Location: Tanzania, Africa
Ministry Focus: Jamie and Misty along with their four children; Kayleigh, Kaleb, Judie and Lucas are in Mwanza, Tanzania, serving with Villages of Hope Africa (VOH Africa). The mission of VOH Africa is to bring lasting hope to children at risk so they can embrace adulthood and become contributing members of society. VOH Africa provides education, nutrition, health care and shelter for orphans and vulnerable children. Jamie’s role as Project Manager in Tanzania is bringing hope to a community in need through the development and building of a new location, VOH Bulale. Misty’s role of VOH Africa Administrator directly affects the lives the over 3000 children in 9 locations in 6 Sub-Saharan African countries as she administrates for VOH Africa as a whole.
The Duggan family’s mission statement is: “We will step out in faith into the impossible and see the miraculous hand of God.” Their desire is to be the hands and feet of Jesus, being vessels of His great love for all of His children. Their favourite life verse is James 1:27, which says "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
Ministry History: The Duggan family previously served at Village of Hope Kenya (VOH Kenya) for a 2 year Global Worker Assignment. Jamie's role was VOH Kenya Project Manager overseeing the building of several new buildings including high school classrooms, medical clinic, administration building and school washrooms facilities. Misty’s role was VOH Kenya Assistant Administrator where she assisted with daily administrative duties. Their family ran a community Sunday school program in which up to 150 children came every week to hear the Gospel message and learn of God’s love for each of them.
- Pray for financial provision to be fully funded for sustainable ministry in Tanzania.
- Pray for the grace needed to learn Swahili in order to understand and speak the local language.
- Pray for wisdom and strength as our family adapts, enculturates and immerses ourselves into Tanzanian culture.