To upgrade livelihood in the communities through provision of high-quality breeds of goats for rearing to improve their diets, incomes and livelihoods in general and also support the sustainability strategy of the CASP on-going projects in Uganda.
To stimulate wealth creation and diet improvements by provision of high-quality goat breeds to communities for rearing and also penetrate the gov’t aided pilot projects on animal husbandry in Uganda after a full establishment in the three years
We give thanks to God for leading us into this ministry in 2004, for directing us to the associations with our African partners, and for connecting us with our faithful donors. We are eternally thankful to the donors who through prayers and gifts have made it possible for our teams to impact more than two hundred thousand lives (200,000+). Our partners train the youth to make smart choices in their lives, protecting themselves from HIV AIDS infection, they lead the youth in Christian discipleship, some care for orphans, and in the past two years have engaged in community feeding programs. Our Ugandan Partner has also engaged in training two hundred and ten (210) pastors since 2018.Read more
Abraham's farming project is progressing. He is continuing to grow crops on the property that he lives on because he has an established water supply. The development of the newly acquired property is proceeding. In 2021 the building was completed and it is completely fenced. The 2022 projects are: 1) Build a pond for breeding and raising fish. 2) Drill a bore hole for a water supply on the new farm property. 3) Complete the irrigation system with a submerged solar-powered pump, storage tank, piping fittings, and drip irrigation system.
Can you help with a $50 or $100, $500 donation to Abraham's project? Thanks for your kind consideration. Just click donate here to direct your gift to Abraham's building project.
2022 Projects requiring funding for the new property:
- Build a dam suitable for breeding fish. Cost of $1750
- Put down a borehole 50 meters deep with hole liner. Cost of $1750
- Equip with solar-powered pump, storage tank, piping and drip irrigation system. Cost of $3550
International Preservation Ministry
Naura Doreen is one of the original team of six people that we trained in Uganda as presenters of our Smart Choices AIDS prevention program. She has since moved on to establish her own Ministry called International Preservation Ministry, operating out of Iganga, Uganda. Naura’s primary ministry is caring for about forty street kids, providing shelter, food, clothing, and spiritual guidance. There are dozens more kids that still live with family in the villages that are malnourished, and some have special medical needs, that she tries to help with as her resources allow.
From the message thread below, you can see the other ministry activities that she is involved in.
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Towards the end of 2020 we mentioned in our information emails the goal that Beacon of Hope has, to help our team leaders to become more financially independent. Helping Abraham Mabhena of Zimbabwe with a farm project is our next effort to achieve this. He has acquired a 7 acre property for just $1900. The plan is to build a building that can serve as a caretaker's accommodation and tool shed next step is to help him start developing it. It will take $2800 to complete the building, which is already well under way. We still have $1800 to raise to complete the building.
Can you help with a $25, $50 or $100 donation to Abraham's project? Thanks for your kind consideration. Just click donate here to direct your gift to Abraham's building project.
Mr Thomas Matende The keynote speaker, Resident District Commissioner. He was representing:
The Canada Africa Schools Project (CASP) in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Central Busoga hosted the first Bible School on Wheels Graduation ceremony held on Saturday March 6, 2021. It was held at the All Saints Cathedral in Iganga. The event was very well attended by central government, local government representatives and the Church Leadership Team of Central Busoga Archdiocese. In attendance was the key note speaker Resident District Commissioner Mr Thomas Matende.
Representing the Church of Uganda was:
It is with great thanks that we acknowledge God's unending benevolence to the Beacon of Hope ministry by blessing us with such great donors. This year has been a challenge for everyone across the planet but we hope you can find something to be grateful about during this Thanksgiving season.
Financial Independence for Partners:
A few of the partners that we support in Africa, to achieve AIDS Prevention and Character Development objectives, are local NGO organizations. It has been our objective as part of this ministry to not only financially support our partners but also to try and guide and encourage them to develop their own local sources of income. Also, to recruit their own supporters so that they are not completely dependent on Beacon of Hope for their livelihood.
Of our eight primary partners there are four already established NGOs, one in the process of registering and three are independent operators. Two of the four established NGOs are already financially independent of BOHI.
- BOHIKZN-NPC (Beacon of Hope Kwa Zulu Natal Non Profit Corporation) is the NGO that we helped to establish in Richards Bay where we started this ministry. We have now turned over the management of the NGO to the local team leaders and they have been successful in seeking out their own funding through various grant opportunities. Their primary source of funds has been President GW Bush 43's PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) fund.
- PLAEP (Partners for Life Advancement and Education Promotion) is our partner in Zambia and they were already an independently operated NGO before their association with BOHI. We have been successful in securing a partnership for PLAEP with the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Los Alamitos, California for the funding of their AIDS Prevention and Character Development program and other projects at their Musonda School.
This is a model that we would like to duplicate with some of our other partners. So, if your church is mission minded and you consider they might be open to supporting an African mission that they would not need to manage, we would love an opportunity to speak to them about supporting one of our mission projects.
We have a variety of projects besides the AIDS Education and Character Development that any sponsor can get support.
The following three projects will be detailed in separate blog posts and emails starting in January 2021 because they are potentially new projects for Beacon of Hope and not part of our "Financial Independence for Partners" plan:
- Support some two hundred children, some of which are special needs kids in Uganda.
- Support and improve the Samaritans Community School in Kitwe, Zambia. This could grow into a similar project to that undertaken on Musonda Community School by our current partner, PLAEP in Kitwe, Zambia.
- Build a church building for a new church plant in Soshanguve, South Africa.