Note from Jared:
My wife, Amelia, and I will be traveling to Uganda to serve at the GEM Foundation. GEM Foundation is a home for children with varying disabilities. The orphanage currently cares for 48 beautiful children and carries out several community projects. Amelia is a nurse, and I am a certified nurse assistant with some nursing education. We are excited to announce that the GEM Foundation just recently built a medical facility to treat its children, its staff, and the surrounding community. Amelia and I will be starting an 18-month internship with GEM this coming Fall. Our job will be to help establish the medical clinic, assist in running administration duties, serve in the children's sponsorship programs, and generally help with what is needed.
We feel called to go to Uganda and have future aspirations that have been placed on our hearts by the Lord. Thankfully Joshua and Emma Quisenberry, GEM Foundation's founders, will be mentoring us and teaching us about the Ugandan culture as we try to navigate living in a new country.
We are asking for your prayers as we begin this new and exciting season of life. We are in need of God's hand of provision in many ways including:
- Smooth transition to a new country and culture
- Jared & Amelia's marriage throughout a season of unknowns and potential hardships
- Direction from the Lord for our future aspirations
- Financial provision for our mission
- Safety and health for Jared & Amelia while overseas
- Strength, patience, and a listening ear as we seek guidance and council during our preparations
Committing to this mission means we must leave our jobs in the U.S., and the internship is not paid, so we are humbly asking for people to partner with us and give financially towards our cost of living and other one-time expenses we will have. We have sought advice from our mentors and calculated what our average monthly expenses will be. We are looking for people willing to give on a recurring basis or with one-time gifts to meet our total need of $2,000/month. This will pay for our rent, utilities, food costs, and other ongoing expenses.
We also need some people who are able to give for our initial moving/set up expenses that will total around $10,000. This will help cover the cost of flights, a vehicle, and one-time purchases of furniture, household items, visas, etc.
If you are able to give towards either or both of these expenses through this GiveSendGo page, we would be beyond grateful to you for your generosity and we would love to hear from you! Contact us at email@example.com and share with us how the Lord is moving in your life!