“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
If you have partnered with Uzima Outreach for a period of time, you know our journey of property ownership and construction has been a long and eventful one.
The journey began literally on foot with one man, stepping out in obedience and faith, walking across America with a goat. This endeavor assisted us in raising the funds needed to purchase a plot of land which, unbeknownst to us, had already been claimed by another individual. Due to these circumstances, development on that plot of land was postponed as we waited for the courts to sort it all out. After a long, stressful, prayer-filled time of waiting, the Lord vindicated us by having those who committed fraud return the money.
Once this money was refunded, we were able to purchase the three acres we are currently developing in Busia. To date, we have successfully drilled a well which provides clean drinking water, built two greenhouses, installed solar panels for electricity and established a garden for agriculture in addition to the greenhouse project.
While construction of the dormitory is progressing well, we have come to the realization that the finishing expenses exceed our original budget.
Our goal remains to move into our new dormitory by the end of the year. The reason for the push is related to our landlord threatening to increase the rent and remove us from the home we are currently renting in Busia. Moving into our own facilities will afford us a cost savings of $500 a month on rent and bring us one step closer to our goal of being self-sustaining.
Below is the list of building projects (both current and future) in the order we plan to build.
1. Finish building dormitory: budget deficit of $13,700
2. Septic tank - $5,000
3. Next structure consisting of Kitchen, multipurpose room, vocational training center, office and guest room. Budget currently being formed.
If you would like to help us reach our goal, please designate your gift to "Building Fund." Any gift you send truly does make a difference and is greatly appreciated.
Please pray for God’s favor in the ongoing construction.
Pray for all the children to continue to grow in their relationships with Jesus.
Pray that God protects and grants favor to the outreach team to win more souls for Jesus.
Pray for wisdom for our leadership, and God’s will on the ministry.