Dear Beacon of Hope Friends,
This post is for all friends who have shown any interest in our Beacon of Hope planned mission trip for February 2023. Firstly, thanks to all of you who took the time to participate in our Mission Trip Information meeting on July 24, whether you were there in person on the Zoom call.
For those who wanted to be there but for any reason where not able to make it or just forgot about it, we recorded the event. The following are the main topics that we talked about with links to the recordings.
Download Information Meeting Presentation
After reviewing the presentation information, if you have an interest in participating in the the February 2023 mission trip please notify Beacon of Hope by August 31, 2022.Read more
There is a mission trip information meeting on Sunday July 24, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Smiths' house in Laguna Hills, California for those who are local. We will also activate a zoom call for those who are out of the area. Specific address and zoom call details to follow closer to the time. We will also record the zoom call and post it for later viewing for anyone who is unable to attend in person or on Zoom on July 24.
If you already competed the Trip Participation Form last time please do it again because questions and options are added so it will also double as the Information Meeting RSVP.Read more
It is with great excitement that we can report that finally the impact of the COVID pandemic is waning in the activities of our partners in Africa. The teams in all four countries, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Uganda, have all reported relaxing of restrictions for access to the schools.
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.
If anyone feels led to make a one-time or recurring donation, please go to
There are also instructions on this page to do direct deposits or to mail checks.Read more
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: