At The Lulu Tree, we are about orphan PREVENTION, first and foremost. We seek to do this in three ways.
The Lulu Tree partners with pastors in villages across Africa through Truth Centered Transformation training to build up the following five pillars of their communities:
Retail (or small business), Education, Agriculture, Church, and Health (REACH).
Lulu Tree staff meet with these pastors on a monthly basis, helping them establish realistic goals and equipping them with the necessary resources to achieve those goals. The pastors then return to their villages to meet monthly with leaders representing the other four pillars of the community, instilling a vision for productivity, strong families, and a God-honoring lifestyle, teaching them to problem solve, and providing prayerful encouragement and accountability.
These four leaders then meet with the men and women enrolled in the Lulu church program — villagers who are striving to make ends meet in the areas of Retail, Education, Agriculture, and Health. Our goal is to help them not only to achieve their dreams but to support their pastor through weekly church attendance and tithing.
It is our desire to see the church and community lifted up out of poverty enabling them to ultimately reach out to other villages.
Christ holds this all together — Christ is our cornerstone. He is the One who gives us vision, who provides the resources, and who gathers His Church Body together to equip them and let them know God is with them. He has not forgotten them. Blessed be the name of the Lord.
To partner with a village or church, please go HERE
The RECEIVE approach offers shelter and family to single mothers and orphans.
Bethel Home in Sierra Leone, opening summer of 2017, provides a dwelling place for abandoned children between the ages of 0 and 5, as well as for single and expectant mothers. With Father Sonnel and Mommy Christiana overseeing the home, it is truly a family setting located in one of the most beautiful parts of Sierra Leone.
In Uganda, we welcome teenage mothers and their babies into our School of Hope–the first school of its kind in the country, located in the villages surrounding Jinja. The School of Hope offers these young mothers a second chance at an education that is otherwise unavailable to them.
Partners can support the Receive branch by “adopting” an orphan or single mother with monthly financial assistance, or by providing a one-time donation towards the needs of the facility.
To partner today, please go HERE
The Rescue branch offers emergency assistance to those in crisis, in order to prevent children from being orphaned and families from breaking apart.
Rescue donations provide one-time supplies for outreaches in the areas of education, nutrition, medicine, clean water, refugee relief and more. These outreaches are planned and implemented by our Lulu family in Africa, who know best which local situations are in need of assistance.
Pastors, Lulu mothers and Ugandan and Sierra Leonean staff head up the outreaches by handing out the items and sharing the Gospel message to those in need.
To provide emergency relief, please go HERE