Post by Joanne Viola, Treasurer of The Lulu Tree The verse has been before me for just about two weeks … “But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” And he place his hands on their heads and…

Would you join us in 31 days of prayer for the Lulu Tree School of Hope? You can download a full-color brochure here, with photos and daily prayers. We invite you to share this with family and friends and join us as we pray for our teens, their babies and families, and the new school that…

By Mommy Emily I’ve always prayed one prayer: to know God the most I can while I’m here on earth. In Africa, He’s a breath away – it’s so easy to hear Him there, like there’s bad cell reception in North America but there, amidst red dirt hills, roaming chickens, and the blue waves of…

By Mommy Emily I am walking with Mommy Esther, cloth bag on my shoulder, flip-flops making noiseless patterns in Uganda’s red soil. We pass Erica who’s taking photos of village children who’ve become fascinated with her sunglasses. We pass banana and mango trees. Pastor Paul is heading towards us, looking weary. He smiles nonetheless and…

By Mommy Emily   It’s Tuesday and sweat is trickling down the insides of my knees. We’re seated on wooden benches in Namagera Village, just five minutes from the School of Hope land. It’s a prayer clinic – our national team puts it on every month to train locals how to pray. There’s a slight…

By Mommy Emily My mama is sick. They say she’s in palliative care. I found this out days before my trip to Uganda and for the first time in four years of traveling to Africa, I didn’t want to go. I wept as I packed my bags with colorful skirts and flip-flops. I wept as…

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