Nightlight Christian Adoptions began working with Tender Hearts Baby home in 2010. Since that time, we have been pleased to lead 8 short term mission teams to Uganda to work with Tender Hearts. In addition, we have had two additional churches bring their own mission teams. Over the years, we have seen the Lord bless the work of Ken and Cathy Nganda as they care for orphans and widows in their distress. In addition to the countless orphan children Ken and Cathy have cared for, they also care for 3 widows who live on the baby home property.
In 2014, thanks to many donors but primarily Grace Life Fellowship of Hastings, NE and Providence Church of Denver, NC, we were able to see a dream realized. Tender Hearts Baby home was moved to Mokono, Uganda where a new facility had been built to care for more children in a better environment. This year, our annual mission trip will take place August 22, 2015 through August 30, 2015 to allow our team members to participate in the final preparations of the Grand Opening of the Tender Hearts Baby home, as well as, be present for the event on August 29, 2015. This grand opening is a communal ceremony which is very important in Uganda. The community gathers to celebrate this monumental occasion. Also in attendance will be government officials, judges, probation officers, church members, community members and so many more. At this event, Ken and Cathy will share the Heart of a Child mission, build relationships, and ask for the community’s support. We are expected to have 100 to 200 people attend the grand opening.
The mission team will be working on landscaping, finishing cabinets, and decorating. In addition, we will be ministering to those in the community through prayer, Vacation Bible School, and fellowship. We would love to have someone skilled in videography who can bring their equipment to document the occasion and then freely give Ken and Cathy the videos. The cost of the trip is $2,700 per person, and we are limiting our team to only 10 members. Another church will be bringing a team to help along with our team. We have to limit our numbers to ensure that everyone has a place to sleep. Please prayerfully consider joining us on this trip. Ken and Cathy would very much like to see returning team members who have invested time and money to this project over the years.
Here is a list of projects to complete both before and after the mission trip and their costs:
Office Furniture and Washing Machines-$9,000
Landscaping, cabinetry, finishing the guard house, smoothing and widening the road, parking lot, entrance gate sign posts, etc. $43,500
Grand Opening Event-$5,000 (food, chairs, photographer, etc.)
If you are unable to make the trip but would like to donate to the projects, please click here.
To request a mission trip application, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. For planning and fundraising purposes, the application deadline for this trip is June 15, 2015. The cost is $2700.