Petra Kids Ministries serves Ugandan children

Petra Kids Ministries serves Ugandan children

Jan Creveling

First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa member, Karen McMillan, traveled to Aduku, Uganda, for the fifth time since sponsoring Petra Kids Ministries (PKM) students, but the first time in three years due to the pandemic. She went with Petra, the executive director, to meet with some of the school administrators and visit homes of her seven sponsored students.

She was thrilled to see their growth developmentally, spiritually and academically. She noted that they were taller than three years ago and thankfully very healthy. They were very confident in using English in their communications with Karen, but more talkative when Petra spoke with them in their native language. They delightfully shared stories about their classes and activities at the school.

A highlight for Karen was being with 14-year-old Dora who is going into the eighth grade this year. Karen asked if she could pray for Dora and her family sharing that it was a very moving moment and brought her close to joyous tears to see how Dora had grown in her faith as she expressed her love for Jesus.

PKM is vising Uganda July 12 -23, 2023, to see the newly constructed mission house … a location for visitors to worship with the students, teachers and their caregivers. We will witness what God has accomplished through this ministry. For information, email or call or 918-277-9112.

About the author: Jan Creveling is a First Church member, past chair of the PKM Board and currently on the PKM Advisory Board. Jan and Dwight sponsor five students at the PKM Christian School.