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MTN Kampala Marathon 2016

Today Rafiki Africa Ministries was represented for the first time at MTN Annual Marathon. Thank you guys, proud of you all. #TeamRafiki, #RunningForCause The MTN Kampala marathon is the biggest sporting event in Uganda organized by MTN. Every...

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Joel & Jerome

Getting to Know the Rafiki Kids ... Joel & Jerome Joel and Jerome are brothers who came to Rafiki right when the orphanage had just started taking children in February 2010. While both parents are alive, they doubted their abilities in taking care of the two boys....

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What a blessing families can be!

This week has shown us what a blessing families can be! We were able to resettle four siblings with their grandfather. We met Winny (7), Sofi (6), Mungu (3), and Tina (1) on Thursday, June 23rd after they had been found and brought to the police station. They were...

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My Rafiki Experience: Abby Stream

We are looking for people to come serve for one month to a year at Rafiki Children's Home in Uganda this year! Read about Abby's time at Rafiki and consider coming to serve, to be changed, and to make memories of your own.  Abby & Hannah at Rafiki Children's Home...

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Newly Purchased Land!

After a long time, our dreams are coming true! Rafiki has been blessed to have purchased 5 acres of beautiful land for Rafiki's Children's Village in Kakiri, Dambwe, Wakiso, District, Uganda. With the new land comes the hopes and dreams for the new future of Rafiki...

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Preach the Gospel

“And He said to them, ‘Go into the entire world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15    This past week, on Monday I went along with two other volunteers and Rafiki Africa Ministries to a nearby community to evangelize the gospel and to encourage the...

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#BringBackOurGirls

We support you, Nigeria: Let´s #BringBackOurGirls Rafiki Africa Ministries'children, Staff,Volunteers and Directors express their support for Nigeria´s kidnapped girl students and their families. We stand with Nigerians to #BringBackOurGirls. “The recent abduction of...

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Volunteering at Rafiki: The Inside Scoop

Recently, we asked one of our wonderful volunteers, Courtney to write about her volunteer experience at Rafiki…from her perspective. Here’s what she gave us: When I found out that I would be spending my summer in Uganda, I was so excited! I couldn’t believe that I was...

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The “Little Ones” are in School!

Aisha and Abby (almost 3) have started doing their own preschool class while the big kids are at school. They have been learning colors, numbers, shapes, and opposites. In these pictures, they are learning about the difference between hard and soft.  We have been...

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Visiting Mary at Elizabeth House

We took all of the kids from the Rafiki Children’s Home to visit Mary while the kids were on holiday from school. We all had so much fun! For those of you who do not know, Mary is one of our kids.  She has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and severe learning disabilities. ...

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Sponsor Letters!

The kids have so much fun drawing pictures and writing letters to their sponsors. They are so creative! Here are some pictures of the kids having fun coloring and writing!  We mailed letters to our sponsors at the beginning of May. We are still in need of more...

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Introducing Baby James

“For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.” Psalm 27:10 Introducing Baby James On April 1st, we received a phone call from our local Police Officer in charge of Family and Child Welfare. She told us that there was a little boy that...

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Kids on Holiday!

I LOVE holidays because that means more time with the kids and LOTS and LOTS of playtime! Check out all the pictures of the kids having fun on their school holiday....

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Happy Easter! Jesus is Alive!

I have to share this funny story with everyone. During the week before Easter, we were reading the Bible story about when Jesus washed the disciple’s feet on the days leading up to the Resurrection (John 13:3-5). I asked some of the kids, “Why do you think Jesus...

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Resettlement of Judith and Baby Hope

In March, we took in a young 16-year-old mother with her 6-week-old baby. Our local Police Officer in charge of Family and Child Welfare contacted us regarding Judith and her newborn baby girl, Hope. Judith had run away from Northern Uganda with a young man that she...

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School Year Begins!

The school term began at the end of February. The kids had a long Christmas break and were excited to go back to school and see their friends. In one of the pictures, the kids are carrying local brooms that are used for cleaning inside and outside the classrooms....

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Land and Building Campaign

We have been spending the last couple of months visiting different pieces of land and doing a LOT of research. We want to be ready for this next step for the ministry. We have been researching building techniques, farming and agriculture, raising animals, solar power,...

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