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How The Trip Started
Uganda, as in Africa? A family from College Station that moved their whole family to Uganda to fight Malaria? And through fighting malaria has brought Christ’s love to people? That’s just a little outside of my comfort zone. That’s what many thought when Jason Bussey stood up in front of St. John Lutheran Church, gave a testimony, and announced he felt called to be part of a mission team traveling to Uganda. AND—Jason also felt strongly that Pastor Reich was going with him. He explained Healing Faith had invited a small group of individuals to Uganda to witness their ministry and provide support and assistance as needed. The following week, Pastor Reich announced 4-6 additional spots had opened up, but people must decide within 1 week if they were called to go. That happened to be a “pot blessing” Sunday and before Jason went home, the team was filled with 6, possibly 8 additional people! God works in mysterious ways!
The “Healing Faith” ministry was founded by Jason and Kari Segner of College Station, TX. On their website they state “In January 2011 Jason and Kari went to Uganda, Africa on a short term mission trip. They were immediately captivated by the people and the culture. The trip was life changing…”
The family moved to Uganda in January, 2012 with their four children and started a ministry called “Healing Faith. The short term goal of Healing Faith is to provide the rural villages with malaria education, prevention and treatment. While providing malaria prevention they share the good news of God’s grace and love for his people.
The Mission Uganda team is made up of St. John members-Jason Bussey, Pastor and Jonathon Reich, Linda Moore, Diane Graham, Todd and Boofy Mishnick, and Andrew Chorenziak. The group has planned a variety of fundraising events including T-shirt sales, event meals, Parent Night Out, raffles, and garage sale.
Fundraising prior to a mission trip is a significant part of going on the trip. It not only helps raise the funds but also is bonding for the team for the work in front of them. It also helps the community be involved in the mission even though they are unable to physically go to Uganda. If you want to support the MISSION UGANDA watch for upcoming events and spread the word! Most of all, pray for this team!
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