(By Carolyn Jones/HAN)
HAN seeing hard work beginning to pay off…
Greetings from Uganda, now in the monsoon season!
Less than four years ago, we would never have imagined the change coming in our purpose for Hands Across Nations, HAN, here in Uganda. The realization that very few of the village Lango people could read or write meant they could not be given the Bibles and glasses we had for them. That fateful question Keith asked of them one Sunday, “Would you like to learn to read so you can read the Bible?” changed our entire direction.
Now after three and half years and many hours of training ourselves, potential teachers and teacher trainers, local community and church leaders and illiterate learners how to organize, set up and run their own learning to read programs – we are seeing the beautiful fruit of everyone’s labor for God’s purposes. We were told it could not be done with all volunteer teachers. No charity organization here had ever done a program that way and most people said it would fail. More