Fifth Graders’ Valentines Received in Uganda

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Fifth grader Taylor Henderson shows the card and bracelet she made for the children in Uganda

In celebration of Valentine’s Day this year, Liberty Christian fifth grade students had a “Valentine’s Party with a Purpose” by sharing candy and making cards and bracelets for children in Uganda. They learned just recently that the packages they sent to Uganda were received. 

“Each fifth grade student brought a bag of candy for the children of New Hope Uganda, and made 100 friendship bracelets and cards,” said Amy Funderburk, fifth grade teacher. 

“Before the envelopes were sealed, students took pictures of themselves with their friendship bracelet and included it with their handmade cards.” 

Fifth graders partnered with Four Corners Ministries (FCM) that serves orphans and families in Africa.

Fifth grader Adam Johnson displays the bracelet and card he sent to Uganda

Uganda, a country along the equator, has a population of more than 30 million people. 

Matt and Jamie East of FCM said, “As we unpacked the candy and cards in Uganda, we were amazed by the love that Liberty students poured in to making the cards and envelopes extra special. 

“The day after we gave one of our students her gift, her mother came up to us crying and saying thank you for the card.” 

New Hope Uganda is a non-denominational, evangelical Christian orphan center and school serving in Nakaseke District, Uganda, since 1986.

Children from Uganda show the cards and pictures they received from Liberty students

Ugandan girl receives her card from Liberty

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