Our RURO Founders and mission team journeyed to Kenya and Uganda to host our annual Christmas Around the World parties! It had been three years since RURO had been able to travel to East Africa with a team, so it was a blessed, God-breathed trip!
While there, our team delivered food, blankets, and mosquito nets to more than 6,000 households (20000 plus people), many of whom live in Muslim communities. We prayed and shared the gospel with countless. Our Christmas parties were the best to date! They were fun, festive, excellent, and organized, with a stellar team! Children received a backpack, clothes, a holiday meal, and a day they won't soon forget! There was dance contest, musical chairs, cotton candy, and bubbles for them to take away! In the words of RURO Co-Founder Shunna Jones-Moreno, "At the end of the trip, our team was exhausted but, more importantly, filled with gratitude for those who gave and made the parties possible! The love of Jesus positively impacted the children and women we served, and that's why we come."
Celebrations also took place in Kenya, Uganda, Ecuador, Haiti, Mexico, and the U.S.A. RURO partnered with our friends at Smile Africa, Compassionate Hands, Mwamko Foundation, Casa Mis Sueños, Fundación Emanuel, House of Today Ministries, Treasures, and FaithChild Ministry to give Christmas to v
Worship & Arts Camp & Conference 2023
OUR Summer 2023 MISSION TRIP was EPIC!
More than 200 vulnerable children attended our worship and arts camp, and they had nonstop fun learning new skills and discovering creative passions. Each child left the camp able to identify God’s love for them, demonstrate a new creative skill, and the ability to apply this skill to their lives. They could also point to Jesus as their source of strength, hope, faith, and a future.
Our team of 25 remained safe and in good health with no major issues while maintaining unwavering faith throughout our mission. We also believe that those we met during our travels encountered Jesus in us as we shared our mission work.
RURO Sisterhood 2023
God is so good! We have much to celebrate after an impactful one-day conference in Tororo, Uganda, where almost 1,500 widows and vulnerable women gathered. We are also incredibly proud of our 147 2023 Sisterhood Grads! If you are interested in learning more about our sponsorship programs, visit https://www.reachupreachout.org/sponsorships.