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My pastor just sent us this list of what $247 can buy in Uganda

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Our church does a lot of work in Uganda, so when our tithe amount went up with our new pay scale in Hawaii, we asked him if there were any specific areas of need.


I think this list is fascinating so I'm passing it on.


1.A pastor in Uganda is about 45 years old, and has never married, largely because of he cannot afford a dowry. His dowry is 5 cows; one cow cost about $300. His name is Fred Kabenge and he is the Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church of Uganda.

2.$247 would pay the salary for one month for 5 Ugandan pastors

3.$247 would buy three beds with mattresses in our new orphanage

4.$247 would buy about 30 Bibles in the Acholi language

5.$247 would feed all the children in one of our schools in Uganda for a week. There are 210 in one of our schools and about half are orphans.

Right now is an interesting time in Uganda. We are building the orphanage and need to break ground on another church in a few weeks. Our workers make less than $1 per hour.

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