On Sunday, Jan. 31st, we welcomed Jolly and Kurt Lux, who are founders of Guiding Light Orphans, Inc. Jolly, born and raised in Masindi, Uganda, and Kurt live in Burlington and shared with us their passion for helping Masindi district children, many of whom are orphaned as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Jolly and Kurt are friends of Laurann Asklof and she arranged their visit with us.
Their website tells the powerful story of their ministry and how they have created a model for immediate aid and sustainable change. Jolly learned firsthand the great needs of the Masindi district, and she and Kurt have created a two-part approach to help those in great need. The first part includes semi-annual medical camps which deliver urgently needed care. Secondly there are Village Health Teams (VHTs) which train and equip local teams to provide sustainable and basic health services to the Masindi peoples. Jolly and Kurt are making a difference in the lives of many with Guiding Light Orphans, Inc., which will be Trinity’s Ash Wednesday Special Envelope recipient. We are grateful for their presence among us.
The Canton Food Bank needs volunteers especially to help staff the Tuesday morning Food Bank from 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. If you are unable to help on Tuesdays, perhaps you could help by shopping for the food bank at your convenience. Just think, a few hours a month working at the Canton Food Bank would not only be lovely Christian outreach, but it would take the strain off of the few people who keep this much needed outreach running.
Please call Pat Lazanski at (860) 693-0629.
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