I am so thrilled to have accepted a job as the programs management intern with International Justice Mission in their Gulu, Uganda office, starting September of 2019.
IJM’s mission is to, “protect the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.”
I am going to be the programs management intern and am excited to be a support staff for the team in Gulu, helping to manage investigations, casework, and aftercare. The Gulu office focuses on violence against women, specifically intimate partner violence. To learn more about some specific work they’re doing in Gulu, you can read this article, or this one, which outlines some recent successes they’ve had. To watch a video on some of the IJM work in Uganda (including their Kampala office) click here.
This position is one that is fully self-funded, so I will need to raise roughly upwards of $20,000 to cover every expense possible for the entire year. There are multiple ways you can help support me financially, which would be such an amazing blessing, but that is not the only way to support me on this adventure.
To support me financially, you can access my GoFundMe here. I am so grateful for any and all support, it truly adds up and is what will enable me to do this work. This money will go towards: immigration costs, visas, work permit, flights, rent, utilities, security, transportation, meals/groceries, medical care, international insurance, etc,.
Support in prayer is also something that would be so amazing. As the time draws closer more specific prayers will be outlined, but for now simply the prayer that this whole process glorifies the Lord and draws me closer to him and his provision. Pray that anxiety about transition is low and that I can give it to the Lord.