The Nile River Piggery Project - Uganda
In Partnership with Commission International

Each year around Christmas Geist Community Church provides special giving opportunities to support various gospel ministry work around the globe.  In 2014 GCC partnered with Commission International in the nation of Uganda to build a piggery in an impoverished community along the Nile River.  Commission International is the ministry Pastor Matt worked with to train over 400 pastors and leaders in Uganda during a four-day conference in March 2014.  When Pastor Matt visited the land in March 2014 he discovered the piggery had sat unfinished for over a year due to lack of funding (see photos below).

The purpose of the piggery is to provide sustainable food, livestock training and evangelism opportunities with the surrounding community.  In Uganda one of the greatest gifts you can give someone is a pig.  Commission plans to give a portion of their pigs away in order to tell people about the greatest Gift of Jesus (Romans 6:23). The piggery will not only provide Commission International with a tangible presence in the community but will provide long-term income to fund its evangelism efforts that have seen many people come to faith in Jesus over the past few years.  The farm land and additional buildings around the piggery will provide a central location for community events and future pastoral training conducted by Commission International.

Location of the property

Location of the property

The property for the project

The property for the project

Surveying the land

Surveying the land

A piggery that hadn't been completed

A piggery that hadn't been completed

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Bathrooms constructed in anticipation of the project resuming

Bathrooms constructed in anticipation of the project resuming

Supplies delivered and work begins

Supplies delivered and work begins

Mixing mortar by hand

Mixing mortar by hand

After years of being dormant, the piggery construction is resumed

After years of being dormant, the piggery construction is resumed

Adding on to the original piggery building

Adding on to the original piggery building

Walls are being constructed

Walls are being constructed

The walls are completed and the roof is begun

The walls are completed and the roof is begun

Progress on the roof and the property

Progress on the roof and the property

It's all coming together

It's all coming together

Corrugated sheet metal starts to cover the roof

Corrugated sheet metal starts to cover the roof

The doors are installed

The doors are installed

The next step is the windows

The next step is the windows

The windows are installed

The windows are installed

Just a little bit more of the roof needs covered

Just a little bit more of the roof needs covered

The roofing is complete

The roofing is complete

Painting and final touches

Painting and final touches

The piggery and farm are complete

The piggery and farm are complete

Ribbon cutting at the dedication ceremony

Ribbon cutting at the dedication ceremony

The whole community has gathered to celebrate

The whole community has gathered to celebrate

So many people who will be blessed by the resources provided by the piggery and farm

So many people who will be blessed by the resources provided by the piggery and farm

Our partners at Commission International host the event

Our partners at Commission International host the event

The local pastors use the opportunity to share the Gospel

The local pastors use the opportunity to share the Gospel

If you would like to donate to the Nile Farm Project, to help cover additional expenses, such as medications and food for the animals, click the link below to our online giving page. Don't forget to designate the gift for the Nile Farm Project.

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