GLOBAL MISSIONS

Ayinza

We believe Christ-followers have a local and global obligation to care for children who have been abused, abandoned, orphaned, or neglected. Uganda, Africa is where God has focused our initial global reach to care for children who are at risk.

Child Sponsorship

Ayinza is partnered with Buyamba and God Cares Schools to help children from the village of Mpongo (site of the Ayinza project) get a head start on a good education while we await funding for the Ayinza schools in Mpongo. Currently there are 22 children including one university student, who are part of the Child Sponsorship program. If you'd like information about sponsoring a child's education, contact us.

These Children Are In Need of Sponsorship

GRACE

Grace grew up in Mpongo, the village where Ayinza invests. She attended the Anglican school and graduated in 2017. She is a good student, scoring well on her government exams. Thankfully, she has gone on to a local secondary school, but the education is sub par and Grace would benefit immensely from a quality education at God Cares School.

HOPE

Hope was living with her mother in Kampala until she graduated from primary school. Her mother abandoned her and told her to go live with her father, who lives in the village. The father is remarried and has ten children. Hope has been living with her grandparents and trying to attend secondary school. Finances are tight and she has been spending long periods of time out of school due to not being able to pay the fees. We believe that Hope is at risk for dropping out entirely, losing the benefits of her primary education. She is an above average student, with special interests in music, dance, and performance.

Sponsored Children

Esther

SPONSORED

Suzan

SPONSORED

Annet

SPONSORED

Leticia

SPONSORED

Emmanuel

SPONSORED

Mathias

SPONSORED

Tomas

SPONSORED

Israel

SPONSORED

Jonathan

SPONSORED

Prossy

SPONSORED

Oliver

SPONSORED

Moureen

SPONSORED

Sarah

SPONSORED

Bridgette

SPONSORED

Zaituni

SPONSORED

Noeline

SPONSORED

Wilberforce

SPONSORED

Robert

SPONSORED

George

SPONSORED

The Ayinza Project

In 2012, a Bridge a Life team of 15 people traveled to Uganda. As a result of that trip, 25 acres of land was committed to Bridge a Life for the purpose of community development. Over the years, as we have waited to attain land title, God has been preparing us to develop the acreage in the best way possible. Initially, we believed some of the land use should include a babies' home and children's village. However, after sending two teams a year to Uganda for many years, we have discovered that there are very few true orphans in Mpongo and, thankfully, they are all being cared for by family. This discovery, among others, has given us the time we needed to build relationships with the people of Mpongo, working alongside of them and allowing them to lead in the development of their own community. This time of waiting has also afforded us the opportunity to focus on vital programs that don't rely on brick and mortar, such as the School Lunch Program, Child Sponsorship Program, Agricultural Training, and Hygiene and Sanitation Initiative. We still believe that future land development will include a school, medical center, community center/church, and special needs/flexible housing for families. In the meantime, we will continue sending two teams a year to Mpongo for the purpose of sharing Christ-centered hope through community development.

Engineering Ministries International

We are partnering with Engineering Ministries International (eMi) to develop a master plan and drawings for the 25+ acres of land that have been donated to Bridge a Life for the Ayinza Project. eMi is a worldwide Engineering ministry with an operating unit in East Africa www.emiea.org. eMi has facilitated many projects similar to Ayinza. Their reputation for quality Christ centered work is unparalleled!

Short Term Trips

Do you have an interest in serving in Uganda, Africa? Twice a year Bridge a Life trains and sends a team to the village of Mpongo. Trips are 10-14 days long and the purpose of each trip is contingent upon team members' giftedness and interest, as well as current needs of the community. Contact us to learn of upcoming trips.