About a month ago I wrote a post about my saintly friend Moses in Uganda. I asked for your help in funding his youth conference that means so much to him and the young people of Uganda.
Yesterday we met the fundraising goal. And we didn't just meet it, we raised 102% of the funds.
I am overwhelmed by God's providence in answering my prayers for the right people to come along to make this happen. I am so incredibly grateful to so many of my friends and family who donated, as well as all the people I do not know who contributed. Your generosity has brought me great joy.
I am bursting with gratitude, and so is Moses. Here is the full letter that he wrote to all who contributed financially or through prayer to his mission in his country.
Dear brothers and sisters,
Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your gift donations. My heart is full of joy, my face is beamed with hope and my soul rejoices greatly in the Lord that you have renewed your concern for the Church in Africa particularly in Uganda! Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.
It is very good of you to share in this mission. As you may know, Life Teen Uganda is operating in communities where there a lot of poor families, elderly and teen-headed families. These people are economically helpless and hopeless to the extent that they do not have money and or material resources that they could use to support their households and the ministry activities.
Our goal is to organize such powerful experiences where young people and their families can encounter Christ in deeper ways regardless of financial constraints. Your gift will help in many ways. It will help cover feeding expenses for more than 1000 teenagers who will come for the three days conference, Your gift will also help us inspire, train and empower catholic youth leaders who will go out and make disciples of all nations. Our desire is to see that this mission expands and reach to other parishes in Uganda! With your donation, we shall do a training workshop for the priests, youth ministers and potential core members who feel called to take this mission forward. Thank you for your very kind donation! Your generosity will make an immediate difference in the lives of the youth in Uganda! You are making a difference!
You are personally invited today to become a Champion of the Catholic Youth Ministry in Uganda by partnering with this ministry. Your continued prayers and financial partnership will make it possible for us to share God’s unconditional love and unending hope with young people and their families through our weekly Life nights, worship events, training conference, missions outreaches and more. Without YOU, this would not be possible. Your gifts are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. And our God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Your loving brother in Christ, Moses
With God, all things are possible. Thank you.