St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

St. John’s Creating Change in Uganda

“The presence of the Mission team in Uganda brought hope to the people”

In Northern Uganda  St. Johns is impacting more than a million lives through our support of a theological college, a guest house, and a medical clinic in Gulu. Our presence for more than a decade assures them that they are not forgotten and is helping lift the spirit of Uganda through the peace and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.
September 2019. Bishop Johnson Gakumba of the Northern Uganda Diocese speaks to St. John’s Parish Church about their contribution and impact on the people of Northern Uganda. Watch the video below.
Over a period of 20 years, nearly 1.7 million people were displaced by the LRA, the Lord's Resistance Army, and tens of thousands were either killed or maimed. Now peace seems to be real and our people are leaving the IDP camps to return to their home villages. The Diocese of Northern Uganda is working to meet the people's needs by providing trauma counseling and improving their living conditions.

We thank you for your continued support of Northern Uganda and the annual mission trips we take to support the people of Northern Uganda. Click here for the Diocese of Northern Uganda blogspot.
Several years ago the Archbishop Janani Luwum Theological College was forced to close due to lack of resources. Today thanks to the generosity of St. John’s Parishioners it has now reopened and approximately 60 Students studying to becomes priests and lay leaders for Northern Uganda.

Bishop Gakumba, through St. John’s support  of the College and his other diocesan efforts. has emerged as perhaps the most significant leader in Northern Uganda. Not only has the church grown dramatically in the last decade but the entire country is being transformed due in large part to the Bishop’s visibility as he creates coalitions and sponsors change events in Gulu and beyond. The political leaders of the area have attended gatherings to show their appreciation and support of the change Christ is doing through Bishop Gakumba and his work.

St. John’s also supports My Father’s House  orphanage, the Chain Foundation Orphanage for the Blind and scholarships for 50 clergy children to go to Christian schools as Islam becomes an increasing threat to the young and those on the margins of security.

Outside Kampala, the Chain Foundation
Northern Uganda 2015, A film by Jason Yandle
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