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Location: Budumbuli village is located in Jinja District. Jinja is the second biggest city in Uganda and has a population of about 501,300 on any given busy day.

Population: Budumbuli has a population of about 50,000 people and most of them are farmers. Budumbuli used to be known as a crime village because it was undeveloped and it was a good hide out for criminals. However, there has been good improvement as the village continues to develop. There is a lot of infrastructure and businesses being created by local people. The standard of living in this village is average. People live very close to each other with no space to expand or plant a garden and yet most of them are farmers. They have been farming on government land for so many years until three years ago when the government sold the land to big factories. And now, we’re seeing a lot of people opening up small shops while others travel to Jinja town looking for jobs. 

We started working in Budumbuli in 2003 with eight orphans. These were children who had lost one or both parents due to HIV/Aids or other tragedies. We found out that most of the families we were involved with migrated from Northern Uganda because of wars caused by the Kony rebels. As we continued to educate and help these children with their basic needs, we discovered that some of the children were not attending school even though school tuition and supplies were paid at the school. Through our investigations, it was made clear that some children weren’t having meals at home and therefore it affected whether they attended school or not. We therefore started working together with the guardians and care-takers trying to problem solve with them and come up with a better way to help them get up on their feet. We decided to pay for meals for all of our children at school. Their attendance at school has improved greatly since then and we have seen some of our children perform very well. The work of Northern Lights Ministries continues and we’re happy to work with these families everyday by helping them through education, health and spiritual support. 

"A new command i give you: Love one another as i have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. JAMES 1:27

Below are some of the pictures of the people from the  Budumbuli community.

God called us to serve the orphans and widows of Budumbuli. His great commission to go into “all nations” lets us know that all mankind is indeed our “neighbor”. That’s why we do what we do and we love it! We love each child, each family and the country of Uganda! It’s not always easy and sometimes the sacrifices seem too much but when you truly love what you do AND it’s the very thing God called you to, it makes the sacrifices seem less. But God doesn’t only call those who have extra to give away, he calls all of us! He doesn’t ask you to select missions as one of the many things you “do” or donate to. He commands each and every one of his believers to obey him in love and to “GO!”. Thank you for being a part of Northern Lights Ministries. You have supported us in our specific calling and in doing so, you have obeyed the command Jesus gave his followers in Matthew. Jesus set the example long ago with 12 simple men. We are excited to be a part of that same commission today!

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