Scripture tells us that “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.” (James 1:27) Tukutana aims to encourage and support pastors, congregants, and individuals as they endeavor to exemplify “pure and faultless” religion by helping to meet the physical and spiritual needs of Uganda’s orphans and widows. Through the implementation of high-quality initiatives, Tukutana strives to be a Godly example to its beneficiaries and partner organizations. Most importantly, all Tukutana activities incorporate Biblical principles and teachings designed to help Tukutana project leaders and the children they serve develop spiritually.
The Biblical Impetus Behind Our Work
Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring one another. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!
Show love to foreigners.
“Let all who seek God’s help be encouraged.”
“The Lord looks down on earth and sees the whole human race. From His throne He observes all who live on earth.”
I Corinthians 3:5-9
We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building.