In 2006, the Rocky Mountain Bible Church (RMBC) was invited to participate in a short-term mission trip to plant a church in Uganda. It was a unique ministry of collaboration: the Presbytery provided the church-planting strategy and a work force who served as logistical planners and translators. The U.S. church (RMBC) provided the finances to build the new church and a team who covered the community with a hut-to-hut evangelistic campaign.
The end result of that week’s missionary effort was a newly planted church filled with new believers in Jesus Christ and a new Ugandan pastor under the supervision and guidance of the Presbytery.
Chuck and Nancie Read visited Uganda on a similar trip for the first time in 2010. Immediately, they fell in love with the children and were moved by their desperate conditions – the lack of food, clean water, health care and families to love them. But, more than that, Chuck and Nancie saw despair in the eyes of these children who lived without hope. As they returned home, God began to stir in their hearts. Then, 3-years later, God called them to start King’s Kids Africa and they were determined to do what they could to provide loving homes, physical care and a church family.
As members of RMBC and founders of King’s Kids Africa, Chuck and Nancie want to continue the legacy of RMBC by returning to Uganda to build orphan homes, schools and churches. Most importantly, they want to bring hope, a love for Jesus Christ and sustainable change to the lives of the orphans and the entire community.