Great Trainer Summit Uganda 2019
Isaiah 42:6 – I am the Lord; I have called you in righteousness. I will take you by the hand and keep you.
I'm excited to share with you some wonderful things that took place recently in Uganda. This past month a team of four KidZ at Heart staff members traveled to Kampala, Uganda to conduct a Great Trainer Summit training and meet up with our partnering school Kampala [...]
Just three words sums up what KidZ at Heart International is all about. It's such a honor for me to work with such an incredible Christian organization that is reaching so many children for Christ. So here's what's it's all about:
Partner. You have relationships with children in your home, church, and community. Your proximity to those children and your relationship with them make you the most effective person to impact them. This is God’s design for passing on our faith to the next generation (Deuteronomy [...]
In a cross-cultural setting, we have had missteps and misunderstands simply because of the difference of language or culture. But the Uganda 2018 team found some wonderful commonalities even though they were dealing with cultural differences in worship (Anglican versus American Evangelical), teaching style (lecture to seated students versus hands-on discovery by active students) and even worship music styles. Here are some wonderful “crossings of the border,” so to speak, that came through impromptu and unexpected moments!
It was said many years ago: “When in doubt... punt!” Had our 2018 KidZ at Heart Uganda Team been playing football, there would have been some punting going on! But football was not the game plan—instead, the plan was building a school and presenting the KidZ Ministry Teacher Certificate courses to the local teachers. Our team had to be curious, observant, and flexible—and discovered that the unexpected parts were some of the most fun!
The team “captain” was a young man named Jackson. Two years ago, [...]
When Jackson was an exchange student at the Coast Guard Academy, Andy and Patty Metroka never imagined how the seeds that were sown then would bring them to Uganda to help build a school and teach the KidZ at Heart curriculum! During his time in the US, Jackson became good friends with the Metroka’s son, Caleb and visited the Metrokas on several occasions. Seeds sown.
Then, over the past two years, Jackson introduced the Metrokas to another young man, [...]