From Denver, Colorado on a good day, it takes about 21 hours to fly to Uganda – talk about a time change! For Pastor Chris Piehl and a 20-person team comprised of members of the youth group and several adult leaders from Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, they will embark on the long journey from Denver to Kampala to do mission work for a couple weeks during July (July 1- July 18). The team from Cherry Creek Pres will be serving with Youth For Christ Uganda. This year marks the 8th year of partnership between Cherry Creek Pres and YFC Uganda and the second trip to Kampala in which the leadership hope to make a bi-annual trip.
Kampala, Uganda is situated north of Lake Victoria and is the capital and largest city in Uganda. YFC Uganda (Facebook) has a vibrant ministry in and around Kampala. Pastor Piehl mentioned some of the outreach that the team will be involved with,
YFC Uganda has a crisis pregnancy center, a vocational training center for women, they do training in schools and do sports outreach in the community. We will be joining in on one of the sports ministry days where soccer is being used as an outreach tool.
One of the most treasured times for the team is the annual Sports Day – here the team will play soccer with the children and spends a lot of time in fellowship.
While the team is in country they will also be taking along diapers and baby clothes to provide to the young mothers there. To track with the team and see what they are doing while in Uganda check out the team’s blog page.
If you would like to make a contribution to help with some of the costs associated with sending the gear to Uganda, please make a note of (Timothy Project: Uganda 2015) in your online donation. Please use the Donate Now link to make a secure PayPal donation.