On July 5, 2020 the Dorcas Ministry celebrated its twelve-year anniversary.  The ministry was founded by Florence Musiime, wife of AMG Uganda National Director, Reuben Musiime. For more than a decade, Florence and the female staff from AMG Uganda have served and ministered to teenage girls who are in or have graduated from AMG’s child and youth development program. The ministry’s sole purpose is to help meet girls’ spiritual, social, and emotional needs. Our graduates have become teachers, social workers, medical workers, accountants, tailors, and some have even gone to work for AMG Uganda.

By the grace of God, the Dorcas Ministry stands in the gap to help teenage girls realize their self-worth as women of significance through discipleship and prayer. God is using this effective program to restore hope and lead girls into a saving knowledge of Christ. The ministry offers ongoing counseling and guidance to the girls served and to their mothers.

The ministry cares for, teaches and ministers to around 450 girls between high school and college. Florence is looking to expand this ministry beyond providing in-depth discipleship by offering girls practical job skills training after the completion of their high school education. With the support of our resource partners, we could help the girls become proficient in skills like tailoring, baking, cosmetology, etc. Florence is praying that the Lord will provide some equipment this year to help get the skills training program operational as soon as the pandemic is over.

Initially, they would like to get the sewing classes operational, which will require the purchase of five sewing machines, along with supplies, and the hiring of a teacher. The total annual cost would be $2,750. All skills-building classes will be proceeded by a Bible study and devotions. Once this new initiative starts, we will look to then develop a baking skills program for our high school graduates interested in learning culinary arts.

Florence gets excited when she sees the Dorcas Ministry graduates walking with God, regularly attending church and serving others through various ministry efforts. She can’t help but praise Him for the Dorcas Ministry and its outcomes. In addition, Florence is extremely grateful for donors like you who make this much-needed outreach possible.

Florence recently wrote, “I would like to express my sincere appreciation to those AMG partners who have faithfully prayed for and supported this ministry. Together, we have helped teenage girls in Uganda stay in school and trust the Lord for their education and future achievements.”

Recently one of our Dorcas Ministry participants shared the following at her college graduation, “If it was not for God using this ministry, which stood in  the gap, to mentor and disciple me to know Christ and develop my faith, I would have never made it through college.”

Another recent college graduate writes, “With God’s provision through AMG, I pursued a diploma in clinical medicine and graduated last year. I am now a clinical officer in Kampala. As a teenager, I experienced love at the Dorcas Ministry. Through the various sessions and teachings that I participated in over the years, I gained a strong self-esteem, confidence, and the ability to abstain from premarital relations in living a life of purity that honors God.”

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This photo was taken at a Dorcas Ministry event in Igamba, Uganda last year. These young women were in the AMG child and youth development program but left once they had a child. Many young women in Uganda are forced into marriage and motherhood at a young age due to cultural customs, rape and other circumstances. Florence has a passion to continue discipling these girls and has been working to include them in Dorcas events to provide guidance and mentorship to  these young women and their children.

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