Oakland Church Turns Spotlight on Uganda Mission Project

March 08, 2012

Chinese Community UMC in Oakland is planning a special event this summer to highlight one of its projects. The church has a unique grassroots mission in a village in Uganda, wherein the church supports care for a group of orphans, as well as providing an outreach ministry to the village itself.

It partners in Uganda with a group of committed Christians who formed a CBO called Youth and Child Visionary Ministries (YCVM).
"For the past four years, our project has been to raise funds to build a Christian primary school (Kumi Christian Visionary School, or "KCVS") in the village of Kumi," says Rebecca Wong, the church's coordinator for mission exchange. "We have seen the amazing work of faith in action as construction continues." 
This summer, Chinese Community UMC plans to bring two representatives from YCVM to Oakland, with the purpose of building relationships and inviting partnerships. Silver Omakenyi and Grace Among now are in the process of obtaining visas for a six-week visit, to take place in July/August.
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Find out more by reading Chinese Church Building Ugandan School, a United Methodist News Service (UMNS) story about the project – and watching United Methodist TV's 2 min. 33 sec. video at the same location (click on link above or paste http://www.umc.org/site/apps/nlnet/content3.aspx?c=lwL4KnN1LtH&b=2789393&ct=8657793 into your web browser).
And watch the Instant Connection for updates as the visit draws near!