The past week I’ve been staying with my friend Liz in the town of Mokono. They’ve opened a kindergarten and a school. The teacher are getting ready for the beginning of the school year. It was a good and blessed time of learning from them the education system in Uganda, as well as share with then from my knowledge (I brought with me mind games from Israel).
In the weekend I went to a town called Ginga to meet a family that has been living there for 15 years. It was great to learn from their knowledge and experience in the field.
God is good and faithful. He is opening up doors for me to meet new people and make connections 😊
This week I’m going to visit a YWAM base in Ginga (the same organisation I’ve got my training in Armenia and Russia).
From their I’ll continue with Alfred to the construction site of the school. We are continuing to build the school with the new materials thanks to the donations we’ve collected from Beit Asaph congregation and from the mission evening. Thank you to everyone who had donated ❤
I’m doing well. Finally I have internet connection ☺
Now I’m in Alfred and Betty’s house near Kampala until the end of January. Now the children have their big break from school. They will go back to study on the 3rd of February.
Until than I’m helping with the kids at home and waiting for a visa.
We’ve submitted many papers to receive visa for a year as a volunteer of the Bird ministry, so I won’t have to go to Kenya every 3 months…
A prayer request: that all the visa process will be successful.
It’s time for Africa!
In 2010 I went to Africa for the first time. During this trip, God placed a seed of love in my heart for Uganda. Since then I have been back to Uganda a total of four times. Now, after nearly 10 years of preparation (BA in Education, YWAM, IRIS), God is sending me back for a longer period.
In January 2020 I will move to the area of Bulambuli on the slopes of Mount Elgon in Eastern Uganda (close to the Kenyan border). I will live with one of the families in the village that has no running water or electricity. I will learn the local language, culture, and participate in everyday village life. Additionally, I will teach in a kindergarten.
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Miriam Chernaosov – A Call to Mission:
Miriam, now 30 years old came with her parents and brother from the Ukraine to settle in Israel when she was a small child. She has grown up in the Beit Asaph community and devoted herself to serving Yeshua from a very young age. Participating in a broad spectrum of programs for children and youth and mission trips for young adults has been a way of life for Miriam. As such she has matured as a leader in many of these programs and provides a valuable role-model for her peers and for those younger. Miriam has carefully selected Israeli discipleship programs and augmented these with international mission programs such as YWAM and IRIS ministries to help develop her skills-set for mission abroad.
Once Miriam completed her schooling and subsequent military service in Israel she then pursued several years of training as a kindergarten teacher. Once she qualified she has gained much experience in her profession in a cross-cultural context (Arab-Jewish) in Jaffo-Tel Aviv. This training and experience will be invaluable as she settles into community life in the eastern highlands of Uganda. Miriam will travel to Mbale on Mt Elgon, Uganda in January 2020 to begin her first year. Her pastors, Evan and Maala will travel to the region during July 2019, taking equipment for Miriam and further preparing the way for her. Miriam has the full backing of her Israeli congregation for this cutting-edge initiative.