Bridge to Uganda offers another chance to serve


   The Bridge to Uganda, one of the North Georgia Conference’s long-term mission initiatives, continues to expand its reach. As we move into the third year of this partnership, the number of churches from our conference that have embraced this initiative has increased while the number of Ugandans who have benefited from this partnership has multiplied as well.
      The scouting program at St. James in Atlanta has had a significant impact in Uganda. Because of their commitment, interests in scouting have increased exponentially in Uganda.  This program has been a fruitful means of evangelizing to the youth of Uganda who represent more than 50 percent of the nation’s population.  As a result, other denominations have begun scouting programs based on our model.
      In addition to the scouting program, North Georgia has commissioned six summer interns to serve in missions and currently has a full-time missionary serving in Kampala.  Through the generosity of several of our churches, we have also been able to construct a security wall around the Humble United Methodist School to ensure the safety of more than 200 children and have begun the construction of a girl’s dormitory at the school.
      As a part of the conference’s larger Bridges program, we aim to help local churches engage in international missions.  The next mission construction team will travel to Uganda April 2-13, 2013.  This trip will be led by Rev. Tonya N. Lawrence. This trip is open to individuals and churches.
      If your church is feeling led to travel to Uganda or participate in this Uganda Bridge Initiative in another way, please plan to attend the information session on Sept. 16 at North Springs UMC from 3– 4:30 p.m. or contact Tonya at or Will Zant