Empowering People. Restoring Life.
Imagine a community that has 80% unemployment; a place where the closest medical care is a 45 minute drive away; a place where clean water is hard to find; a place where there is no playground for children to laugh and play; and a community that has been devastated by war for 20 years.
Let us introduce you to the Acholi people of Northern Uganda, a people group that had little hope until God created Abaana’s Hope in this region to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ and to empower the people and restore the lives of the Kinene community.
God called Abaana’s Hope to work among forgotten people and to be a part of restoring life to those who endured the wrath of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) for two decades. Abaana’s Hope is making a positive impact on the community by providing the opportunity for employment, clean water, medical care, education, a safe place for children to play and learn and a warm-hearted environment where adults can fellowship and grow together through the love of Christ.
Currently, Abaana’s Hope has the privilege of employing over 100 men and women from the Kinene community, providing food, shelter and vocational training for homeless widows and providing a loving home for vulnerable children. It is the goal of Abaana’s Hope to teach life skills, as well as the love of Christ, the only One who can truly bring restoration to a region desperate for change.
The greatest impact that Abaana’s Hope has on the community is through its church, Living Stones Community Church. Every Sunday and through weekly discipleship classes, people are taught about the love of Christ and what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. It is our desire that the time spent investing in both the physical and spiritual needs through long-term relationships will empower the nationals to lead their country to generational change.