Tuesday, February 23, 2010

When will you return?

Our hope and plan at this point is to stay in Uganda serving with the local Campus for Christ ministry for 2 years.
This means that our estimated time of return is sometime during the summer of 2013.

When do you leave?

We will be leaving to go to training in Chicago on August 12th.
Our training will go until the 19th and we will leave from Chicago to Uganda on the 20th or 21st.

Do you have any other practical needs?


Stay tuned.

What are your financial needs?

At this point we are six weeks from returning to Canada. We are so thankful for God's provision through you, our partners!

Right now we are looking to these upcoming financial needs:

May & June student summer project = $1000 one time
5 tickets to fly us back to Canada = $4500
Settling in costs = $1000

You can give online through the Power to Change secure, online giving form by clicking the "give now" button below.

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How can I stay up-to-date with your ministry while you're in Uganda?

Just by "following" our blog (on the sidebar) or regularly checking our blog.
We'll also try to send out regular email updates to give you a general idea of what's happening and how you can be in prayer for us.
We would also covet emails or comments on our blog to stay in contact with YOU and hear about what's going on in your life.
Our email is stricklandsinministry {at} gmail {dot} com

Friday, February 19, 2010

What are some ways I can encourage you while you're gone?

Do you have the gift of encouragement? We need partners who will send us mail, email, and care packages.

Here is the address you can mail us at:
The Stricklands
c/o The Life Ministry Uganda
PO Box 695
Kampala, Uganda

 We will have people visiting us throughout our time in Uganda so we'll keep you updated as to when people will be coming and if there is room to bring packages for us.

Ideas for Care Packages:

  • Notes/letters from you and your family
  • Recent pictures of you and your family or friends
  • Fruit snacks
  • Craisins
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Chocolate chips/chunks
  • Instant Oatmeal packages
  • Peppermint tea & Earl Grey Vanilla tea
  • Starbucks VIA (Colombia or Vanilla flavour)
  • Stickers
  • Craft supplies for the boys
  • anything Disney Pixar Cars or VeggieTales
  • Latest worship CDs (Chris Tomlin, Hillsong United, Tim Hughes, Passion, etc.)
  • Used magazines (Real Simple, Parenting, Hockey News, In Style, Style at Home, House & Home, etc.)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

What is Kampala like?

Kampala is like any major city. There are malls, shopping spots, a cinema, restaurants, bowling alley, crime, hospitals, newspapers, hotels, and many other things.

The people are known to be friendly and welcoming and it is a relatively safe city.
The temperature is usually in the mid-20's but can be humid during the rainy season.

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Where is Kampala, Uganda?

Kampala is the capital city of Uganda.
Uganda, also known as "the Pearl of Africa" is located is south east Africa and is bordered by Sudan, the DRC, Rwanda and Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial part of Lake Victoria which is the largest tropical lake in the world!

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What will you be doing there?

We will be doing a lot of the same things we do in Canada; discipleship groups, one-on-one discipleship, evangelism, organizing events, and hopefully even taking some students on a short-term missions trip to a neighbouring African country.

Vanessa will be staying at home with the kids and starting to home school Noah in junior and senior kindergarten as well as opening our home up to host small events, staff meetings, as well as reaching out to our neighbours and community.

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