Since getting married, we’ve prayed God would lead us on His adventure and for our hearts to be aligned with the underserved of the world. That journey has taken us out of our culture, landing us in Uganda working with Congolese Refugee women, and launching a humanitarian media company, Designed4.
Our son Porter joined our adventure in 2013, born in Kampala Uganda and two years later Judah joined our little tribe. We currently live and work in southwest Uganda.
We are missionaries with World Venture, a missions organization working towards lasting impact for the good news of Christ around the world. World Venture has been around since 1943, has over 500 missionaries in the field and works in 70 countries around the world. You can learn more about this amazing organization here.
– Micah, Betsy, Porter + Judah
Refugee Women’s Group // Uganda
The war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has lasted over two decades, killing millions and been infamous for using rape as a weapon of warfare. God grew our hearts for the Congolese as Betsy studied the DRC conflict during graduate school. When we experienced first hand Congolese fleeing into Uganda by the thousands in 2012, we realize how strategic Uganda was in working with DRC refugees.
After a year of on the ground research, we began a women’s group in the refugee settlement to encourage and empower women who were dealing with trauma and hopelessness. We travel weekly to the refugee settlement to build relationships and walk through a pilot carriculum designed for women who have experienced trauma and dig into the healing Jesus offers. We are excited to press forward in helping bring restoration, hope and empowerment to women in the refugee settlements.
Designed4 // Humanitarian Media
In 2012 we launched a humanitarian media company – Designed4 to communicate powerful stories from East Africa that connect cultures, empower people and inspire action. It was created on the truth that God calls us to live out of what we are designed for, and we want to empower others to do the same. Designed4 is based in Uganda, serving non-profits and social enterprises through video, photography, design and story. Our vision is to develop the business into a training ground for nationals to grow in the craft of creative media. How amazing for Africans to tell their own stories!