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

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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.

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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