The UDLC Global Mission team helps raise awareness and support for those in need all over the world. Through educational programing, an annual global mission appeal and organizing trips to our partner congregation in Lushoto, Tanzania.
The team also hosts the Global Mission Fair Trade Holiday Shop, an annual holiday sales event showcasing the fair trade works of small-scale artisans and farmers from around the world and alternative gifts. UDLC partners with SERRV and UDLC ministries to promote the social and economic progress of people in developing regions of the world.
Maasai Naapok Bead Project
Four years ago, the Maasai women of Naapok Bead Project in Ketumbeine, northern Tanzania voiced their dream for each one to have a home with a corrugated metal roof. To do this, they needed to turn beaded bracelets into bati. “Bati” is the Swahili word for a corrugated metal roofing sheet. 4,800 BRACELETS LATER….. …plus a lot of work purchasing cedar poles, collecting branches for lath, plastering walls, and saving for doors, 57 women now have homes with metal roofs. All of you who purchased bracelets contributed to making this happen. ASANTE SANA!
We rejoice in the Lord’s faithfulness to these women, and that He chooses to come and make his home in each of them and each of us. Jesus said, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.” John 14:23