Because everyone should have enough to eat.

Gardens and the Gospel Change Lives


A man

Back in South Sudan, Jingala was a prison guard. Jingala described himself as a drunkard, a womanizer, and someone who delighted in making life miserable for his neighbours.

When the war broke out, Jingala and his family fled to Uganda. One day, he was invited to a service at Good Friends Church. He was intrigued by the message of love and redemption. He returned the next week, and the next, and the next.

After a while, Jingala’s family and neighbours demanded to know what had happened to him. They had watched him turn from a tyrant into a kind and gentle man who went out of his way to serve people. They didn’t understand how this could happen.

Jingala had met Jesus.

Because donors have been supporting Good Friends Church, Jingala has been mentored and now serves as an elder in the church. He also teaches the Bible club at the primary school.

Jingala’s wife teaches at that school. When the rations were reduced last July, refugees with jobs were cut off completely. And it wasn’t just the employed refugees who lost their rations—their whole family was cut off. So Jingala, his wife, and their children found themselves with no rations at all.

Thankfully, a donor already given Jingala a garden kit with seeds and tools. He has been able to grow the food his family needs.

This is what the Gardens of Hope project is all about: providing food for the body and food for the soul.

Gardens Planted
People With Food
Gardens Needed This Year