Hey there! We are Josh and Amanda Palmeri. We're from Center Moriches, NY, and we've been married for one year already! We're just two people on the journey of life together, and we're commited to doing mainly two things...
In aiming to do these two things, we have found there's no higher fulfillment in anything else!
Read on to see what we're up to here...
Mityana, Uganda! Uganda is located near the central region of Africa.
Here are a few facts on the country of Uganda:
|Climate||Tropical; generally rainy with
two dry seasons
|Population||32,369,558 (July 2010 estimate)|
|Percentage of population using
adequate sanitation facilities
Rural: 34% (2006 estimate)
|Life expectancy||Male: 51.6 years
Female: 53.8 years (2010 estimate)
|Percentage of population living below $1.25 a day||52% (1992-2007 study)|
The #1 reason of why we're travelling approximately 7,000 miles across the Atlantic ocean is to share the love and hope of Jesus that we have inside. His love is all that matters, and He gives it freely for us to receive and live in freedom.
Amanda and I travelled to Uganda once before, about 15 months ago, with a group of 20+. That trip included a medical clinic for the community, installation of a new fence around King's Kids School and Orphanage , visiting local prisoners & providing basic care. This year, we are returning to provide aid and be of service at Life House Community Church and King's Kids, as well as visiting the children at 100% hOPE .
Most of all, we share the Love of Jesus. As one of our friends put it so well after the last trip was coming to a close, "I wasn't sure if I should come on this trip, or just send the money to the kids so that it could be used for clothes, health supplies and other needs. Now... I'm so glad I came. Embracing the kids and loving them is something that no sum of money can ever buy."
Our friends in Africa suffer from the highest rates of poverty in the world. There is no simple solution, but improvement is so achievable: one gesture of kindness at a time.
With God's Love, anything is possible.
We have an agenda that we are excited about! Here are our main goals:
Soon! We depart on July 26th, 2013, and will return on August 5th, 2013.
There are a number of ways in which you can support the work that we are setting out to do. We ask that you sincerely consider helping in ANY possible way that you can. Thank you so much!