Anthony facilitates Timothy Leadership Training (TLT), and helps teach and disciple pastors.  He also teaches a curriculum he helped to write called “Helping Without Hurting in Africa” based on the book When Helping Hurts. 

Sara works with the PAG development organizations in their agricultural projects as well as teaching skills like building local ovens and baking.  While living in Uganda, they will both be occasionally traveling to support the work of World Renew in other East African countries.

Our Vision and Mission

We believe God has called us to long term ministry in East Africa in the areas of theological teaching and agricultural development. In three years of service in Uganda and one and a half years in Kenya, God used us to change the lives of many farmers and pastors and we learned so much from them as well. We long to see the good news of the gospel spread across the world so that more people will join in worshiping Jesus, the risen Savior. It gives us joy to be involved in this task through encouraging others in their relationship with God and by helping them to glorify God in all aspects of their lives. We are confident that God will continue to use us, his imperfect vessels, to accomplish a small portion of his Kingdom work through the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives and through the gifts he has given us. 


Our most recent term in Soroti began in December 2017. World Renew is an organization of the Christian Reformed Church and works in thirty countries in the areas of community development and disaster response. One of World Renew's partners in Uganda is the Pentecostal Assemblies of God and we work primarily with that denomination. 


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Uganda address: 
World Renew - Uganda
Plot 397 Bunga Hill, off Ggaba Road
P.O. Box 4473, Kampala, Uganda

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