Joshua Rattin is the Country Director and also coordinates the Pastoral Leadership Development ministries. His wife Abigail is ministry head for the Disabilities Ministry, Medical Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, and Short Term Volunteer Coordinator for the ACTION Uganda team. She has a heart for special needs children. The Rattins arrived in Uganda in 2011. Their five children, Grace (11), Moses (9), Ana (7), Noah (5), and Micah Otim (3), love living in Gulu, Uganda.
Mariana "Anna" Pedrosa joined the team in Gulu in 2013 to become the head teacher at Jesus is the Truth Nursery & Primary School, ACTION Uganda's Christ-centered school for vulnerable children.
Kathy Matthews is raising support to join the team fulltime, Lord willing in 2016.
Pastoral Leadership Development (PLD) is a key ministry as we believe that the answer to the world's brokeness comes only through Jesus Christ and that through the Church. In the north, the PLD team studies together several times a week to prepare to take conferences to rural pastors in remote regions of Northern Uganda. They focus on 4 locations to build upon solid foundations. Guest pastors from abroad join the team several times a year to contribute additional expertise as needed.
Dr. Abigail coordinates the medical ministry which spans across ministries and includes ministry to the missionary community to help other missionaries stay on the field. Funds are always needed as the team strives to provide the best possible medical care to the most vulnerable.
"WHERE YOU LIVE SHOULD NOT DECIDE WHETHER YOU LIVE OR WHETHER YOU DIE". These words are found on the outline of the African continent, part of a design on T-shirts and hoodies, created to raise funds for the ministry of ACTION Gulu. To order a T-shirt or hoodie, or find out more about this fund-raiser, click onhere. (See image of the Tshirt sported by ACTION Canada missionary, Scott Gillespie)
ACTION Gulu: Deliver me - a photo compilation video on the 12 years of ministry that pioneer ACTION missionaries, Jerry and Candis Bingham, have been involved with in N.Uganda (thanks to ACTION missionaries, Rich and Joy Sayer, who created it).
Missionaries in Uganda
Mariana (Anna) Pedrosa
Joshua & Dr. Abigail Rattin
Jim & Kappy Robinette
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NewslettersClick on an item below to open the document in a new window.
ACTION Uganda Christmas and year end letter 2014
Home of Love annual report 2014
School mid-year report 2014
Pastoral Leadership Development mid-year 2014
Children in Crisis Focus Newsletter Issue 4 2014
Home of Love resource room report 2014
Home of Love September 2014
Home of Love August 2014
Home of Love June 2014
Home of Love May 2014
Home of Love April 2014