Tuesday, November 1, 2016

OOCM PRAYER AND SUPPORT NEWS

Oasis Orphans Care Ministry - Uganda

After Mukulu Jonathan's facebook account was hacked last month and the vast majority of contacts (friends) were deleted it has made communications difficult. If you were a "friend" go to Mukulu Jonathan's page and check at the top. If you were not deleted it will show a "Friends" button as checked. If it doesn't you will have to send a new friend request. 85 of the 250 friends have been recovered so far. If you have shared OOCM related posts it is likely that any of your friends that became friends of Mukulu's page do not know this. Please share this post at least once so people will know. This whole event has of course seriously dented prayer and financial support as well. This post is an attempt to bridge that communications gap.

-- 10/18 There was severe winds recently that blew off the roof of the pit latrine/toilet building with some damage also to the upper walls as well as rain damage. This is a serious sanitation problem for the OOCM ministry center and for the children. Please pray that this will be resolved and repaired/replaced. The estimate is $700 USD.

-- 10/15 There are 4 children of a disabled mother in the village who are in serious condition from an accident with boiling water. They have serious life threatening burn injuries and are in the hospital. Please pray for them and any hospital expenses.

-- 10/07 There are many needs of the children that are lacking (approx $400 USD) for food, educational supplies, etc. Please pray that these needs will be met.

-- A friend of the ministry from Alabama has sent clothes for 40 children. Please pray that they arrive safely.

-- The children's Bunkbed project at the center is well underway with the frames being done. Mattresses are still needed.

Please contact Mukulu Jonathan for further information via facebook chat. (He has messenger on his phone)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Latest Improvements In Life For The Village And Children

Lately, we have been very busy trying to improve the lives of the villagers and the orphans. Things do not always go as we would like but we keep trusting God and trying to do our best. We are so grateful that a brother recently offered to drill a well for us as our other source of water has been a muddy pond which has been the source of parasites and many illnesses. People had to walk quite a distance to fill jerry-cans for water use before this. We thank God for this wonderful development!



Brother Allan also decided to drop in on the children at their school. You can see by their happy faces that they enjoyed that. He ended up trying to teach them some English words.



We are also making progress on a building to house our chicken and eggs project which will not only help to provide nutrition for the children but allow for sustainable income for the ministry.


If you would like to partner with us in supporting our efforts as well as our normal educational support and feeding programs, you can use the Contact link above or donate directly on our Support page. We truly appreciate every donation without which much of this ministry would be difficult to accomplish. Visitors and Missions Teams are always welcome! Please contact us if you are interested.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Orphans of Uganda - Oasis Orphans Care Ministry

A friend made this video from photos of our ministry in the villages. Please enjoy it. It is about 5 minutes long. Please share it with friends. There is so much that can be done and so little to do it with. If you are interested, there is a "Support" link at the top of the page. God bless you and keep you in the way He would have you go...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Shortfalls, Faith and Enduring

Indeed it is faith, like we have been in hard times these previous few of months, that all we could do was pray for provision and to remain strong to do the work of the ministry. Our Lord has been doing good in every thing going on - not only in me as director but also with staff, the little children and widows with orphans too. - Mukulu Jonathan

Some time ago in the first quarter of this term, we borrowed items and scholastic material on credit for Oasis orphan children. I thank God because things helped out but I failed to make a blog update with pictures at the time when giving out school supplies. Due to great lack (even to the present day) of school materials at Oasis-for kids to complete the term and food needs, we borrowed from others. It is our kindly request from friends who can bless the situation, to help out in this time of trouble by doing what you can for the children and so we can pay back what we owe.

Pictures can say and do more than a thousand words. Orphans and other children in the village were very happy to get these school supplies. Without them they cannot attend school. It is like in a family. The mother can go to a store and charge food and other home items and as it gets to table, the kids can not know it was borrowed, they just feel happiness and rejoice. So it is with the Oasis children. They are happy for the school supplies.

We seek your prayers and if you are able to do something for orphans needs please contact me so we can complete paying back the borrowed credits. Also if you are interested, you can send Bibles, gospel books and kids writing notebooks and any other physical assistance. We also desperately need a laptop computer and ours died quite a while ago.  If you give and support the needy orphans and poor widows surely the Lord blesses your family and open doors for you. Thank you for you continued prayer and support. 
(See our "Support" page above.)

We have posted some pictures of a recent distribution of school supplies for your enjoyment. Please pray for the widows and children.

You can click on the pictures to enlarge.

Happy Children - School Supplies!
Children/widows waiting for supplies


More children waiting for supplies
Some happy orphans with supplies
Mukulu Jonathan with grateful children

Staff passing out supplies



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New School Term

TODAY (09/08/2004) school just started in Uganda. There are children hoping and praying to go back to school - many of them orphans.  On average it costs about 25.00 USD for fees and supplies per quarter to send a child to school - a fortune for those living in poverty or those who have taken in orphans in Uganda. I can't think of anything more "sustainable" than a child's education. Please consider a donation to help cover these children's school fees, supplies and other needs at this time. There are well over 70 children this term. We also are behind on our building projects. Thank you and God bless you for your prayers and consideration.  Please see our SUPPORT page for donation information. God bless you!


Thursday, August 7, 2014

School Break Kids Party

The children recently started a three week break so we decided to hold a party for them at the OOCM ministry center we are believing God to complete. The children love to gather there on the property and play and share a meal. It is always a time of happiness for the children to finish a school term. The break they are in now is about three weeks long. Then, as we always trust God, we will have the funds and supplies to send them back to school.

As you can see below, at present, we have two buildings that are in the process of being completed. Funding to complete them has been slow coming in but we are confident in our Lord that we will be able to complete them as well as a third building so we can begin to function from the new center.

Please consider prayer support and donations that aid greatly in making quite a difference in the lives of orphans, widows and the destitute. The changes in all these children, many of them orphaned, is beautiful. More information can be found on how to support this work can be found HERE.

Please pray for a colorful future for the needy in Uganda! We have faith that a journey of a thousand miles starts by one step. So we are... 

Click on the photos below to enlarge...

Some of the kids eating with the two unfinished buildings in the background
The one on the left desperately needs a roof.

It's always nice to have a party during their break from school.
Photo taken from the entrance to the property.

Hanging out in the cool grass...

Eating in the shade...

Mukulu Jonathan, the director, with other adults sharing a meal
while the children enjoy themselves playing.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Building Project Needs Help

A Permanent Home and Ministry Base
Besides the everyday needs that need to be met month to month at OOCM, we are endeavoring to proceed with the permanent children's home and other out buildings on the OOCM property which will allow us more stability and flexibility to minister to those around us. In many ways the villagers see this building project as a symbol of the stability of the hope they are beginning to embrace. At this present stage of the building project We have the basic structures of two buildings built (brick) and one is roofed (See pictures below). We would like to have three main wings built for the children and for use as a ministry center as well as several other smaller structures.

This has been a stretch of faith on our part to attempt such a project but God has been gracious to provide for this as well. Perhaps some of you reading this will be touched by God to specifically contribute to this project's completion. Once the main wing and the 2 dorm wings are finished and outfitted, OOCM will be able to move in and proceed with other projects on the property like growing food and teaching more life improvement classes to the widows and other villagers. We will also be able to more effectively do outreaches into the surrounding communities as well. 


Note: Building #2 needs a roof desperately as we are heading into the rainy season are concerned for the stability of that structure as without a roof on there is a very real danger of weakening the structure. Please prayerfully consider contributing to this immediate need. It will cost about $800.00 USD to have a roof built on that building. The rainy season is days away!!!




Building #1

Building #2 that needs a roof soon

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pray For The Children

Isaiah 54:1 - "Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married woman," says the Lord. - Isaiah 54:1

When we take the time to pray for and support the children, we are participating in building the next generation. We can't even imagine the effect of one child being educated and cared for upon society and we dare not think of the effect of our not caring enough about the outcome. Please consider regular prayer and Support in whatever way you can. It makes a big difference. Bigger than we can possibly imagine. "For eyes have not seen, nor ears heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man, the things that God has prepared for those who love Him."


Some of the children helped at OOCM. They were not always smiling like this...
Note: This is one of the unfinished buildings at the new center.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Love Them

This is a short post to let you know that there are many needs at this present time in the villages. Also, school will be starting shortly and the children will need fees and school supplies. Without them they cannot go to school. Would you consider helping? Please pray with us that these needs will be provided by God. If you can help financially, there is an online donation link on our support page to the left of this. There is also directions for sending funds directly. You can also help tremendously by downloading the graphic picture below and sharing it with friends on facebook etc. It will help others to find this website. Thank you for your consideration in this. It will be quite helpful. - Staff

Note: To download the picture, click on the picture a full sized version will appear. RIGHT click the image and choose "Save Image As" You can then upload it to facebook, Google+, etc

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Sense Of Urgency...




God is Never blind to our tears, Never deaf to our prayers, and also Never silent to our plans. He sees, He hears, and He will deliver relief and blessings to His people and to children at OOCM. God bless every one. Always consider to join us for prayers and a support hand to as now with immediate needs. 
We can't wait to see the faces, smiles of little orphans. We are seeking prayers and the Lord's provision. Direct help and support from friends to put needs and food on the tables and dishes of the children. We shall be very happy to see an immediate support. 

May God bless you abundantly

- Mukulu Jonathan (Founder and Director of OOCM)

For the last several  months, donations from friends in other countries has been much lower than usual and insufficient to carry on programs as effectively as needed. There are many, many needs not being supplied at present - some not at all. Presently there is also a shortage of food and school supplies for the children. A donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated at this time. Please go to our SUPPORT page to donate.






It is very difficult to look into the eyes of the children and tell them that some of them would not be attending school this term. We are utterly grateful for the support we received from so many of you just before the beginning of this term and that we were able to help most of them to attend school. However, we are presently lacking additional school supplies for the children....