R.A.U. by God’s grace seeks to minister to the physical needs of the region.
- Currently we are seeking funds for 10 water wells in the remote nearby Metu Mountains where we are doing church planting. At this time (May 11, 2018) bore holes have been done in the villages of Aya, Ijujo, Cinyi, Alugodu, and Arapi. Because of the rough and remote terrain our costs have increased to $8,000 per bole hole. We are working closely with a local Moyo driller ,local Metu Community Churches and Metu Sub-County.
- R.A.U. is working along with Missionary Agricultural Resource Services(M.A.R.S.) to equip pastors and their congregations through agricultural development strategies. During leadership retreats, one of our days of training includes agricultural training, both in classroom and out in the field. R.A.U. has implemented, in partnership with M.A.R.S. and Moyo TBS radio station, a weekly, 2-hour call-in Agricultural Radio program which is done by Apiku Emmanuel, R.A.U.’s Agricultural Extension Officer, and reaches a broader community in the West Nile region. R.A.U.’s 17-acre compound serves as a demo plot for numerous agricultural projects. Apiku Emmanuel also works closely with Metu and Moyo farmers. Recently we have also been bringing members of the community to RAU for both day and multi-day training in agricultural , business planning, and entrepreneurship.
Apiku Emmanuel Agricultural videos:
- As funding allows we seek to help children in the area who have disabilities which can be corrected surgically. We are working with several hospitals to help these children with special needs.