Pittsburgh | Harrison City church aid team traveling to Uganda

Posted February 11, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Charity ~ 3,599 views


By Norwin Star | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | A team of 10 members from Community Church in Harrison City will travel to Uganda for a mission trip Feb. 24 to March 26. They will be traveling with a total of 33 mission workers from Western Pennsylvania led by Uganda Christian Solutions.

Eight workers will stay the entire time, and two teams will stay for two weeks each. The teams will focus on medical treatment, evangelism training, construction and teaching.

• The medical team will spend two days in each of eight different cities in Uganda. They will perform general health exams and provide treatment, including child immunizations and health education, as they are able.

• An evangelism team will offer spiritual training for pastors and laity, focusing on church leadership and emphasizing gender inclusion.

• The construction portion is twofold. One construction team will assist building the Henry’s Hands Vocational School at the Mt. Olives Church site in Mukono, Uganda. Henry was a talented construction worker who was killed in a vehicle accident shortly after Community Church’s 2009 mission.

The other construction team will assist building the New Paradise United Methodist Church in the Mukono District.

In October 2010, Uganda Christian Solutions purchased three acres for land for a group of people who were displaced from the island they were living on when it was sold. The church will also act as a school for those residents.

• The education team will engage in women’s ministries providing 20 treadle sewing machines and conducting a sewing school. In addition, they will host a children’s Bible school.

“Global, regional and local missions have been deeply important to our church family and to our faith,” said Community Church’s pastor, John Ciampa. “It has been a blessing to see our church members respond to the needs of the people in Uganda in a very tangible way.”

Anyone wishing to donate to this mission can do so by sending a check to Community Church, 3487 Route 130, Irwin, PA 15642. Please write “Uganda Mission” memo line. Or visit and donate via the website with PayPal or credit card.

Article Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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