Here at Emmaus Church, we believe God’s call to lovingly advance the gospel of Jesus through sacrificial service and proclamation not only includes our local context of Northeast Georgia, but also a global outreach. In Matthew 28:19-20, King Jesus commands those of us who are his disciples to go out into “all the world” and make disciples of “all nations”. No local church is exempt from this commandment!
The primary way that Emmaus Church engages our command to make disciples of all nations is through a long-term gospel-partnership with a small village in Western Uganda called Kaihura. Since 2014, we have sent three teams and engaged in multiple ongoing projects to help develop their community, strengthen their churches, and make disciples of their people.
In addition to our church-wide initiatives in Kaihura, the individual families of Emmaus Church are heavily invested in gospel-partnership here as well. 75+ children from Kaihura, Uganda are sponsored by Emmaus families in order to provide food, education, and clothes for these beautiful children. Our Children’s Ministry also sponsors several children from Kaihura, giving our kids the opportunity to engage in global missions as well.
On an annual basis (typically in the summer) we send at least one short-term missions team to the village of Kaihura, Uganda, in a gospel-centered effort to strengthen local churches, minister to orphans, train pastors, work on efforts to bring clean water to the people of Kaihura, equip school teachers, and much more.