Uganda | Sharing Christ through Sewing

Uganda class for sewingADULT TEAM

In February we were blessed and excited to have an Adult Team from the States visit us. It was a Foot-Washing Team led by Kathy Vanderpool, the Assistant Director of Teen Missions International. The team travelled to Kaberamaido, which we call the Promised Land, across the lake in the Eastern part of Uganda. How great and joyous it was for the children who welcomed the team—it was really such a blessing to them. The team shared the Gospel through playing games, music, and having phonics classes. Many children came daily, some with wounds, and they treated each of them and blessed them with shoes. How joyous it was for the children because some of them had never had the opportunity of wearing shoes.


This is a ministry for the women within the community whereby they come to the base three times a week to learn sewing skills. They make bags using African material and kitenges. Through learning the trade of tailoring, they will have a source of income to help them. It is a way of getting to know the women. Usually, before the classes begin, we have Bible studies. The ministry began on March 17th of this year. As we are cutting and sewing, we share life stories. Unto the glory of God, one lady, by the name of Sarah, gave her life to Christ.

Kalange Joy is one of the ladies who comes for the tailoring classes. She is 61 years old. She told her husband that she was going to tailoring classes, but he refused and laughed at her saying that she was too old to attend and he would send their granddaughter, but she insisted on going. After a period of time, she was able to make a bag and one time, the son was sent by her husband to check on what she was doing and prove whether she really made that bag. So when the son came, he witnessed himself his mother at work and proved that truly she was the one who made it. Now the husband stopped making fun of her and instead encouraged her to continue attending. “I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME.” PHILIPPIANS 4:13


  1. I’m glad to hear ubmw is continue to serve almighty God by different means

  2. This is a wonderful example of God’s power over those who love Him and desire to serve Him. Praise the LORD for this woman’s determination to sew (my great passion).

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