In order for us to make this trip and to follow what we wholeheartedly believe the Lord is asking us to do, we need to raise a lot of money. I know that I would wonder what all that money goes to. We want to be completely transparent about our needs, both financial as well as material. We also want to be transparent about what we will be doing as well.
Living expenses in Uganda (travel, room and board) $1000 a month x 3 = $3000 ( $1000 left to raise)
Expenses in USA (mortgage, health insurance, etc) $2640
$5604 PAID WOOO HOOOOO!!!!
Total (foreseen) Financial Needs $13,879
As far as what we will be doing? We have some ideas, based on our prior trips. However when missions, or anything for that matter, is involved…. flexibility is key. On prior trips, we have had the desire to spend more time in the villages that we are investing in. That is our desire with this trip, to spend more time in Makukuba. We hope to Invest in relationships, determining next steps of ministry for the community, aid in medical clinics, training and evangelizing.
Brian will probably fill the pulpit at Acacia church some as well as play the drums in their worship. Brian may spend some time teaching in the village Bible school or possibly even at the the Uganda Baptist Seminary. We will spend time in medical clinics, and encouraging pastors.
There will also be several teams coming over this year, that we will help lead and serve along side. Just the other day we were able to speak with Terry, the missionary we will be serving along side, and he mentioned that they will be purchasing another vehicle when we arrive in Uganda with the hopes that he will be able to multiply his efforts by sending Brian to one location while he goes to another.
I, Jerilyn, see that I can probably be of some help to East Africa Outreach administratively. The children and I hope to spend a lot of time in the villages, but that will all depend on how we transition over there. My children all know how to use the evangecube to share the gospel and are excited to use it. Cadance loves to teach her own little preschool with her siblings. When I shared with her that she could do the same thing there, she really got excited. It is so exciting to see her catch a vision for what the Lord could do through her. I can see all of these things happening, but none of them are set in stone.
The Lord has put Uganda in our hearts. It is undeniable, and there was a time that we thought the Lord was leading us to go full time there. Everything made sense for us to go, except we didn’t have peace about it. It was in that time of surrender the Lord led us to BridgePoint. We have served 2 happy years at BridgePoint. At this time, we feel like the Lord is asking us to return to Uganda for an extended amount of time with our family. Yes, of course it is on our mind, is this what the Lord maybe doing next, calling us to move there full time. But at this point, we can not say that. We just know that this is the step the Lord is asking of us. We are happy at BridgePoint and can see the Lord using us here as well.
Other Needs: There are always other things that need to be collected to aid in the ministry while we are there. Here is a list of some of those things. As things are donated, they will be crossed off the list. Thanks so much for your support, encouragement and for following along with us!
3 Mosquito Nets to go over beds
- 2-3 Bottles of Deep Woods OFF
- Tracts from e3resources.com
- 3 Evangecubes from e3resources.com
- Cloth Diapers for another missionary
- Size 36-38 boxers for another missionary
Mens Cologne for another missionary
- Inflatable balls
- Hand sanitizer
- Beef Jerky
- Peanut Butter
- Granola Bars
- Non Latex Gloves
- Antifungal Cream
Twizzlers- a missionary child’s request
If you would like to donate any of these things, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to come pick them up or meet you somewhere. If you would like do donate to this trip financially, you can do so at https://fundly.com/walk-of-faith-to-uganda or via check to BridgePoint Church 5796 Hillside Drive, Gloucester, Va 23061 “White Family Uganda” in the memo.