The Maranatha Integrated Schools Project
In 1989, newlyweds Rev. Patrick and Eva Walusimbi left Kampala to found the Golgotha Missions Church. Their original vision was to develop and serve a small, rural congregation. However, Uganda was emerging from years of civil war in which over 500,000 had been killed. In addition, the country was beginning to feel the full effects of the devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic. Both tragedies left countless destitute and orphaned children behind. The Walusimbis found children coming to them, seeking food and shelter. First they took one child in to live with their family, then another, then another. As word spread of the care the Walusimbis provided for disadvantaged children, the stage was being set for the start of the Maranatha Schools.
Currently, MISP is made up of five schools, four primary and one secondary vocational. All together the schools serve roughly 1,300 orphaned and vulnerable children.