We are pleased to report that the youth group was able to raise over $3500 (after costs) at “Restaurant Night”! These funds bring us half way to our goal to provide lunch (rice, beans, and a banana) three times a week for one year for the orphan students of TAOST School in Jinja, Uganda. There are ~100 students orphaned by AIDS enrolled at TAOST school and this will be the first time for many of these children to receive a nutritious (or any) lunch on a regular basis. The response to the evening was excellent as we filled our “restaurant” to capacity. Since we were able to raise half of the needed funds for a full year of lunches, we plan to hold additional fundraisers to fund the balance of the program. If you or a friend are interested in making a gift to help us, please go to: http://www.redeemer. com/ugandadonations and make a donation.
The evening was a lot of hard work for many of our youth group’s lay leaders and students, and we want to give special thanks to all the leaders and students who helped coordinate the evening!
Finally, thank you to all the people who supported us with your gifts and participation. We are exceedingly grateful for the relationship God has given us with the teachers and students of this school and for the generous support the congregation has provided to make this part of our ministry possible.