September 18, 2014

Our New Look

For years we have used a hand to symbolize Amazima and all that we do around the world. Over time, our ministry has grown and evolved in many ways. While our mission to see the love of Christ lived out in Uganda has remained the same, our programs and outreaches are much larger and much more intentional than when we first began.

Because our work has evolved, we felt it was time for the colors, symbols, and designs that represent us to evolve as well. Our DNA is woven throughout our new look, and we believe this will serve to better connect those who support and enable our work to our team on the ground in Uganda. We now have a clear identity and we hope it leads you to a greater understanding of the work God allows us to do around the world.

That being said, we’d like to invite you to see our new visual identity and what it represents. 


Read more about our logo and make yourself at home on our new websitehttp://www.amazima.org/stories/our-new-look


September 15, 2014

Fishers of Men

As the sun creeps up the sky and scatters its energy-filled light across the Nile River, running into the great Lake Victoria, fishermen begin to throw their nets wide over the waters. They fight with the nets in their lap and then, without warning, throw their arms in the air as the net reaches out towards the furthest ends of the lake.

They wait.

 They then pull and tug and twist, reeling in their precious catch.  Relief fills their beings because these are the fish that will provide sustenance for their families, their villages, and their community.

This picture is striking in light of Jesus’s words written so boldly across the pages of John.

“Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Aren’t we all striving to do what these fishermen are doing right in front of us? Shouldn't we be?

We set our eyes upon those we have been called towards and we wait, hoping to wrap them in God’s net of inescapable, all entangling love. Hoping to reel them into our boat of Christ’s community.  Hoping that they, too, will provide spiritual sustenance for their families, their villages, and their communities.




Wherever you are in the world, we hope you hear Christ's beckoning to join Him on this journey of becoming fishers of men. His love is too wonderful to keep to ourselves.

Thank you for your prayers and support! We couldn't do what we do without you.

September 8, 2014

The Little Things Aren't So Little

It’s that time of the year. As of Saturday, over 700 children in our Education Sponsorship Outreach have all the school supplies they’ll need for their third and final term of the school year. Our staff in Uganda purchases and organizes the school supplies, then spends a couple of days passing everything out.


This past Friday, all of the secondary students received their school supplies, which includes basics like pens, pencils and notebooks. They also receive items like shoe polish, shavers and ledger books since they’ll be away from home at secondary school (boarding school). On Saturday, primary students received their supplies. These primary school supplies are limited to pens, pencils, and other stationary supplies since primary students attend day schools and live at home.



We enjoy this time of the year so much because the children come back from their break eager to finish the academic school year strong. While on holiday, they spend a lot of time with their mentors learning life skills and biblical teachings. Our staff loves knowing that the children will put what they’ve been learning with their mentors into practice at school.

We don’t take for granted the seemingly small act of passing out school supplies. We know we’re not just passing out paper and pencils; we’re passing out tools that will aid in giving them an education and a future.


As always, thank you for joining us on this journey!



September 4, 2014

Meet Joan


Joan is 6 years old and the youngest in her family, but she already takes her future seriously. We know this because she pays attention to the smallest of details. Misplacing her school uniform is a big deal in Joan's world! She is disciplined and outgoing, and we know that someday she will make the best teacher, which is what she dreams of becoming. 

Thank you to the Amazima sponsors who have joined hands with us to educate and empower Joan. We can't wait to see Joan reach her dreams! 

Can you feel the love in this video? We sure can! 


August 22, 2014

Simon Update: He's Going Home!

What a hard, yet miraculous, journey it’s been for Simon! While the story isn’t over yet, we have come to the end of a chapter, and this ending wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity and prayers of many.

A few months ago, we announced to you that Simon was in the United States undergoing multiple procedures at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. These procedures have gone well. In fact, they’ve gone so well that Simon and Anna, his mother, will be traveling back to Uganda earlier than expected.

For some time, Simon wasn’t able to eat any solid foods. He let us know that once he was able to swallow again, he would like to, “eat a whole cow.”

Well, we haven’t been able to give him a cow, but rumor has it that he did eat five hot dogs for lunch one day.

Simon and Anna head home next week and, if all goes well, he will continue to eat solid foods! Please pray for their trip, for continued health and restoration, and for an easy transition.

Thank you ALL for your support. Thank you to Simon’s doctors in the United States and in Uganda. Thank you to our amazing team. Thank you to Simon’s gracious and loving mother, Anna. Thank you, God, for your faithfulness, provision, love, and power!







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If you haven’t been following Simon’s journey with Amazima Ministries, we encourage you to read former posts on our blog and Facebook page:


June 27, 2013 → http://bit.ly/16CNcS7
July 8, 2013 → http://amaz.ma/VFzKwn
December 8, 2013 → http://bit.ly/1cjlKd5
July 23, 2014 → http://amaz.ma/1mm6i5S

August 11, 2014

Singing in Masese

As all the children begin trickling into the clearing where Masese school is located, you can see them carrying plates, cups, bowls, eagerly awaiting their heaping bowl of beans and posho to be served piping hot from the kitchen.

There are many children who come and they can spend hours around this area waiting for, what is for some of them, their only meal of the day.

Exciting things are happening in Masese which we are just itching to tell all about!  More on that will be coming soon, but for now, please take a minute to watch these sweet faces and say a prayer for them today!


August 7, 2014

Meet Desire



Desire is 8 years old and has dreams of becoming a nurse one day. When she is at school, she works hard and is always positive. This past year she performed 2nd in her class! If she's not at school, she loves playing with her doll, Sarah, skipping rope, and playing football. 



When we asked Desire if there was anything she'd like to say to her sponsors, she responded, "May God bless them."


Thank you to the Amazima sponsors who have joined hands with us to educate and empower Desire. We can't wait to see Desire reach her dreams!