June 8, 2022
When Covid-19 shuttered schools, one teacher found a unique way to serve.
Schools in Uganda shut down for almost two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic—the longest educational disruption worldwide. Few schools in the world were truly prepared for learning at home, and the lack of resources and access to technology made it nearly impossible for some communities in Uganda to continue providing education. Students were out of school, teachers were out of work, and communities were anxious and stressed.
But God worked in an unexpected way through the Educational Care training you provided.
Sharing Christ’s Love In and Outside of the Classroom
Harriet is one of the thousands of educators you have supported through Educational Care. When her school shut down, she needed to find a way to earn a living, so she started weaving, beading, crocheting, and soap making. Her two teenage neighbors took an interest in her work, and she offered to teach them. They said yes—and they invited a few of their friends.
Before Harriet knew it, 15 teenagers were crafting with her every day. It was a new kind of school and a unique way to serve.
Your Resonate missionaries use Educational Care training to equip educators to share the love of Christ in and outside of their classrooms. Harriet had taken this training to heart.
“She saw the opportunity as fertile ground to share with the kids about God and the Bible,” said Barbara Nadunga, one of your Resonate ministry leaders who facilitates Educational Care.
Every day, before starting the crafts, Harriet read a passage from the Bible with the students. They discussed what they read and reflected on what it meant for them and their community. Harriet was not only teaching these young people crafts; she was discipling them.
Educational Care helped Harriet realize that teaching is a calling and not just a job, and that she’s called to serve even outside of the classroom. She learned to seize every opportunity God brings her way to do ministry and bless others.
Thank you for supporting educators like Harriet! Today, schools in Uganda are back in session, but not all schools have been able to reopen because of financial shortages. Harriet is still looking for a teaching job. In the meantime, she’s still using the gifts you helped her develop—and the teenagers in her neighborhood are joining her on weekends to craft and to study the Bible.
Despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, God’s Word still spread in this community in Uganda. Will you please pray for Harriet and the students she disciples?