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Members of the New Life Fellowship Church and Evangelical Free Church of Grant who went on a second trip from July 26 to Aug. 4 are Dennis Watkins, Ron Regier, Troy Kemling, Jeff Michael, James Harms, Vince Carrig and Brett Bullock. Jeff Michael had gone in January with his wife Tricia. 


By Darci Tomky

The Holyoke Enterprise 

One Holyoke, Colo. couple’s heart  for missions has gone hand in hand perfectly with their heart for Africa. In the last several months, Jeff and Tricia Michael have become involved in a program focused on the children of Kayango, Uganda, including two trips to this African village.

 “Africa’s got my heart big time,” said Tricia. 

 ven though Tricia has felt called to Africa since age 9, it wasn’t until an opportunity with churches in Grant, Neb. came along did she get to see her dream become a reality. 

 vangelical Free and New Life Fellowship churches in Grant sponsor a care point for children in Uganda through an organization called Children’s HopeChest based out of Colorado Springs.

 he group follows a “community to community” model where the churches here partner with the community in Africa to bring about holistic, sustainable change.

 ricia said the village has around 5,000 people including 4,000 children. One hundred of those children in Kayango are sponsored by individuals from Grant.

 hrough the sponsorship, kids still live in a home setting with their parents or guardians, but they can walk to the care point where they receive food and some teaching from disciplers on English and the Bible.

 ne of Jeff and Tricia’s goals is to set up sponsorships in Holyoke and Haxtun, Colo.


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