Missionaries do repairs, help children at Uganda orphanage

Posted July 13, 2010
Updated July 14, 2010

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— Some volunteers are back in North Carolina after helping people in Uganda.

The missionaries made repairs to the Agape Children's Village, outside Kampala, and spent time playing games and reading with the children. Most of the children living at the home have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

Villagers in Koreng were also given personal hygiene supplies during a daylong medical and health outreach effort. The remote area, which has no running water or electricity, is far away from a hospital. Missionaries provided villagers with health screenings and medical treatment.

The missionary trip was organized by Wake Forest-based Embrace Uganda, a nonprofit organization that identifies needs and provides support to families and orphaned children.

Millionaires in Training, a nonprofit that teaches youth entrepreneurship, will soon be collaborating with Embrace Uganda to donate books and teach entrepreneurship skills to students at a vocational school in Uganda.

To learn more about how you can get involved with Embrace Uganda or Millionaires in Training, visit their websites.

You can volunteer on an upcoming mission trip, donate supplies, provide funds to ship clothing, shoes and books to Ugandan students or just help by spreading the word about the work being done by the groups.

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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jul 16, 2010

    Why can’t people just help others because it’s the right thing to do...not to advance their causes? Look at the “about us” part on these websites and you’ll see that the focus of these missionaries is to "share the Word of God to people and nations around the world", not to help those in need.

    Why is altruism so hard for some people? Why does there have always be something in return?