All our items are handmade in Uganda by impoverished women. The money they earn goes towards starting them up in a business.
"Amun" means "hope" in the tribal language of Soroti, Uganda. We are a non-denominational, community-based organization, and our desire is to know Jesus personally and introduce Him to others. We also desire to walk in obedience as He leads us to meet the physical needs of those around us. Amun was founded in May 2017. My original plan was to come for a 7 ½ month mission trip and spend most of the time volunteering at medical clinics. That never happened, but in its place we've had the incredible privilege of watching God work all around us in ways that are far more amazing than we imagined. Two of the ways we have watched Him work are through our women’s program in Soroti and a children’s program in a nearby village called Apapai. To read more of the story visit www.amberinuganda.wordpress.com.
Her name is Grace. Actually, that’s my name too. Not my American name, my Ateso name. Yep, I have an Ateso name! Almost everyone here has a very hard time saying “Amber”, so Suzy’s mom named me Asianut (A-she-a-noot) which means Grace-and to be honest I’m so proud of it that I think it has Read more about Grace[…]
I was at Betty’s house today. Betty is tremendously inspiring, but right now my heart is heavy. It has been a struggle to learn what life is like for those living in severe poverty, and even more difficult sometimes to accept the reality of it. As I am trying to process things, though, I wanted Read more about Karibu![…]
Life has become very busy here! Often in the States we think of busyness as a good thing; and it can be to a point, but I also think Satan loves to use excessive busyness to distract us from real intimacy with Jesus. I am sorry to say that this tactic has worked so often Read more about He Sees But Still Loves, He Loves But Still Purifies[…]
Last week I went into town and stopped briefly at Barclays ATM to withdraw money as I often do here. I knew I had extra expenses coming up, so it was a fairly large amount-at least in Ugandan terms. After making a few purchases and going back home I discovered a third of the money Read more about God’s Riches[…]
A few evenings ago I was in the village of Apapai sitting next to a small, dying fire with no other source of light besides the moon. To my left was an elderly gentleman whose face was carved with character. His eyes twinkled, and he smiled often. Behind him was the dim outline of a Read more about Iteso Stories[…]
Most days I feel like a baby learning to walk in this new culture. It is such a fascinating and different world, and learning to live here is a lot of fun, but I’m stumbling and falling along the way too. This past week and a half has been filled with so many amazing things, Read more about Apapai[…]
I love adventure and new, and those two things are definitely part of life in Uganda! As fun as new is, though, it can also be stressful sometimes. A few weeks before leaving the States I was feeling pretty stressed because I still wasn’t sure where I was going to stay in Kampala, or how Read more about God Spoils Me![…]
I made it to Uganda! This country with its beautiful, smiling, welcoming people is quickly growing on me! I’ve been staying with Esther’s family in Kampala (the capital city) for the past week while waiting for my missionary visa. Her family is amazing. They’ve really treated me like one of the family, and it has Read more about Made It![…]