Volunteers at mission in Uganda

Posted on: August 3, 2015 2:00 pm
Tags: Uganda,

This fall, St. Julie Mission in Uganda will welcome a substitute teacher and volunteer maintenance group from Northern Kentucky. 

Mekenzie Elbert (Alexandria, KY), a recent Northern Kentucky University graduate, has been invited to teach at the SND mission in Buseesa, Uganda. From September-December, Mekenzie will instruct biology and chemistry classes at Notre Dame Academy Senior Secondary School. Sr. Mary Judith Averbeck, who currently teaches secondary science courses, will return to Kentucky for a home visit beginning in October. 

As soon as grades are in and the students return home, Mekenzie will trade her test tubes for a paint brush and assist a group, led by Bob Simon, of Alexandria, KY, with maintenance work at the mission.

Bob, who oversaw a maintenance trip to the SND mission in Uganda in 2014, will return in December with Doug Simon, Donnie Young, Tom Holtz, and Robert Montgomery, of Alexandria, KY, Beau McElfresh, of Covington, KY, and Sister Mary Rita Geoppinger. Read Sr. Mary Rita's reflection on the trip

Over the course of ten days, the group will install outdoor lights, screens and fencing throughout the schools and dormitories, paint railings, repair a water tank platform, patch and paint ceilings, and cut out and install six new doorways in the school’s concrete walls.

The Sisters of Notre Dame ask for your prayers as these partners in mission make preparations for their trips. 

To donate to the SND mission in Uganda in honor of these volunteers, please mail cash or a check payable to "The Sisters of Notre Dame" to:

Sisters of Notre Dame, Uganda Mission
1601 Dixie Highway
Covington, KY 41011

To donate online, click here.

Date: on August 10, 2017

I want to give back to so many who helped me be the person I am today! If not for the love of God, who loves me always! I want to share the love our Father have always shown me! So proud of the kindness of others, I want to give too!

Gerald Muhanguzi, CPA
Date: on December 7, 2015

Welcome to Uganda!!

Sisters of Notre Dame (Covington)
Date: on November 23, 2015

Thank you for your prayers, Gary and Judy.

Date: on November 20, 2015

Go with the Angels!

Gary & Judy (Simon) Leick
Date: on November 20, 2015

Gary and I will be praying for a safe and successful trip for all those traveling to Uganda. Thanks to all of you for taking the time and making this trip a priority in your life. Your actions will greatly impact the lives of the students and others in Uganda

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