Every year, we renew our vision and set concrete goals for the upcoming year. So far, 2019 has been a bit crazy - in good ways, with two of the staff members bringing home adopted children, one staff member getting married, and busy ministry and work schedules - so, it's mid February and I'm just now sitting down to do this!
God blessed us in huge, unexpected ways in 2018. Kids got educated, learned life skills, and, importantly, everyone survived another trip around the sun without jail time. (You probably remember that 1 out of 10 kids from hard places commits suicide, and many more still lose their lives in other ways, whether to foul play, criminal activities, or human trafficking.) Our LoveUganda program took off far more quickly than we ever anticipated. Our goal for 2018 was to have 10 kids mentored; we have 24 mentored children as of January 2019.
Here's a quick recap of what happened in 2018:
Here's what we are aiming for in 2019:
Please continue keeping us in your prayers, and volunteer with us if you have time to spare! Much of our office work can be done in front of Netflix in the evenings. :)
the Eleos Ministries staff - Justin, Elizabeth, Teresa, and Carrie