Karen Lubbers Uganda

Karen Lubbers, a member of Bethel Newmarket CRC, is serving with Global Outreach Mission in Soroti, Uganda, in partnership with Christian Reformed World Missions (CRWM).  In 2009 Karen first moved to Uganda for a 10 month vision trip, and during her time there she tutored missionary children, prayed with and encouraged former LRA child soldiers, read to and knit with people who are blind, and taught Sunday school.  

Returning home in 2010, Karen spent almost a year in prayer, discerning God’s calling to go back on the mission field full time.  Having also spent 3 years with CRWM in the Philippines, from 2001-2004, she knew what it was like to be away from home and to serve God for long periods of time in a third world country.  The Lord clearly paved the way for Karen to return to Uganda.

Since 2011, Karen has been sharing Jesus in Soroti as a full-time missionary.  Children’s ministry is exciting – as she helps to train teachers in creative teaching methods, colourful curriculum like that of OneHope, and sports as an evangelism tool.  Karen also cherishes her time with the children – participating in school assemblies, religious education classes, Bible club, kids camp, and neighbourhood entertainment.  Singing and ministering with OIL of GLADNESS brings pure joy to Karen’s life, as they strive to bring a garment of praise to churches and leaders in Soroti.  The band is working on a small piggery project to raise money for musical instruments and equipment.  Karen is also involved in discipleship, friendship evangelism, and just overall encouraging the local church to understand and live in the GRACE of God.

If you would like to support Karen with her work in Uganda, please give at www.missiongo.org or www.crwm.org/donate 


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Tim and Angela Sliedrecht Uganda