(By Carolyn Jones/Hands Across Nations)
Community helps mission operation in Uganda…
Dreams DID become a Reality at the Benefit Dinner and Auction for Hands Across Nations (HAN) last Saturday. “Under the Mango Tree, Dreams Become Reality” was an event blessed beyond expectations because almost 200 people came together to support the Lango people of N. Uganda in their struggle to rise from the ashes of war and illiteracy. Our MC, Brock McMillan, and Auctioneer, Jay Lancaster, hosted the night, keeping the focus on the ministry that has been going on through HAN over the last year, and the plans for the coming year. Chef Terry Trefz and his team once again provided the marvelous cuisine for the night. Fabulous desserts made by 25 local volunteers raised $2,200 for bookshelves, tables, benches, and books for a new prison library!
Every person who produced the successful evening was a volunteer, and an amazing $22,081 was the total outcome! K.S. Brooks, local photographer, generously documented the event for HAN. We so appreciate the people of Chewelah, Stevens County and the many who travelled from as far away as Bellevue, WA, to attend the event.
Everyone who took part in the annual benefit has a stake in the improvement of the lives of the Lango people HAN serves. Thank you for giving to the Lord!