The Light Christian Fellowship has supported many international outreaches and has made major contributions toward Japan, Mexico, and Burundi refugees in Uganda.
Burundi Refugee Project in Uganda
In 2016, The Light supported the creation of the Joyful House of Refuge (JHR) in cooperation with Amahoro International (AMI), a new home for Burundian refugees in Uganda. JHR is expanding to become a vibrant self-sustaining Life Center, with community vegetable garden, a 1500-hen chicken coop, a thriving barber shop, and other income-generating businesses that build on the skills, education, and visions of JHR’s residents.
JHR is respected as a shining home on a hill; a wonderful example of Christ-centered reconciliation in the Bombo community. The Burundian residents have integrated into Uganda’s schools, business community, local church, and church choir. One JHR resident has a salaried job at a local orphanage.
JHR has three part-time volunteer staff in Uganda, providing on-site leadership and administrative support. Respected and beloved Bishop Alex Ojera continues providing spiritual leadership and counseling for JHR.