The Fields of Life team arrived at St Stephen’s Primary School and were welcomed into Head Teacher Margaret’s office. A 3-year strategic plan was on the wall. Incredibly, detailed among the plans was the pressing need to find children’s Bibles for chapel time.
“God answers prayer!” exclaimed Margaret when she saw the Treasure Hunt Bibles that Fields of Life brought to gift the school. She was amazed by God’s timely provision.
Every Thursday, the pupils attend chapel hour where they learn Bible stories and memory verses. Margaret explained how challenging it had been to do this without Bibles for the children to follow.
The pupils’ faces lit up as they received 100 new Bibles and learnt how to use them. 7 of their teachers were also trained in delivering child-friendly, interactive discipleship lessons.
“We are going to keep these Bibles in the school library to be used by pupils whenever they need and during chapel hour”, said Margaret, “our Primary Seven Final Examination candidates, have a dedication service tomorrow at church. They will be very smart with their Bibles.”
At Fields of Life, our desire is that every child in our school network, male or female, knows that they are equal and loved.
The I am Loved Project set out to invest in the holistic development of young people, equipping them to emerge as inspirational, Christian leaders shaped by Kingdom values such as integrity, compassion and generosity. To date, Fields of Life has rolled out the project in 30 partner schools and churches in the Eastern and Western Regions of Uganda, impacting 4,988 children and young people.
Project highlights so far include:
“Fields of Life are working alongside schools to provide holistic education to children and young people. However, one of our major challenges has been a lack of quality, Christian resources that are accessible to children and culturally relevant. The provision of these beautiful Treasure Hunt Bibles is a dream come true. It is incredible to give the gift of God’s word to the schools and communities we know and love.”Monica, Fields of Life Community Development Officer
We are excited and encouraged by the impact already made. When schools re-open in Uganda following the current lockdown, we will complete rolling out the project to the remaining schools in Northern, Central and South-Western regions.
We trust this project will have a lasting impact, resourcing and driving schools, the local church and their leaders towards more brilliant children’s ministry and a legacy of faith in young people’s lives.
If you would like to find out more about the I am Loved Project get in touch at: [email protected]
Together, we can show every child that they are loved.
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