Entries by Kings Kids Africa

2023 Year-End Letter

Last year at this time, the captain of our Antarctic Cruise ship, SH Vega, was calmly trying to navigate the treacherous waters of the Drake Passage. We were in the grips of the “Drake Shake”, on our return trip from a wonderful time on Antarctica, and quickly losing “ground” as we battled the fierce conditions that pushed us backward more than propelled us forward. Many passengers were below decks, feeling a bit seasick. I was at the right place at the right time in the 7th level upper lounge, when a rogue wave towered over the top of the ship. There was a spontaneous gasp as we watched it through the floor to ceiling windows, felt it, and then road it out in awed silence, holding on to whatever we could grab.

The relentless crashing waves delayed our return and it became apparent that we would all be missing our return flights home. After safely returning to Argentina a day late, getting our land legs back, scrambling to find available last-minute flights on December 31; we made our connections and spent an unconventional New Year’s Eve soaring over the vastness of who-knows-where.

Despite the challenges, the tumultuous passage and unexpected turn of events created an unforgettable last chapter of 2022.

2022 Year-End Letter

Merry Christmas to each of our dear sponsors, donors, friends and families. We love each of you and we could never sustain our ministry without you! May God bless you and your families during this Christmas season.

Added 18 more children to our existing homes (for a total of 132)
Baptized 112 Children (who professed their faith In Jesus Christ) – PRAISE GOD
Presented Bibles to 126 Children
Established 2 Pigeries and 6 Chicken Coops for Long-Term Sustainability
Continued Sewing Ministry for Long-Term Sustainability
Honored by Kiwanis Club of Gallatin, Tennessee
Hosted Mission Trip to Uganda (for 8)
Organized/Hosted Giving University Trip to Uganda (for 12)

Prayer Requests

Lift up our Heavenly Father in praise for the great things He has done! Thank God for the divine calling He has placed upon each of us in our work with KKA. Thank God for His financial provisions and each of our sponsors. Ask God for His blessings and protection over the children, the house […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Many of you have asked how the Coronavirus has impacted the country of Uganda and our King’s Kids.  At the end of March, the government of Uganda closed their borders for 30 days.  Since then they have relaxed some of the restrictions on its people, but like much of the U.S., there continue to be […]

Final Thoughts from Our Trip to Uganda

Final Thoughts by Chuck & Nancie Our trip to Uganda this year was amazing!  Every year, Uganda feels a little more like home.  Every year, we grow closer to our children, the Pastors and members of the local churches.  We just returned home less than a week ago and we are already dreaming about next […]

My Interpreter – My Friend

  An exciting time for each of us was the morning when we met our interpreter for the first time. Young men, who were students at the local Seminary, would gather in Mbale to greet us and offer their time and linguistic talents for the week to come. I remember meeting my assigned interpreter, Peter, […]

God Redeems the Time

While going through the process of applying for Recognition of Exemption for King’s Kids Africa, Chuck had asked how long it might take. The attorney’s response was longer than Chuck had hoped for, (8-9 months), so the question was rephrased and instead he wanted to know what was the fastest time that any non-profit organization […]

Please Don’t Send Me to Africa

Many years ago I had the honor of directing many beautiful children in a stage play entitled, “Please Don’t Send Me to Africa”. We all learned so much during that show and we prayed that our hearts would follow wherever God called us. Guess where God called this Director??? When we first arrived in a […]