Youth Group from Milton Keynes in Uganda
In April 2018, 9 young people from Milton Keynes Christian Centre travelled to LightForce projects in Lira, Uganda.
In April 2018 9 young people from Milton Keynes Christian Centre travelled to LightForce projects in Lira, Uganda. They spent a week serving the community and teaching RE lessons in the Nursery and Primary School.
Find out how spending time in Uganda, with LightForce, left a huge impression on the young people and impacted their lives.
‘My favourite thing about being in Uganda was how warm the people were and how excited the community was to see us and greet us. When we were there I almost forgot about my life in Milton Keynes, nothing really mattered when you saw how children were living and the daily lives of people; it seems we get caught up in our own affairs so much that we stop giving thanks to God from our place of complacency. I loved the spirit in the nursery; the children are taught family and relationships as virtues and worship God every day for his kindness to them. This was so humbling and emotional, considering sometimes we forget to pray for our food or give thanks, God is truly the cornerstone in everything people do there and that's so inspiring’.
‘Uganda - made me more appreciative of what I have and made me realise that even the little kind things you do can make all the difference even if you don’t notice them’.
‘Uganda was really a life-changing experience for me, it really helped me to see the world for what it is and to see the different things people have to go through and I’d like to think it has made me a better person’.
‘Uganda has been a great experience for me because I have learnt so much about myself and others. I’ve been able to put into practice God’s work by teaching the word at the LightForce school as well as aiding and showing kindness to those in need. My highlight of the trip was honestly seeing all the children and how happy they were, despite their circumstances. It encouraged me to always be grateful for what I have’.
Evea Davidson Ero
The mission trip to Uganda was an amazing experience that I will never forget. Coming back, my perspective has changed on a lot of the things. I have learnt that there is no circumstance that is too dire for God and after seeing the energy that they bring during praise and worship I now feel more passionate about God.
I really enjoyed my time in Uganda and im happy I got the opportunity to go there and meet all the welcoming and friendly people there I loved spending time with the kids in the children's home they were so happy to have visitors and they were very welcoming and nice to be around and I’d definitely go again