Location: Uganda, Africa
Ministry Focus: Laura’s heart and passion is in community-based ministry. Her desire is to come alongside young mothers and teenage girls in pregnancy crisis in Uganda, advocating for, equipping, and empowering them to discover and develop the gifts, skills and abilities God has placed in them.
Laura is in Uganda as a response to the call of God on her life to work with the young mothers of Uganda, to serve under PAG – The Pentecostal Assemblies of God Uganda. She will be working in partnership with the local church within PAG to respond as the church to the need of young mothers in the community.
The focus of this ministry is to equip and empower these young mothers and girls in pregnancy crisis with the tools to succeed and ultimately keeping mothers and babies together.
Vision Statement: To offer a safe haven and support system to young pregnant girls and mothers to have their physical, spiritual and emotional needs met through discipleship, mentorship and skills training.
"Empower a Girl, Transform Her Future"
Ministry History: Laura has previously lived and volunteered in Uganda. She served on two short-term trips and also as a mid-termer for one year through PAOC International Missions STM Network. While serving in Uganda God began to plant a seed in Laura’s heart and a vision for a ministry responding to the needs of young mothers and teenage girls in pregnancy crisis in Uganda.
Laura attended Master’s College and Seminary in 2010 and completed her Bachelor of Theology in the Youth Ministry program, she returned to Uganda for her 4th year internship before graduating in 2014. After graduating in 2014 Laura worked at an organization called Christian Horizons working with people who experience disabilities to achieve their goals, while promoting and nurturing a community of belonging where their God-given gifts are valued and respected.
Mission Statement: To create a safe haven and support system to young, pregnant women where, through God's unconditional love and grace, they can discover their value and purpose.
- Wisdom and discernment as I begin this ministry.
- For the first steps of this ministry and the young mothers in pregnancy crisis in Uganda that it will reach.
- For growth in monthly committed partnership for long term sustainability.