Hope Christian School

Partnering with Faith Christian School

In 2011, our partnership with Faith Christian School was born when Mr. Scott Grass came to Hope Christian School to construct a playground. Through this partnership both schools, HOPE and FAITH, have grown close and are now prayer partners. We share prayer requests about challenges we face at an institutional level. You may not be aware of the impact when a friend very far from you says, “We are praying for you!” We have strengthened one another through Facebook, sharing emails, and students’ letters.

In 2013, we both experienced a cultural exchange. Some of Faith’s students and teachers came to Hope Christian School during January. We were so much encouraged by the work they did in constructing a latrine pit, painting all the walls of our school, and holding VBS for our students. This showed us that despite the color of our skin we all share the same Jesus and we serve an amazing God! Later, I had an amazing opportunity to come to the US and experience the education system in America, but I was trained more about Christian Education and integration biblical truth in the curriculum.  Mr. Grass trained our teachers through project-based teaching and this has made a big difference in the way we teach now!

This partnership has helped us so much in times of famine and need. When we were hit by regional drought our brethren from Faith fed us, helped to fix our school bus, and provided new desks. We have had some of our vulnerable and needy orphans sponsored by families from Faith Church and School. Now, these orphans do not lack food, supplies, and clothes. This has taught us more about what it means to love our neighbor and apply the message we heard at Faith, “Love Your Neighbor.” Our students now help their fellow students in need by giving books, money to buy food, and supplies for those who lack.

The greatest opportunity we have had is attending the Biblical Training Conference in February 2014. We were trained to counsel and now we train and help our students, church members, and faculty through God’s Word. Through this I have saved two families from divorce and now they happily live and worship together.

We thank God for this partnership as it has helped us to serve God better and also to prepare our students for the kingdom through Christian Education. Today, Hope Christian School serves as a model school for Christian education in Uganda.

Mathias Kijoba

Words from a Sponsor

Why did we choose to sponsor a child?

We chose to sponsor a child for a couple reasons.  First, we were convicted about sharing what God has given us.  As we looked at all that God had given us, we realized that we couldn't not share it.  Second, we saw it as a way to be a blessing to someone who was in need.  At the time the ministry for Hope Christian School started, we were working our way through the Old Testament.  I was surprised, convicted, and motivated by how much God talks about being a blessing to those who are in need...

Proverbs 19:17 Whoever gives to the poor, lends to the Lord.

Ezekiel 16:49  Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.

Deut 10:18-19 He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing. So show your love for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.…

What impact has it had on our family?

It's helped our family (and our kids) think about others and get the focus off our ourselves.  It also gives us a chance to pray for the child specifically by name.  We've also used it to talk about "to whom much has been given...." realizing that God gave us material blessings to share with those that are in need.