I will not leave you orphans. I will come to you. John 14:18
Judy Russell joined a mission team to Uganda. As she prepared to leave, young Victor, one of Canaan’s students reached up to hug her and said, “Mama, I love you. I will miss you. I will pray for you. Will you come back?” His words burned in Judy’s spirit. As she returned home, she was reminded that God had already revealed the answer to Victor’s question over 2000 years ago, in John 14:18: “I will not leave you orphans, I will come to you.”
The Gate Ministry mission statement reads: “To provide love and encouragement through letters to school children at Canaan Children’s Home reinforcing scripture, their value and pointing them to Christ.
The ministry name comes from THE GATE located in front of the “Baby School”. Infants, toddlers and older children are often left at THE GATE in the middle of the night. Their parents do not want to be identified – they are either too proud or feel extreme shame because they cannot afford to feed their children. They drop their children off at THE GATE hoping to give them a better life at Canaan Children’s Home. For more information email TheGATEMinistryUganda@gmail.com
There are many opportunities in many places to hold Vacation Bible School type activities for children. Activities filled with Bible stories, sing-alongs, games, arts and crafts. Face to Faith often partners with His Outreach Worldwide in children’s programs and literature. hisoutreachworldwide.org.
Donations designated for Child and Orphan Care are used for food and clothing, school fees and materials and various children programs.