Back to Africa
by The Press and Standard | May 2, 2019 5:00 am
Last Updated: May 1, 2019 at 11:06 am
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Pastor Phillip M. Taylor Sr. of Saints Center Ministries of Walterboro is making preparations to return to the mission field in Uganda, Africa in July 2019.
As an international outreach representative of The Joshua Group Incorporated, Taylor will continue the expansion of humanitarian outreach initially provided through The Joshua Group trip he attended in January. The mission organized health care screenings, educational workshops for educators, provided healthcare and hygiene supplies, workshops for children, assistance with access to clean and sanitized water and more.
“It is a humbling and honorable commission to share the extension of altruism that is intrinsic to people of the Lowcountry of South Carolina,” Taylor said. “I am fortunate to be surrounded by so many people who demonstrate their great benevolence for people in need.”
The mission to Uganda he supported in January was a heart-opening experience. He said what he witnessed there was true compassion from some of the world’s most vulnerable young children. “Young children, abandoned by parents and relatives, may take shelter in the jungle or among trees but still speak multiple languages and display a great presentation in the gift of sharing. For example, one child was given a small pack of cheese crackers for helping with an exercise. That child shared her pack with several other children she felt had a greater need than she and ultimately ate just half of one cracker.”
Passion and pride are two themes he said left an indelible imprint on his mind. “Roadside artistic metalsmiths or wood craftsman produce awe-inspiring works without the support of personal protective equipment or advanced technological tools,” he said. “If these artisans can manufacture excellent hand-crafted products, there should be a way to help make their shops more safe, which will in turn help improve the air quality.”
Taylor said some regular practices make the air subject to a variety of particulates, supporting a common “cough” throughout the society … dust from dirt roads, methane from farm animals, cooking with charcoal and poor ventilation for construction may contribute to a cough affecting many of the children.”
The Joshua Group’s Summer Humanitarian Mission to Uganda is sending Taylor to extend the mission to the Kagadi, Hoima and Kikube Districts in Uganda. Taylor is asking citizens to make a tax-deductible financial contribution to The Joshua Group for the Summer Mission to Uganda. Donations can be made on The Joshua Group’s website at www.the-joshuagroup.org. Taylor may be contacted directly at email@example.com.
Taylor said he is extremely grateful all of the people who supported the mission to Kampala, as well as the Gayaza and Zirobwe Districts in Uganda this past January. His family, along with members of Saints Center Ministries, various sorority group members, friends and community members, helped to send a generous supply of resources and support.
The Joshua Group is a 501C3 non-profit organization which can be reached at P.O. Box 60310 North Charleston, S.C. 29419. Contact can also be made at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information, view the website at www.the-joshuagroup.org. Levon Smalls is the organization’s founder.