Known as “The Pearl of Africa,” Uganda is home to beautiful Lake Victoria and just under 40 million people.
God Led Us
The Lulu Tree began in Uganda, in the slum of Katwe, summer of 2014. After about two years the Lord sent us to the pastors in the villages to develop permanent roots.
By God’s grace the Uganda team now oversees a school/training center, as well as dorms for teenage mothers who’ve been kicked out of school, and two acres of pastureland, cows, pigs, and chickens. It is our hope that within the next two years the farm will begin producing enough food to not only sustain the girls and their babies at the school, but to enable pastors to do their own outreaches within communities.
Our national Uganda team is passionate about the gospel and is focused on taking it to the remotest of villages, equipping pastors with microloans and audio recorders, allowing them to receive theological training and to share the Scriptures in their own language.
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Twenty years of conflict with the Lord’s Resistance Army and a decades-long battle with AIDS have left the country struggling, contributing to its ranking as number 163 out of 188 on the Human Development Index. In addition, the country has a high undernourishment and child mortality rate.
What God is doing
Equipping villages with sustainable farming
In Uganda, livestock such as cows, chickens and pigs has been purchased with the hopes of sustaining teen mothers and pastors.
The Lord has provided two acres near the teen mothers’ dorms in the fertile land of Jinja, as well as dozens of farm animals — cows, pigs and chickens. Overseen by a local pastor, the goal of this livestock farm is to sustain the training and nurturing of the teen mothers and their school.
Equipping families by microloans
Many parents in Africa struggle to make ends meet, not because they don’t work hard enough — they work sunup to sundown, trying to sell fuel or purchasing a few items from the market to sell in their village, or doing neighbors’ washing, or selling whatever food they grow in their garden — but because they don’t receive fair wages or fair opportunities. This unfairness makes it difficult to help provide for their children, and may mean they have to give their children away.
Microloans invest in a family business, giving parents the honor of providing for their own.
Equipping families with affordable education
Caring for the Vulnerable
Pastors in Uganda are helping to house, educate and reconcile teenage mothers who’ve been kicked out of school due to getting pregnant.
When teen mothers get pregnant (often through rape) in Uganda, they are abused in front of their classmates by teachers for “setting a bad example,” and then expelled from school.
The Refuge of Hope was the first school for teen mothers in Uganda.
Birthed by a pastor and some volunteer teachers in 2017 in a rented hall, today it consists of a purchased and renovated school building, complete with kitchen, bathroom, rain water harvester and perimeter wall, in addition to two school dorms for teen mothers and babies, a study hall, a bathroom, kitchen with industrial stove, livestock, and gardens.
Since its humble beginnings, the School of Hope (now known as the Refuge of Hope) has expanded to become a place of refuge, not just for teen mothers, but for community children, jajjas and pastors — a place where the Gospel is lived out and shared through theological training and practical love.
Equipping villages with biblically trained pastors
The Village Harvest Project
Our national team in Uganda is a group of passionate Apostles who travel to remote villages, led by the Spirit, equipping local pastors with microloans and audio recorders offering both Scripture and theological training, as well as ministering to local villagers. God is starting a revival of the Holy Spirit amongst youth in Uganda through these men and women.
Following in the footsteps of the Church of Acts, our Africa national team prays about where to go, and then when God tells them where, they bring this micro-subsidy and audio recorder to that village.
The team then connects with the main pastor in that village and with the community, encouraging them and discipling them, in the hopes of drawing many to the Lord, and to the church.
Through a micro-subsidy gift, the pastor is able to invest in whatever tent-making skill he has so he can better care for the families in his church and community. Through the audio recorder, he is able to receive proper Biblical training through Harvestime Institute’s two-year audio theological course, and in addition, he can use the audio Bible recorded in the local language for outreach purposes.
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