Bethany CDP

# of Sponsored Children: 389

# of Children Waiting for Sponsors: 12

Year Connected to ARM: 2003

Closest Major City: Mukono

Sponsorship Location Code: BV

City Population: 952,300 people (2009)

% Orphaned: 50%

Distance to Entebbe Airport: 34 miles

Project Components:

    • Conference Centre (for approx. 400 people)
    • Camping Facilities (for approx. 400 people)
    • Guest House
    • Medical Clinic
    • Primary School
    • Bethany Church
    • 11 Children’s Homes (housing approx. 200 children)
    • Staff Housing
    • CDP Project
    • Water Purification Facility
    • Solar Electricity & Generator Facility
    • 11 Acre Farm Land with Greenhouse Facilities
    • Animal Housing Facilities
    • Construction & Repair Facilities
    • Boat Dock

Project Manager: Moses Okello

Project Director: Paul Bulima

Community Qualities: Mukono is located in the central region of Uganda.  Agriculture is the main economic activity in Mukono District.  The main food crops grown include: cassava, sweet potatoes, maize, millet, ground nuts, peas, soy beans, bananas, sesame, and yams.  The main language spoken is Luganda.

Primary Issues: Malaria, measles, HIV/Aids, diarrhoea, and pneumonia

Project updates: Bethany CDP has a Facebook page! Check it out to get specific updates related to children whose sponsor numbers start with: “BV”.  Simply click the link below to get started:

 

My name is Sande Mukiibi. I am in A-level.  I stay in one of the Bethany Children’s Homes.  Having lost my father in a car crash, I remained home with my stepmother and Ronald, my elder brother.  Ronald was in his senior 6 vacation and I was in primary 5 when my father passed away.  Life was so hard at home.  So hard that whenever I went to school, I didn’t wish to return home.  Lather, I was chased away from home and ended up sleeping in a cinema hall for 2 years.  Unfortunately I was suddenly evicted from this refuge too.

Life became harder, but one day a pastor noticed me and gave me temporary shelter in the prayer room of Gaba Community Church.  Then one morning while I was at Gaba market, I found an ARM worker who helped get me back into school.  That is when I realized that God had a special plan for my life.  By that time, I had spent 3 years without seeing the blackboard.

Later, I joined the Bethany Children’s homes.  God helped me and I not only had a place to call home but I also finished my primary school with a first grade.  I joined secondary school the following year and got another first grade in senior 4.

ARM has helped me so much, especially in the development of my spiritual life.  Right now, I teach Sunday School and interpret at Bethany Church.  I have started seeing God’s hand upon my life.  I’m so grateful for the opportunities give to me by ARM in order to reach my dreams!

“More than anything else, I am so grateful that God chose me among the many”

Project Manager: Moses Okello

Moses Okello is the newest edition to Bethany Village.  He comes from ARM’s head office where he served as a program monitoring and evaluation officer.  He is married to Harriet and together they have 2 children.

Program Director: Paul Bulima

Paul has been serving with Bethany Village for several years as a social worker and now a project director and pastor of Bethany Community Church.  He was married in April 2013 to Beatrice, who serves as at Deo ECDP.


Project Social Workers:

 

Additional Staff:

Please keep Bethany CDP in your prayers!  Their prayer requests are as follows:

      • Pray for Moses Okello as he adjusts to his new position as Bethany Village Manager
      • Pray for Paul & Beatrice Bulima, as they start their marriage
      • Pray for all the children from Bethany CDP (especially those who are studying outside Bethany right now – High School, Vocational & University Students)
      • Pray for provisions to sustain the Homes
      • Pray for provisions to start a skills development centre at Bethany
      • Pray for the children who are above 18 and will be leaving the homes in December.  Pray that their transitions will not be difficult ones.
      • Pray for long lasting and a stable leadership team for Bethany Village

URGENT NEEDS

ARM Urgent Needs

ARM currently has 21 university students waiting for sponsors. Many of these students were the top performers in their high schools, and now risk having to drop out of university if they do not get sponsors soon. Full university sponsorship is $200 a month, but we accept partial amounts of $50, $100, $150 or one time gifts.

Your sponsorship includes:

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Discipleship 
  • Leadership Training
  • Mentoring
  • Missions
  • and much more... 

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