What does a country do with an extra 33,000 people seeking refuge within its borders?
With the unrest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, refugees have continued streaming across the Uganda border into refugee camps. One such camp is the one at Kyangwali, with only the clothing on their backs.
Even as the formal "Mormon helping hands" season drew to an end, members of the Gulu main and Bardege congregations of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have since gone ahead and performed two major service projects in their communities to the delight of the local leaders.
The 30th of August 2013 marked the formal closure of the Mormon helpings 2013 projects in Uganda. As part of the Mormon helping hands activity for the year 2013, over 700 volunteers worked on over a dozen project giving 3000 man hours of service together with 22 partners spanning the country.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has been commended for doing charity in Uganda without discrimination. This was revealed by the State Minister of gender and cultural affairs, Hon. Rukia Nakadama, when she officiated at a farewell dinner for the former Uganda- Kampala Mission President Eric Jackson and his wife Kaye Jackson who recently completed a three year mission .
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