Here is a list of all of our Community Projects and work that have happened in the country of Uganda. Below are links to stories and updates on various projects.

  • Posted on March 16, 2023 12:00 am

    Today's Community Project Update features a Thank You from Musana Community (Kampala, Uganda). You might remember that Musana had made request which we filled in August of 2020. Months of delays in shipping items to the African nation which was shut-down effectively because of COVID-19, the gear arrived in 2021; however, many schools and government agencies were still closed down due to the pandemic and Musana wasn't able to distribute and start using the gear until last year (2022). We're excited to share a video thank you update (also viewable here on our YouTube channel and on our front web page). Originally, Soccer Chaplains United sent Musana the nearly 900 lbs of soccer gear in converted shipping containers which were built out to function as school and medical rooms to the community center in rural Uganda (outside of Kampala). Team Musana Pre-match photo with the opponent Celebrating a goal! Remember,

  • Posted on October 27, 2022 12:00 am

    Partner church Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church made their way to Uganda this past summer. The team made a request for soccer gear from Soccer Chaplains United's Community Project program. You can see what gear we were able to provide by clicking here. They share a final update on the trip and how it went below. Uganda This year our church was able to take a team of high school students to Uganda to partner with Youth for Christ (YFC) Uganda in serving schools in the town of Matugga. One of things that always helps our team connect with the Ugandan people is the game of soccer. In bringing different types of gear and uniforms we connect relationally with the YFC team as well as empower them to connect with their community.  YFC Uganda is involved with local schools helping combat early dropouts and teen pregnancies. One of the ways they

  • Posted on July 14, 2022 12:00 am

    Late last week, two teams from partner church Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church made their way to Ethiopia and Uganda. Both teams made requests for soccer gear from Soccer Chaplains United's Community Project request program. You can follow the teams progress and blog updates below. Ethiopia This family trip runs from July 9—24. Serving alongside Hope for the Fatherless, an orphan ministry in the capital city of Addis Ababa that seeks to meet the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children and place them in loving families through domestic adoption and reunification, as well as develop a culture of adoption and orphan care in Ethiopia and around the world. Project Fulfillment: 3 One-World Play balls35 jerseys4 jackets3 goalkeeper sets (gloves, shorts, jersey, socks)32 pounds total Check out how the CCPC Ethiopia team is doing! Uganda Student ministry trip runs from July 10-26. The team serves once again with Uganda Youth for Christ, who

  • Posted on June 9, 2022 6:00 am

    Soccer Chaplains United church partner Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church (CCPC), next month, returns to Kampala, Uganda to serve alongside Youth for Christ Uganda. The church has been sending teams to work alongside YFC-Uganda since 2007. This year will be especially impactful as the team looks to support and encourage the staff and volunteers, especially after all the hardship of these past few years due to COVID. YFC-Uganda Staff share about the love of Jesus after a soccer game While the team is in Uganda, they will serve at the Mirembe House, a home for single pregnant teens to live and find care. Additionally, they will help to support school outreaches, put on a sports ministry camp, and help with other work projects as needed. The team will take some time at the end of the trip to see and experience the beauty of Africa with a short safari in Murchison

  • Posted on August 6, 2020 8:00 am

    Today, I will be taking a long drive to deliver the soccer gear and equipment for the Musana Community Project Request. Musana, currently, is the only project that has been able to try and get off the ground in a year stifled by COVID-19. With many countries and non-profit and NGO's hampered by the global pandemic, Musana continues to try and move forward with their plan to send converted shipping containers (doubling as school and medical rooms) to rural Uganda (outside of Kampala). Originally, Soccer Chaplains United was able to fill about 10 bins with about 425 lbs. of soccer gear and equipment; but when Valor canceled their trip to Costa Rica and with many churches and groups canceling the typical summer mission trips, the opportunity came to provide Musana with more. Last month, a packing day with some local Christian high school student volunteers helped get Musana double what

  • Posted on January 9, 2020 5:00 am

    Musana Community Development is the first Community Project request for Soccer Chaplains United for 2020. Musana is a non-profit located in Uganda, which started 11 years ago, when Colorado natives Andrea and Leah Pauline traveled to Uganda for a summer internship. Witnessing extreme poverty and corruption at a local orphanage, they knew they had to help. Shortly after starting Musana, the girls began partnering with local Ugandans to empower them to BE THE CHANGE in their own community. That is when their vision shifted and they realized a new way to tackle poverty. Led and envisioned by local Ugandans, Musana is not a charity, but a sustainable solution. Bringing economic and social development together, Musana uses social enterprises as a catalyst for change. Musana is breaking the cycle of poverty through an integrated, holistic approach that is restoring hope and dignity by pointing to the local people, in helping them

  • Posted on August 22, 2019 5:00 pm

    The team from partner church, Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, returned from Kampala, Uganda and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July. The team of 19 students and leaders returned with some great stories and pictures of their time in these two African countries.  While the team was in Uganda, they ministered with Youth for Christ (YFC). Youth for Christ has recently moved from the capital city of Kampala to the city of Matugga. On their new property, they have a soccer field where they hold community soccer games. On one of the days the CCPC team were there, YFC invited kids from the community and nearby schools to come play soccer in their field. Members of the CCPC team went down to the field to meet the kids. After meeting the people who came, they had the opportunity to give their new friends the gift of Rapids jerseys. They continued to grow

  • Posted on June 24, 2019 10:14 am

    The youth group at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, one of Soccer Chaplains United's partner churches, will be taking a trip to Kampala, Uganda and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July. A team of 19 students and leaders, passionate about serving the Lord and others, will leave for a couple of weeks to travel to Ethiopia and Uganda and work with different groups and organizations in each country. Our team is excited about this opportunity to participate in how God is working across the world. We are going on this trip to love, bless, and encourage people in Uganda and Ethiopia.Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church Trip Participant For the first part of the trip, the team from Cherry Creek will be running a VBS for Hope for the Fatherless. Hope for the Fatherless is an organization that seeks to cultivate a culture of adoption in Ethiopia. Ethiopia has a major orphan crisis that

  • Posted on August 3, 2017 6:00 am

    The Timothy Project: CCPC Uganda 2017 Update is pleased to report that through the soccer gear donated by CrossTraining many lives in the outskirts of Kampala were changed for the good.  Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church (CCPC) is a valued ministry partner of CrossTraining.  Through this partnership Timothy Project donations have touched the lives of hundreds of people in Uganda over the years. This trip, in particular, brought great encouragement to both CCPC and CrossTraining as a former member of Youth For Christ Uganda (YFC) has established and is leading his own soccer league.  His name is JP and he was deeply involved with a previous CCPC trip to Uganda.  Unbeknownst to the CCPC team, JP has since launched his own soccer program in the very same slum neighborhood in which he grew up.  Youth For Christ chose the location to give the soccer gear.  When the team arrived to the

  • Posted on June 15, 2017 6:00 am

    The Timothy Project: CCPC Uganda 2017 trip will see a team of adults and students from CrossTraining's  partner church, Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church head to Kampala, Uganda for a couple weeks of ministry. . The team consisting of adult leaders and students, will over two weeks, serve in a number of ways. From school visits and participating in school ministry, to partnering with and hearing stories from Youth For Christ leaders, to visiting with pregnant teenagers at the Mirembe House. The team will also have a day of soccer ministry, playing with the street kids of Kampala and also work on a service project in Gulu with a safari experience at the end of the trip. CCPC has made a regular trip of going to Uganda and also utilized the Timothy Project when a team went in 2015. New to the team for this year is Cameron Bristol, who shared his excitement