Carry The Light is happy to announce that the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Bank” is now stocked and officially open at the Indian Harbor Fire Station in Granbury, Texas!
If you are in need you are welcome to take what you need. If you have extra, you are welcome to help keep it stocked. We are blessed to be a blessing!
This is an opportunity for our community to make a difference in each other’s lives. If you have extra non perishable food items to donate and there is not room in the Food Bank feel free to contact Donna or I.
God knows everything, the beginning from the end. He knew before I was born what He wanted me to accomplish and how He wanted it done. I’ll be the first to admit, while I have mostly ran toward the vision (yep I said mostly, sometimes I tried running away), I didn’t always get everything exactly right. In hind sight, I guess that is actually the difference between knowledge and wisdom. Many times I have joked about how I have learned how NOT to build an orphanage! But through this journey, God has gently corrected the direction and amazing things have been accomplished!
An old African proverb says, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” As I write this update, we are just over 2 months from our next journey to Africa. We have to go far — quickly”.
Together, we are called to “Go and make disciples” This is the primary mission for every believer. The Bible says “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.” So far, we have a team of 7 missionaries (still room for 3 more) going on this trip. Our tickets are booked for September 18th – October 4th to fly back to Uganda and build the 10th and final project in our 2020 Vision! Tenamuza Child Development Center will be located in Mukono, Uganda – a small village just outside of Entebbe. Ivan and Immaculate, along with their leadership team are very excited and eagerly awaiting our arrival!
We will build a primary school that will also house orphans and at-risk children. In addition, I am very excited to announce that we will be working with indigenous ministries to plant a new church on the same compound. All this in a little village that has a heavy muslim influence. We will work with the local teams doing home to home evangelism, men’s, women’s and children’s ministry, and also leadership training. If Covid restrictions allow, we are also planning an Open Air Evangelistic Crusade. Having a church plant in this village will be a positive place to direct new converts. The new pastor and church plant team are already being trained for this endeavor. Please keep this in your prayers as I am praying and believing for many salvations during this trip!
Work is already in process! The architect has drawn the blueprints, approvals with government authorities are in process, pit latrine is being dug and training is taking place for the church plant team! There is much that must be accomplished before I arrive so I can begin construction immediately. (No time for jet lag!)
We believe that God will provide because He always does! He uses generous people like you. We are on the brink of seeing the 2020 Vision come to fruition! I remember how my faith was stretched back in 2013 as we were preparing to build our 3rd project. God spoke clearly to me that I was to announce the 2020 Vision of building 10 projects around the world by the year 2020! Needless to say, 2020 was full of challenges and delays but God still sits on the Throne and still directs our steps! Lockdowns, airport closures and an unexpected surgery caused some delays but WE ARE MOVING FORWARD! The cost to build this project is $28,000 of which half of this budget has already come in! We are so close to completing the 2020 Vision!
As this trip is rapidly approaching, would you prayerfully consider sowing into this project and above all, keep us in your prayers? When we all work together, give together, and pray together we will accomplish our goal! Remember, all donations for the 2020 Vision are tax deductible
SCOPE OF MINISTRY:
CONSTRUCTION OF A CHURCH BUILDING & PRIMARY SCHOOL
PLANTING A NEW CHURCH CONGREGATION
OPEN AIR PREACHING CRUSADE
VISIT ORPHANAGES AND SCHOOLS
MENS / WOMENS MINISTRY
SHARING THE GOSPEL
HUT TO HUT EVANGELISM
PRAYING WITH PEOPLE
SAFARI GAME DRIVE
VISIT TO THE SOURCE OF THE RIVER NILE AT JINJA
VISIT SEZEBWA FALLS AND PICNIC ON GROUNDS
SPACE IS LIMITED
CONTACT GREG HAYNES FOR MORE INFO
*Due to fluctuating costs of tickets, the dates and cost of trip may change until tickets are actually booked.
Scope of ministry will be adjusted according to the talents, giftings and abilities of the mission team members.
We are so excited to announce that our 7th Project in the 2020 Vision is now open and sharing the love of Christ! Last February we broke ground in the small village of Iganga, Uganda on the school building and now 3 classrooms in the Pre-school and Kindergarden grade levels are open. They will add additional grade levels as they finish more classrooms.
About 14% of Uganda’s population practice Islam. Iganga District has the highest population with estimates between 75-80%. Opening a Christian Academy in the heart of a muslim village is a BIG DEAL! From the beginning I was excited about the concept that fee paying students from muslim families would help fund the teacher’s pay, which in turn will teach the children about Jesus Christ.
The first day of school was January 28th and they began with 16 beautiful children, some of which are from muslim families. We are excited to see how this project will have an impact on the lives of the children, and trickle back into their families with the message of the Gospel.
We are so excited to announce that our 8th Project in the 2020 Vision is now ready for roofing.
Last February we broke ground in Entebbe, Uganda on the school building.
The target is for them to complete the roofing for the School to begin in January 2021. Read More
Dr. Greg Haynes is a husband of 23 years, a father of 3 grown children, and has 1 grandchild. He has been an ordained minister for 13 years and holds a Masters in Theology and a Doctorate in Christian Psychology. Dr. Greg has ministered in many areas over the years from small group leader, Children’s Pastor, Associate Pastor, Men’s Ministry, and full time missionary. He is known by many as “Babu” (which means grandfather in Swahili). Over the last 13 years, God has used him to build 7 different projects of orphanages and christian schools, as well as many churches. One of his focuses is to help them become self-sustaining.