For the Love of One Man

Dearest Family and Friends-

Many of you know of the recent loss of our best friend, Micah. If you didn’t know Micah, I encourage you to read and/or listen about his life here, here or here. We will continue to miss him every day this side of Heaven. But we trust and believe that we will see him again, and that’s when forever will begin.

Micah had planned to lead a team from our church to Uganda in 5 weeks. We had not planned to travel and serve this year. Fikirte just returned home from Spain, and all five of our children are attending Christ in Youth conferences this summer. Those trips seemed like they would be enough for our family and our family’s budget.

However, our Uganda team is now left without a leader. Ryan and I were with Micah and his wife, Laura, in 2013 when we first served Amaka Children’s Home. We consider it an honor to step jointly into the leadership role for this year’s trip to Uganda.

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The team has almost completely funded a well that will be used to provide clean water for the first time to Amaka and the surrounding community. We will help the home provide food and multiple services to hundreds of Ugandans. It will be humbling to work with Pastor Samuel and his family and staff again. They work tirelessly.

This trip is generally something we would save for over time and fund, but we simply don’t have the resources or more specifically the time. Ryan and I need to raise approximately $6000 by July 5th. That date is a mere two weeks away.

Micah was a prayerful man, and we know he would have led the charge in praying and believing that this can be accomplished. Can we ask each of you to join us in that prayer—that the finances will be provided that will allow us to serve the people of Amaka Children’s Home and the surrounding community? Many others on the team also need to complete their fundraising and could use your prayers, as well. Their names are Alexis, Garrett, Jacob, Madison, and Stormy. Please pray for them by name. We ask for that and more in the prayers for his wife, Laura, and daughter, Ashton, who are still fundraising and will be traveling to serve a place that the Wakeman family loves so much.

We are boldly believing that these funds will come. If you are able to help us financially, you can make the check out to ‘MPCC’ and mail the check to our church with ‘Mott – Uganda’ on the memo line. If you prefer to give electronically, please contact me and I can provide that information.

Above all, may the Lord’s name be praised through this trip.

~Deanne & Ryan


Mt. Pulaski Christian Church

115 N. Washington St

Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548

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