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#PRAY127 06.29.20

This week’s #PRAY127 is similar to last week’s, but nevertheless equally as important. I wish I could express to you the magnitude of this moment for the men in Kibuku. I’ve posted just a few pictures below, and although they will never do justice to the joy these men have in working hard to achieve a goal, I hope you can smile on their behalf and thank God in your hearts for the work He’s doing in their lives.

Kibuku is a neighboring town to Bulangira, last week’s #PRAY127 recipient, and this is their first Cohort to be discipled in the Authentic Masculinity Program (AMP). The men in this Cohort, just like the Bulangira Cohort, have graduated from Phase 2 (Income Generating Activities training) to Phase 3 (loan distribution and repayment).

There are 11 special men in this Cohort, and I’ve listed their names and a little bit about them below. As a #PRAY127 partner with Man Up and Go, please take just a minute or two and call out these men by name, praying that God might give them courage and strength to live for Him and honor him by stewarding this loan well.

Above our AMP Supervisor in Kibuku, Pastor George is handing out 750,000 Uganda shillings to the man the villagers know as the “turkey farmer.” Patrick will invest this money, which represents about 6 months in normal wages, to go from a merely subsistence farmer to a commercial farmer, using his skills as a “turkey” man and the accountability and lessons learned about biblical masculinity from AMP.

Above is the Kibuku Cohort President, Jeremiah, who signs his loan documents in front of Pastor George. Jeremiah has a degree but admitted what he called a “knowledge gap” in business stewardship. Despite this he was voted in as President for his charisma, humility, and love for Christ. Jeremiah has learned a lot from the biblically-based lessons Man Up teaches in AMP. He grew up in a very poor environment where alcohol was abused in the home, and is determined to break those chains in himself and his children.

Thank you once again for standing with us and these men. The 11 Kibuku men represent 33 children, and more to come in the future. We believe AMP is the right tool for these men to see “Less Orphans, More Families” in their communities.

Thank you for praying for these men this week and in the weeks to come as they look to repay their loans in a timely fashion.

Jeff Ford, CEO
Isaiah 1:17

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