Featured Project: M:MM – Mission Moving Mountains
From Sydney’s blog: Sydney’s Year in the Pearl of Africa
The One Who Calls You Is Faithful
“…Some verses that have become a new favorite for me since coming here are from 1 Thessalonians 5: 23-24, “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one Who calls you is faithful, and He will do it.”… I also see this in the communities I am working in-life is really hard right now. Many people have died, there is famine and drought, few jobs, much illness, and there was a break-in in the M:MM office. These are serious hardships, but I have learned so much from the faith of those around me, that are truly relying on God and His mercies, and remembering His promises and that above all He is God…
The M:MM office has been up and running full time now since the 2.5 weeks it was closed for planting, and I have really loved being more involved and seeing how things are done. I have gone on multiple field meetings and home visits, where we see how community members are doing and checking in on their 14 points of a healthy home.
The 14 points are a major teaching point of M:MM, and in doing these home visits I have seen their impact and heard testimonies of how people’s lives have been changed through the work God is doing through M:MM. Some people I met with shared that they became Christians through attending M:MM meetings, their income is more stable, their health is improved, and their gardens are producing more yields. They have gained much knowledge about how every area of their lives are connected, and how their relationship with God is most important for those other relationships to flourish. They feel empowered and are then able to share what they’re learning with their neighbors, and the blessings from this knowledge ripples out to bless the community.
Some examples of the 14 points are a rubbish pit, clean compound, a pit latrine with a place to wash hands, a dish rack, drying line for clothes. These may seem like basic things, but together make a huge difference in the lives and health of people in the communities here…”
Mission: Moving Mountains is a project in the Mbale District of Uganda. The focus of the project is to empower and encourage people in their strengths and training them in areas of health, nutrition, environment/agriculture, spirituality and income generation.
In January of 2017 Sydney Liesch traveled to Uganda, to spend one year as an intern for the ministry. During her time there, she will be able to use her knowledge as a nurse to do basic health training and disease prevention for the staff and in the communities.
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