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Juna Amagara Ministries

Jerry and Margaret met Rev. Ben Tumuheirwe in 1997 when he came to Wheaton from his native Uganda to attend Trinity International University for doctoral studies in theology. A lasting friendship grew with Ben and Lilian and their children Marvel and Najuna. When the family returned to Uganda in 2005, they launched Juna Amagara Ministries (JAM), a ministry of hope for AIDS orphans. Jerry joined the Board of Directors in 2009 and served as chairman of its fundraising committee until 2013.

Jerry and Margaret took their first trip to Uganda in November 2009 and were amazed at the progress the ministry had made in just 5 years. Let them take you on a journey to Kishanje, Ben's home village in the remote, mountainous southwestern corner of Uganda. You won't forget it.

Juna Amagara fulfills the Alive and Well, Inc. philosophy of missions. We are committed to identifying and connecting with indigenous organizations and individuals who are making a difference in their own country. Rather than impose Western styles and solutions, we hope to share resources with and encourage culturally appropriate interventions that can change lives and transform nations.

2010 Juna Amagara Celebration and Banquet Highlights

2010 Juna Amagara Celebration and Banquet from Juna Amagara

Juna Amagara

Overseas Council International

Jerry Webb served on the Board of Directors of Overseas Council, International (OCI) from 1997 to 2013. OCI partners with seminaries, Bible institutes and other strategic ministries by leveraging people, expertise and resources to advance quality Christian leadership training, thus empowering churches around the world to fulfill the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ. The goal of this highly focused ministry is to equip biblical leaders to be effective pastors, teachers, evangelists, missionaries and Christian leaders in their own countries. The ministry is actively engaged in 5 global regions: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America, and Europe.

Jerry has brought his expertise and experience to this ministry throughout the years, but as so often happens with giving, he feels he is receiving so much more. He and Margaret have traveled to many countries with OC and been blessed by the dedication, sacrifice, and courage of Christian leaders ministering joyfully in spite of many hardships. It has turned them from Western focused to globally focused Christians, for which they will always be grateful.

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Village Project Africa

Dr. David Lewis served as president of Overseas Council, Int'l. David and his wife Margaret became personal friends of the Webb's, so they grieved along with hundreds of others when this great man died of a brain tumor in 2005. After David's death, Margaret fulfilled their mutual love for Kenya by partnering with an indigenous pastor to found Village Project Africa (VPA), serving orphans, widows, and pastors in rural villages with housing, education, medical care, and craft center.

Alive & Well, Inc. has partnered with VPA to provide financial and business consulting, microcredit loans, prayer training and supportive colleagueship. Jerry helped link VPA to resources they needed to incorporate and continues to be a resource in matters of business and finance. Margaret has the opportunity to train pastors and women village leaders in emotional healing prayer ministry. Not only has AIDS caused untold trauma, but the 2007 political riots in Kenya left many wounds. They are eager to learn the ways of the Holy Spirit for healing broken lives and relationships.

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