Let's Start Over...
Admittedly, it's been too long. It's been too long since we communicated with you. It's been too long since we've been on the ground in Uganda. It's been too long since we have seen some of you. That all changes very soon!
At the start of the pandemic, DMI had to pivot. Ugandan schools closed for what seemed longer than any other country. With students home, markets closed, and lockdown in place basic needs took center stage. Thankfully, with the help of our generous network we provided food provisions for each family through the remainder of the pandemic. Needless to say, we are so grateful.
As the pandemic winds down though, it's time to take stock of our mission. Somethings are working. Somethings are not. Over the next couple of months DMI is undertaking a reset. We're taking a hard look at our programs and evaluating what should continue and what shouldn't. We're seeking advice from potential partner organizations and exploring ways we can work together to meet the needs of those in our care. We're recognizing that we have some difficult decisions to make in the short-term in order to flourish in the long-term.
To wrap up this first entry - let us start by asking for some forgiveness. Over the last year, our board hasn't informed you well. We lost touch. We got distracted with everything that was going on throughout the world at large and in our personal lives. Some of us got married. Some of us dealt with illness. Some of us dealt or are dealing with loss. Still, we have to do better for our small mission and this is the beginning of something new.
So, can we start over? We're Dragonfly Mission International and we serve a small community of families in Jinja, Uganda through a church called Victory Center. Our friend, Pastor Musokey Godfrey, provides food and care to these families each month. Can you help us?