Dear friends of The Inn at Honey Run,
Here in Ohio and across the U.S., we are coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic and starting to return to “normal” life. Unfortunately, this is not the case around the world where the pandemic continues to destroy lives and economies.
As many of you know, for the past decade I have been working with a group that helps Christians in Uganda live out their mission of supporting their fellow citizens while sharing the love of Jesus. We have partnered with a United Methodist Church in Mukono, Uganda that is under the leadership of Pastor Patrick Isabirye. We have provided over a dozen clean water drinking wells, Pastor training, women empowerment training and tools for them to start small businesses, built a church that holds over 200 people, provided funds for the local Uganda churches to assist 8 sister churches to further their ministry and outreach, and funded over 35 micro loans ranging from $100 to $4,000 for small businesses. Last spring we sent over $18,000 to provide some short term relief at the beginning of the first lockdown in Uganda due to their local government being unable to assist its citizens the way the U.S. government assisted us with money and relief through the pandemic.
We are blessed to live in America and have the resources that we have individually and collectively. Most of the world does not know this security and assistance. I need your help. The people of Uganda need your help. At the bottom of this page, you will find one of the numerous letters I’ve received just in the last week from Pastor Patrick. Uganda has just entered a second lockdown for 42 days that is devastating the lives of all Ugandans. These hard working people in this third world country are already struggling in the best of times and this pandemic is crippling any chance they have to survive. Can you imagine not being able to eat for days or afford basic medical help. Hospitals in Uganda do not have to take you unless you can prove that you can pay your bill before they treat you. They want to help themselves and not be dependent, but they need a hand up. Will you please help me in this effort and help us bless these people with some food as they ride out this pandemic?
I have been working with the Ugandans for over ten years and I can personally guarantee you that any money we send goes directly in the hands of those who need it. We have accountability reports provided to us showing each person who receives the money and what it is spent on. It is always a question if your donation will have a real impact and I can assure you it will. Not a penny is spent on administration costs or any other expenses. All funds go directly to those who are starving and need the relief aid. Our organization compensates the directors on the ground through other donations for this specific purpose.
To give to the Uganda Relief Fund, click below.