Before we dive into all that we have planned in 2019, we can't forget all of you who made 2018 our most impactful year in the books. In 2018, you collectively gave $211,000 towards the High School Dorm Project!
What's Ahead in 2019

Florence Dongo to Visit CA and TX

Please keep Florence Dongo in your prayers as she prepares to make her annual visit to the U.S. and applies for another VISA. She is looking forward to visiting with several church and school partners during her time in California and Texas. Her schedule is filling up quickly, and we would love to plan a visit with YOU. If you are interested in hosting Florence Dongo at your church, school or bible study, please contact Julie Dimas by email or call our office at 805.558.0089
Florence will be in Southern California during the month of March. She will be one of our key speakers at our upcoming Annual Buyamba Dinner on March 31 (see below)
Florence will be in the Dallas/Ft Worth area in April. She's excited to share what God is doing through God Cares School.
10 Uganda Mission Trip Teams Booked
We already have TEN TEAMS booked to travel to Uganda this year and serve at God Cares Schools. Many people have fallen in love with the students at God Cares and the people of Uganda, and they return as often as possible. Others are venturing over there for the first time to meet their sponsored child and serve the students and staff at God Cares. A lot of people ask, "Isn't it better if I just send money instead of traveling to Uganda myself?" The late Pastor Bethuel Dongo would always answer this question by saying "Come and see what the Lord is doing." A short term mission trip will allow you to do precisely that... come catch the vision, taste the fruits of your labor, and spend time with the orphaned and needy children who have been shown love, hope, and a future.

If you would like to book a trip for your church, please contact us as spots are filling up quickly. If you would like to join the Buyamba summer trip which takes place July 12 - 22, 2019, you can visit our website for costs, dates, and the necessary paperwork.
"A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children." - Proverbs 13:22
We are excited to announce the date for our annual dinner and we hope to see YOU there.

Save The Date: Sunday March 31, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Wood Ranch Golf Club, 301 Wood Ranch Parkway in Simi Valley, CA 93065
Cost: $55 / person or $500 a table (seats 10)

Mark your calendars and keep an eye out for the official invite both in the mail and in your inbox. More details will be in this months newsletter.

If you would like to feature your company in our program you can reserve your spot for half price for a limited time.
1/2 page: $25
Full page: $50

Send your graphics to Melissa Carlson no later than January 31 to receive this discounted rate.
Sponsor A Child Today
Emma is 10 years old and living with his grandmother. His mom is very sick and not able to take care of him and his sister. Your sponsorship will send Emma to school and offer him love, hope, and a bright future.
Buyamba Newsletter Stuffing

Join the Buyamba volunteers this Saturday, January 19th as we prepare 2,000 newsletters for mailing. The fun starts at 1:30 p.m.

Email us if you'd like to join us!
Buyamba Legacy Corner
Did you know Buyamba can be a part of your ongoing family trust?
A charitable lead trust can be an excellent part of many tax-planning strategies.
Buyamba FAQ
Why doesn't my sponsored child have a birth date listed?
Birthdays, in Uganda, are not celebrated the way they are in the United States. Unlike children in the states, if you were to ask a child in Uganda when their birthday occurs, they might not even know!