Agricultural Training, and Hygiene and Sanitation Initiative. We still believe that future land development will include a school, medical center, community center/church, and special needs/flexible housing for families. In the meantime, we will continue sending two teams a year to Mpongo for the purpose of providing Christ-centered hope for children with relational trauma through awareness and family support.

Engineering Ministries International

We are partnering with Engineering Ministries International (eMi) to develop a master plan and drawings for the 25+ acres of land that have been donated to Bridge a Life for the Ayinza Project. eMi is a worldwide Engineering ministry with an operating unit in East Africa www.emiea.org. eMi has facilitated many projects similar to Ayinza. Their reputation for quality Christ centered work is unparalleled!

Short Term Trips

Do you have an interest in serving in Uganda, Africa? Twice a year Bridge a Life trains and sends a team to the village of Mpongo. Trips are 10-14 days long and the purpose of each trip is contingent upon team members' giftedness and interest, as well as current needs of the community. Contact us to learn of upcoming trips.