We believe Christ’s love can change the world.
And we seek to show this love in three ways:
Firstly, by partnering with pastors and community leaders in villages across Uganda and Sierra Leone, training them to equip the families in their churches.
Secondly, by caring for widows and orphans through The Lulu Tree Bethel Home in Sierra Leone, and soon, The Lulu Tree Elijah House in Uganda.
And thirdly, through rescue outreaches in slums and refugee camps.
Our primary goal is to prevent the destructive cycles that keep these communities from thriving by demonstrating the power of God’s love. See below for more info.
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 existing orphans and widows and pregnant mothers.
The Bethel Home in Sierra Leone, completed May of 2017, provides a place where children are lovingly cared for by Jja Jjas– widowed grandmothers who are also in need of a home. With Father Sonnel and Mommy Christiana overseeing the Home, this forms a family that benefits both the grandmothers and the children rather than a traditional orphanage setting where many children are cared for by one director. The home will also house a birthing center, where vulnerable mothers can come to safely deliver their babies and find support and resources as new mothers. These birthing rooms are expected to be completed by September of 2017.
In Uganda, it is hoped that we will one day build a home on our 10 acres of land in Luwero, Uganda, to offer the same kind of support for orphaned children and grandmothers.
Partners can support the Receive branch by “adopting” an orphan or widow with monthly financial assistance, or by providing a one-time donation towards the needs of the facility.
To partner today with an orphan or widow, 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