Jade and Shelah Acker


Location:
Uganda

Commissioned: 2004

Jade and Shelah Acker live and serve in Uganda, where they are committed to doing holistic ministry through Refuge and Hope International, an organization the organization that they operate, Refuge and Hope International, an organization they started in 2004. 
 
Through Refuge and Hope, the Ackers focus on the poor and marginalized, particularly women and children. The Ackers partner with churches and nonprofit organizations in the renewal of God's world, promoting justice and the respect for the diginity of all people. As advocates for children of war, they provide mentorship opportunities for Sudanese former child soldiers. 
 
In their work as Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel, the Ackers seek to mobilize efforts and resources to alleviate suffering, and to offer love, care, assistance and friendship.

Through Refuge and Hope, the Ackers focus on the poor and marginalized, particularly women and children. Refuge and Hope aims to assist the poor and marginalized, advocate for children of war, partner with churches and organizations, and promote social justice and the dignity of all people. They serve with many urban refugees, teaching English, computers and Bible classes. They also provide mentorship opportunities for Sudanese former child soldiers.

Related Stories:
• 2011 Oct./Nov. fellowship!: Blessed are the peacemakers

Related Media:
• Video: Providing Refuge and Hope in Uganda
• Photos: Sharing Hope in Sub-Saharan Africa


 

 

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