2017 Mission Trip Teams

By the end of this summer, a total of nine teams will have traveled to Uganda, visited God Cares Schools, and had the chance to be a part of our mission to offer love, hope and a future ... one child at a time.

Want to see what a trip to Uganda looks like? Jump on over to our brand new mission trip page to watch videos, read blogs, and hear personal testimonies of moments when these children have captured the hearts of team members through their joy, love, and appreciation for the love shared.

If you are or have already traveled to Uganda and want to contribute to our mission trip page, slideshows, videos, and blog sites are welcomed! Just contact Melissa Carlson at melissa@ugandabuyamba.com to work out the details.

2017 UGANDA TEAM TRAVELERS - don't forget that our Buyamba Annual Photo Contest is coming up in October. We will be looking to YOU to share the story through your lens. 

Bonnie - Our Bookkeeper

We are more than grateful for our wonderful volunteers who dedicate their time, skills, and hearts to Buyamba and the children of Uganda. Bonnie found Buyamba 8 years ago through a church bulletin. Having recently retired from Rocketdyne, she had time to serve and she sent an email to us to see how she could help. She has been with us ever since!

Bonnie has visited Uganda once and longs to return the next chance she has. Her favorite part of volunteering for Buyamba is seeing the children's names, picturing them playing at school and imagining their smiles. "It's rewarding to know that what I'm doing is helping the children."

Her work load has grown as God continues to grow Buyamba, but she has never stopped giving. All are blessed to work alongside her, and we are so thankful for her!

 If you live in the Conejo Valley and want to volunteer for Buyamba, we would invite you to our monthly newsletter stuffing. The next one is coming up on June 10th in Newbury Park. For details visit our event page. Newsletter stuffings are held on the second Saturday of every month and it's a great opportunity to help out and meet other Buyamba volunteers.

If you live outside the Conejo Valley or outside California, you can still help! Explore your own ideas for Creative Giving and bring awareness to the ministry, and/or introduce Buyamba to your own church, school or organization. Call the office with your ideas, we would love to help and empower you to help these amazing children. Together we can make an impact... one child at a time! 

In December of 2016, we began partnering with another non-profit called Because International that produces, "The Shoes That Grow."  Through the months, we have visited churches and schools to present this shoe that "grows up to five sizes and lasts up to five years," and we have received a great response. The Calvary Community High School team delivered a few hundred shoes to the students of God Cares during spring break, and in July, the Buyamba team will bring even more.

For $15 you can donate a pair of shoes to your sponsored child, or multiple children at God Cares. Not a sponsor? That's okay, we will ensure your donation gets a pair of shoes on a child who needs it the most!

Sponsor A Child


Hassan is 9 years old, and he is in Primary 4 (equivalent to 4th grade). His father passed away, and the family needs help ensuring that he can go to school. We are looking for a sponsor to cover his school fees and boarding fees.

Your gift of $35 a month will give Hassan the blessing of consistent meals, love and safety. 

Bible Camp
Every year we have had the great opportunity to hold a Bible Camp for our students and children in the community. For some, this is the first time they will sleep in a bed, receive three meals a day and hear the good news of Jesus Christ!

Watch last year's video ... over 100 children dedicated their lives.

It's only $35 to send a child to camp.

May Newsletter

A must read from this month's newsletter...Hope was to become the heir of an unsafe occupation. If it were not for her parent's faith in Jesus she would never have ended up being a student at God Cares!

Prayer Points
- Pray for the family and friends of Angel, a 4 year old child from God Cares Primary who passed away in an accident.

- Expansion! Pray God would expand our reach to new churches, schools, and individuals.

- Pray for teams traveling to Uganda in the coming months-that their ministry would be effective and lives would be changed.

- Join us in praying for all sponsors and donors who continue to give even when they're going through financial difficulties.

*If you need prayer, please let us know and we will add you to our prayer board at the Buyamba office.
Second Term Starts at GCS

Term two has started at God Cares Schools. The students return to school just in time for the many  team travelers who will arrive on their short term mission trip to visit them.

For updates on God Cares School student life, follow them on Facebook!

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Contact Us
Buyamba Uganda
3625 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 265
Westlake Village, CA  91362


"Learn to do good ... Seek justice ... Defend the orphan"
~Isaiah 1:17