“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord … plans to give to you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
God has called us to work with the beautiful residents of the Doko Cell, one of the largest of the seven villages that make up the Namatala Slum on the outskirts of Mbale, Uganda. Within a one-half mile radius of the ministry site, Ebenezer Baptist Church, there are over 32,000 residents, many of whom are refugees from other parts of Uganda who were displaced by war, natural disasters, famine, etc. Of the 32,000+ residents, over half of that number are children under the age of 14. Of those 16,000+ children, approximately 8,000 are either full, or half, orphans with a median age in the village of just over 15 years old.
With an unemployment rate of around 70% in the village, it has often been labeled as a “cesspool of humanity” and is literally a culture characterized by children raising children, BUT they are a people full of joy and laughter. We have learned so much from them on what it means to “trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not upon your own understanding.”
However, through God’s grace and provision, we have watched the residents of the village begin to embrace what God is doing there. Not only that, but we have begun to gain favor with the local government officials who are seeing the transformation that is taking place in the village and are working very closely with us in our partnership with Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Mission Mbale is not OUR work … we have merely answered God’s call to join Him in the work that HE established in the hearts of the members of Ebenezer Baptist Church more than a decade ago. We do this through our partnership with this great body of believers led by Pastor Fred Mazune and his beautiful wife Olive.
To God be ALL the glory!!!
Mission Mbale exists to share the hope that is found in Jesus Christ with the children and families who live in the Namatala Slum in Mbale, Uganda. We do this while helping to meet their “life” needs of food, housing, pure water, medical care, education, etc.
To transform futures and hopes through the love of Jesus … One child at a time!!!
Short Term Mission Opportunities
Currently we are offering multiple opportunities each year to join us in ministering to the precious people who live in the Namatala Slum. Though each mission trip has the same basic purpose, to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those living in the village, the trips are each very unique in their ministry style. Visit our Mission Trips page for the most up-to-date information.