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Little Lambs Learning Center
Little Lambs Learning Center is an early childhood learning center located in the village of Senge. Little Lambs is an outreach program that started in December 2018 to provide a quality Christian foundation while educating the neediest in the community.
The Congregation supports Little Lambs Learning Center by sending monetary donations and in the past has mailed school supplies and food items.
WELCA supports Lutheran World Relief by completing a service project each year from a list of projects provided by LWR. The Project for 2021 was assembling Personal Care Kits. In the past WELCA has provided Face Masks, School Kits, and Baby Care Kits. The items for the kits are donated by the Congregation and the kits are distributed by LWR to third world countries in need.
You can donate through their website http://www.littlelambslearningcenteruganda.org/donate.html
or check them out on FACEBOOK.
News and Updates
May 2022 Donation for Little Lambs in Uganda
See the complete photo gallery of all that happened during this project by clicking the button below.
A huge thank you to all who donated and helped to send school supplies to the Little Lambs Christian Learning Center in Uganda! I am so happy that we can continue to help this Christian school that Kristin Schattschneider started with Barbara Sebulime to give the children there an education that would otherwise not be possible for them.
Our Sunday School theme this year was “Helping Hearts and Hands for Jesus.” We chose to use our offerings to help the Little Lambs Learning Center. The pictures that Barbara shares with us show how the children are learning reading, writing, math, along with Bible stories and memory verses. She also does music and dance with the children.
Barbara sent a wish list of things that the school could use. I applied for a Thrivent Action Plan which provided us with a start of $250 for the project. I posted a list of things that people could help with in the Fellowship Hall, and we were blessed! These are some of the things Grace was able to provide with the Thrivent money and very generous people: geometry sets, star stickers and Bible stickers for rewards, glue sticks, Sharpie markers, transparent tape, rulers, pens, pencils, and erasers, pencil sharpeners, crayons, colored chalk and chalkboard erasers, bulletin board borders, folders, magnifying glasses, Ziplock bags in several sizes, disinfectant wipes, tennis balls for outdoor play, jump ropes, birthday candles, and balloons for fun celebrations, Bandaids, Halls cough drops, lip balm and antiseptic ointment as well as some instruments.
Families shopped for items, people shopped alone or with others, and some items were purchased on Amazon with the credit card from Thrivent. Our church generously provided for the Little Lambs! Thank you to all who helped continue to help fulfill Kristin’s dream! On Sunday, May 15th, Pastor Krieger arranged for some real “little lambs'' to come visit as we prepared to send our gifts to the Little Lambs Learning Center in Uganda.
The Wagahoft Friendly Farm petting zoo was set up in the grassy lot, (thanks to the Lincoln Home site). The seven darling animals, little goats, a pig and a bunny were a real hit! Thank you, Pastor Krieger, for making this day extra special! The junior high and high school students packed the boxes and wrote lists of what was in each box which was needed for mailing them.
The younger Sunday School students helped set out the donations, and wrote notes to the Little Lambs, which were included in the boxes. Mark Anderson applied for a Thrivent Action Plan card as well, and this $250 was all used to help with the mailing costs to send these gifts to Uganda. Kim Gietl, Kristin’s sister, has sent many things to the Little Lambs over the years, and she helped with the packing, and with taking the boxes to mail them. Although $250 seems like a lot of money, it just made a small dent in the shipping costs that were over $1000. God continues to bless us, and Grace has been a blessing to this school. If you’d still like to help the Little Lambs, consider making a monetary gift to the Little Lambs. See Kim for more details. Barb sent me a note this morning. I told her 7 boxes were on their way. She replied, “These kids are so blessed! I just look at them and thank God! Thank you for making their world a beautiful place to be. You (Grace) have been an answer to prayer! I want more children in our community to get a chance to escape their life of lack and hardship even if it is just for a few hours when they are with us. I am so grateful to God for bringing you into our lives!” Thank you to everyone who helped provide for this special school in any way!!! God is indeed good!