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We all know of the many challenges faced by all young people, and the particular challenges faced by young men born into multi-generational poverty. Educational opportunities can be limited both within and outside the home, mentors and social capital can be lacking,...
We Love You, Too

We Love You, Too

“We love you, too. Come back soon.” That parting phrase from Robert, the COO of the Bududa Learning Center, slipped past me at first. He’d caught a ride with us to Mbale, so when he hopped out I stuck my arm out the window and said “We love you, Robert!” His reply,...
Exploring the Bududa Loop

Exploring the Bududa Loop

The porch of the guest house is a pretty amazing place. It’s a little ways up a hill, overlooking the main loop road in the valley (we’ve been calling it the ‘Bududa Loop’) and you can soak in all the sights and sounds: people talking to each other along the road,...
Hey Boda-boda!

Hey Boda-boda!

I rode a Boda Boda this morning, which was both terrifying and thrilling. Driving through Kampala, we saw these motorcycle taxis threading in and around traffic with their fares clinging to the back. They’d dart around larger vehicles and take to the sidewalks when it...
Malembe (Hello!) from Bududa

Malembe (Hello!) from Bududa

It takes two days, three flights, and eight hours on a bus to get to Bududa, Uganda. We’re in the first few years of a new partnership with the Bududa Learning Center, which is a school dedicated to educating and equipping children and young adults in one of the most...
Become a Billingsville Literacy Tutor

Become a Billingsville Literacy Tutor

Make an impact and help a child strengthen their reading skills! Why this matters The story of Myers Park Presbyterian Church and Billingsville is one of partnership focusing on helping all children to succeed. Reading proficiently by the third grade is a critical...
CrossRoads Service Opportunity

CrossRoads Service Opportunity

CrossRoads Learn to Swim Program Chaperones and Dinner Drop-Off, July 16-August 14, Grier Heights Community Center. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 people die from unintentional drowning every single day, and for black children, the...
Fearless Love: El Salvador Mission Recap

Fearless Love: El Salvador Mission Recap

2018 El Salvador Youth Mission Team Last week, our high school youth had a fantastic opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity El Salvador through MPPC’s partnership in the Getsemani community. During our time we focused on two goals in our mission: building homes...
Images of El Salvador

Images of El Salvador

What images come to mind when you think of El Salvador? Is it the lush landscape dotted with coconut and mango trees, the majestic misty tops of the more than 20 volcanoes? Or maybe is the people, with big smiles and even bigger hearts? Maybe you consider the years of...