We are excited to announce that we have purchased 4 acres of beautiful and lush land in Uganda where we will establish a family centered “Village of Hope”. Our vision is to develop this property into a place that brings love, hope and a better tomorrow for the surrounding community. The property is situated 20 miles outside of the capital city of Kampala, the largest city in Uganda, in the district of Mpigi. Through this family centered village, we will bring hope to the hopeless in a region of well over 1 million people. The potential uses for the land are numerous. Part of the land will be farmed, to provide food for the children that we are caring for. The children will also have an opportunity to learn farming techniques as well as how to properly care for the land. Other parts of the land will be used to build new children’s cottages (houses) for more orphans, a medical clinic, a vocational training center, a guest house and recreational areas for the children. This Village of Hope is not just an island of hope. The purpose is also to reach into the local community to encourage the children and adults to work together making their entire region a better place to live. The first phase of the village will include building a guest house and multiple children’s cottages. This guest house will become a temporary home to both long term and short term volunteers. We are experiencing a tremendous interest from individuals all over the world who have a desire to serve with Raising Up Hope for Uganda in Uganda, some for many months or years at a time. Physical provision for the children is desperately needed and we will continue to provide those resources. However, hands on love and training from people who can physically pour out the love of Jesus to the people of Uganda will make an even bigger impact in their lives in the long run. This base will help accommodate those individuals with a heart to serve the people of Uganda in partnership with Raising Up Hope for Uganda. Also in this phase, we plan to build numerous children’s cottages that will become homes to many more abandoned and orphaned children. These cottages will house mostly street children overseen by a local “mama”. These “mama’s” will be able to care for the needs of the children as well as helping to train them in tasks that pertain to everyday life. Our heart for the children is to grow up in a family-like community where they will experience provision and love.