God revitalizes whole communities when we apply His Word holistically.
25 years of war in northern Uganda and 60 years in South Sudan have torn apart the social fabric of generations. Communities now in war or postwar are often missing a healthy church, educational system, and economic structure. Favor’s model of community revitalization has been informed by almost 20 years of work and recognizes the church and the Word of God as the center of sustainable, ongoing community development.
Our process begins by meeting village leaders to obtain their support and to schedule a three-day evangelistic outreach that yields a new body of believers and an ongoing prayer community who are trained and discipled through our two-month Portable Bible School (PBS).
During the PBS, villagers gather every weekday morning to receive health and wellness training. Trauma counseling addresses their emotional needs, while health education teaches basic hygiene, sanitation, and mother and child wellness. Family development classes raise parents’ aspirations and clarify family values by equipping them with skills in communication, child development, effective discipline, parenting styles and relationship building as well as the ability to assess and address family concerns.
Morning sessions also include women’s empowerment and instruction in vocational skills. Afternoons hold classes in evangelism, discipleship, holy living, church leadership, prayer and character building. Youth outreach takes place every weekend through Bible studies, vacation Bible schools, purity and morality teaching, and sports outreach.