Walk for Uganda Event - June 8
Please join us for a charity walk to benefit Heart for Uganda! When: June 8, 2013 Where: Cook Forest, Pavilion 1B Time: Registration begins at 8 am, Walk begins at 9 am.
Don't Miss Our Chinese Auction
The chance to meet other HFU supporters
A trail scavenger hunt for the kids
Refreshments for all walkers
Prize for the walker who raises the largest donation!
The registration pavilion has restrooms and parking so bring the entire family! Friendly pets are welcome! Registration forms can be picked up at Cornerstone Physical Therapy of Brookville, Clarion Farms Beef Barn at Port Farm on Greenville Pike, The First Presbyterian Church of Clarion and Smithtown Community Church of Falls Creek. Pre-Register by May 25th and receive a gift at check in!
Purpose: The purpose of Heart For Uganda shall include, but shall not be limited to, inspire faith, hope and love in the country of Uganda and all related matters by partnering with evangelical Christian non-profit organizations.
Vision: To assist the Ugandan people in creating a better future for themselves and others through a personal relationship with Christ.
Mission Statement: The mission of Heart For Uganda shall be to restore joy, hope, and enduring value in the lives of the Ugandan people and to physically demonstrate the transforming love of Jesus.
Motto: "Restoring Hidden Treasures for God's Kingdom."
Theme Scripture: "He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor..." I Samuel 2:8
"There is no greater joy than seeing a compassionate God at work to bring hope and life to those who live in despair, and what an honor and delight to be given the opportunity to partner with the creator of the universe to form a new life and better future for those who desperately need it." - Alissa Cooper Sande (founder of Heart For Uganda, Inc.)
Alissa Sande, founder of Heart for Uganda, Inc. with her husband Victor Sande, founder of God's Care Ministry and their son Caleb
Tasks Accomplished in 2011
:: Opened McFarland Memorial Medical Center.
:: Registered 50 more children in the Sponsorship Program.
:: Met many physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the Ugandan people.
:: Obtained a land title for the children's land.
:: Almost completed construction of the children's dormitory (Palace of Treasures).
:: Constructed 7 homes for the local people.
:: Improved Agriculture Project, Carpentry, and Brick Projects.
:: Expanded Church Ministries and saw increased growth and spiritual maturity in members.
:: Began Youth Ministry Outreaches through Field Day Events (Sports Days)
:: Expanded the Children's Ministry Program, which included building a structure for their services.
:: Broadcasted a Weekly Radio Program.
:: Conducted Weekly Healing and Deliverance Services and Bible Training Seminars.
:: Hosted two mission teams.
:: Increased the ministry labor force in Uganda.
:: Developed and cultivated a Heart for Uganda in the lives of many.
Learn more about the Water Project
Heart For Uganda, Inc. has worked hard to provide water for the Children of Uganda. This video was produced in the fall of 2011 and recounts what has happened to accomplish this goal. Scott Hauser provides the steps taken by the First Presbyterian Church of Clarion in order to give the Heart for Uganda organization fresh clean drinking water.
If you would like to be a part of this amazing work let us know.
Medical Care Provided through McFarland Memorial Medical Center In September 2011, McFarland Memorial Medical Center officially opened and is now offering a number of services to the community, including laboratory, x-ray and ultrasound scan. There are also 10 admission rooms in a nearby building that is offering hospitalization for those who are seriously ill. In this coming year 2012, we hope to begin offering prenatal and maternity care as well, which will include delivering babies. We are confident that McFarland Memorial Medical Center will be used to save the lives of many! For more information, visit our Current Projects page.
Bring Life to a Suffering Child in Uganda
If you have the desire to invest in the life of a Ugandan child and impact him or her forever, your opportunity is now! In December 2009, we began a Child Sponsorship Program to provide a better quality of life to orphan and vulnerable children in Kyenjojo. As a result of this program, many children are being given the opportunity to have their basic needs met, attend school, receive adequate health care, and be taught Biblical principles. For more information, visit our Child Sponsorship page.
Partnership with God's Care Ministries
Heart for Uganda is partnering with a local Ugandan organization called God's Care Ministries. God miraculously crossed their paths when the director of this ministry (Pastor Victor Sande) and Alissa were volunteering at a local orphanage. Pastor Victor and Alissa are now happily married and faithfully serving the Lord as a couple. (See Images page for wedding photos.) This ministry partnership has assisted Alissa in pursuing her vision to establish a Children's Village in Kyenjojo District, as well as bring the hope and love of God to the Ugandan people. Together these organizations are making a difference in the nation of Uganda! For more information, visit our Partner with Us page.
Project Goals for 2012
:: Expand and enhance Medical Services offered through McFarland Memorial Medical Center.
:: Register 50 more children in the sponsorship program, both for full and school sponsorship.
:: Improve sponsorship services and communication both in the US and in Uganda.
:: Finish construction of first and second story of Children's dormitory (Palace of Treasures).
:: House abandoned/neglected children in Palace of Treasures and provide loving care to them.
:: Have clean running water accessible to Medical Center and Children's Dormitory.
:: Install a Septic System for Constructed Buildings.
:: Construct 8-10 homes for local people and 25-35 latrines.
:: Enhance Agriculture Project with assistance from Ugandan and American Interns.
:: Have Electricity Available on our Children's Village.
:: Expand Church Ministries, including Youth Ministry, Children's Ministry, and Hospital Ministry.
:: Host Mission Teams.
:: Increase the ministry labor force in Uganda.
:: Continue to develop and cultivate a Heart for Uganda in the lives of many.