Charities and giving to the poor have always been a part of our society. It has grown out of the biblical ethic which says it’s good to be generous and bad to be selfish. Unfortunately, generosity has dwindled, and selfishness has grown. Yet, we still have the poor. And those who call themselves “Christian” are
What's Your Motive? There is an interesting statement in the Bible about the book publishing business. It says, “Of making many books, there is no end.” (Ecclesiastes 12:12). Of asking for charitable funds, there also seems to be no end. What then should the Christian do? She certainly can’t give to every ministry which asks!
The most WONDERFUL time of the year! by Cal Bombay Christmas is that, and much, much more! The song says it well, but the Bible says it better. Eight hundred years before Jesus was born, Isaiah announced, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
Lockdown Leads to Better Health? Simpliciou and Nalongo joined the project in 2018. Prior to joining the project, Nalongo stayed home making craft baskets and selling them to vendors. This however didn’t bring in enough income for her. Simpliciou is a primary school teacher in a local private school. He was
You're Helping Her Plant Seeds For The Future Ameria is using her gardens to engage the children and youth in her neighbourhood. Ameria Kevina, 70, grows mainly tomatoes and sells to earn extra income. Initially, she joined UFP to grow vegetables for home consumption. She soon realized the potential
From Subsistence to Success Sanyu Agnes is a single mother of five. As a single mother, Agnes has the burden of looking after and raising her children alone. Like many urban poor, Agnes has no formal employment. She takes whatever low-paying jobs, usually temporary, that she can find in order to
In Africa, the arrival of the rains is seen as a blessing from God. This year, the rains brought another blessing—the Gardens of Hope kits that you provided. Dry season in most parts of Africa means no rain, not even a drizzle, for months on end. When the rains finally came to Uganda in late
When you were a kid, did you ever say, "Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day."? Empty sack gardens wait for the rains to begin. Normally, they would already be planted with seedlings. In northern Uganda, people are praying for rain these days. The earth is dry. The air is hot. The