Impact Ministries Uganda Visits Montgomery

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By Ellis Eskew

Many of you may remember a year ago when our chief meteorologist Ashley McDonald embarked on an incredible journey to Uganda.
She traveled with a Christian organization called Impact Ministries to see the work it's doing in Uganda.
  Now members of the group are visiting montgomery.


It's a country torn by war, affected by HIV /AIDS, with its children left to fend for themselves in the streets.

"I didn't know what to expect when I went over there but I just felt the calling on my heart," said Ashley McDonald.

Ashley spent 16 days in the heart of Eastern Uganda....and brought a suitcases full of your donations from right here in Montgomery.

"They helped to donate clothes and shoes and toiletries for the children that I could actually take over there and give. So just a big kudos and thank you to this community as I went over there to serve these children as well," said Ashley.

While in Uganda, Ashley spoke on Faith Radio broadcasts to their 7 million listeners.
She also visited their orphanage that houses 500 children....many of them had been left sick and abandoned on the streets.

"We wanted to give them hope that they can have shelter, education, have food. We can see that hope being fulfilled in their lives right now," said Pastor Patrick Okabe with Impact Ministries.

And there is still work to be done.
But despite their dire situations, Ashley says they have something she wants.

"They have such a passion for life and I wish I could have such a small part of their happiness. We think here in the states that things make us happy and over there relationships are what make them happy," said Ashley.


And  Okabe is here in Montgomery to help build relationships here...so that he can help serve Uganda better.

 "We need prayers, need partners, people who are moved by compassion," said Okabe.
 

If you would like to know more about Impact Ministries Uganda and how you can help, click here.

 

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