View Full Menu

Give the Gift of Education this year!

This Christmas consider giving a gift to the OFCB school in honor of a loved one. VIEW HAITI GIFTS

Print the form to order by mail and pay by check.
Order by phone at 704-575-0062


Be an Angel to an Orphan this year!

This Christmas consider giving a gift to Acres of Hope in honor of a loved one. VIEW UGANDA GIFTS

Print the form to order by mail and pay by check
Order by phone at 704-575-0062



Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere with a population of over 10 million and 80% live in poverty. Eight out of every 100 children die before they reach their 5th birthday. There are more than 420,000 orphans in Haiti. School fees in Haiti prohibitively expensive, therefore the literacy rate in Haiti is just 50%.

Read More


Northern Uganda has been devastated by years of War, AIDS, and Poverty. Over 2 million children below the age of 15 have lost one or both parents to this devastation. Without help these children will have little hope for the future; growing up without food, shelter, or an education. Fortunately, a man with a vision of hope for these children established "Acres of Hope, Uganda".

Read More

About World of God

World of God provides young people with a quality education that shapes their future, enables their success and transforms their communities. Through education, World of God envisions a future in which its students graduate with the skills needed to foster local sustainability, alleviate severe poverty and restore community prosperity.

Read more

Stay Informed

Keep with with all that is happening at OFCB in Bayonnais and/or Acres of Hope Uganda; register to receive one or both of our monthly newsletters via email.
Sign up for our Newsletter


Your World Will Change

To Whom Much Is Given...

On our second medical mission trip to Haiti, we met Stephanie Alexandre. Since then, we have provided a scholarship for her education at the OFCB school in Bayonnais. She is nine, in second grade and her favorite subject is reading. She wants to be a nurse. Stephanie is typical of children in Bayonnais: Happy, with bright faces and loving arms. Education in the area was non-existent until the late 1990s. Now the 1,700 children and adults at the OFCB school are preparing themselves for the future. Most depend on sponsors for their education, uniform, books and one meal a day. The people of Bayonnais, even without adequate food, electricity and sometimes shoes and clean water, are happy people who show their love for us and God. Through this ministry, we think of Luke 12:48 - To whom much is given, much is expected.

Nick and Darlene Beard, Charlotte, NC
Ivan is part of my family
I first met Jawiambe Ivan via a picture in the WCUMC Fellowship Hall almost 3 years ago - right after WCUMC’s first trip to Acres of Hope. His bright smile and the twinkle in his eye melted my heart. I knew right away I wanted to sponsor him. When I met him in Uganda 2 years ago, I was in awe of his intelligence, fun loving spirit, sincere kindness and again that smile. But after spending 4 days with Ivan during this April 2014 trip, as we said “see you later” on our last night, with tears running down my face, I knew he will forever be a part of my family. 
Michelle Campbell, Williamsons Chapel UMC
The Blessing Is All Mine
I provide a scholarship for Instant Derisma, who turned 19 on January 1. He is in eighth grade and walks two hours to school. Instant wants to be an engineer. I am so committed to supporting this school that I got my Sunday School class to provide scholarships for five students. I went to Bayonnais to be a blessing and ended up being blessed beyond belief.
Sandy Hieronymus , Charlotte, NC
It was building up in me to help out in some way
My inspiration for sponsorship came directly from Pastor Jan as she told us (from Uganda) about sponsoring a little boy.  So I emailed her to find me a little needy girl.  She did and I did.  Also, those members of our WCUMC and West Chapel who went directly to Uganda to get involved were amazing to me.  Pastor Andrea has always had a passion for this mission also.  Last year,  I read a book about a young American girl named Kathy that served in Uganda and adopted a house full of girls and lives there now!  It was building up in me to help out in some way. 
Peggy Jones, Williamsons Chapel UMC
She Prays For Me
I started sponsoring Merlines education in 2010. She is 13 and in second grade. I send her small packages of girlie things – jewelry, pocketbooks, hair accessories, dolls and the like. Merline wants to be a nurse. Her favorite food is rice, and she loves playing soccer. She walks 30 minutes to school and thanks me profusely for paying her tuition. She prays for me in church regularly.
Juanita Efird, Charlotte, NC
We walked on faith!
We trusted Acres of Hope, Uganda to grow and care for our sponsored child. Many mission members who had visited the orphanage had great excitement about the future growth of the school and program. 
Alison Daniel, Williamsons Chapel UMC
Hair Bows And Smiles
We have been blessed to provide a scholarship for a child. Our son, Matthew Daniels, told us about this opportunity. Our child displays the joy of childhood and also the struggle she goes through to attend school, walking three miles to get there. I continue to send her hair bows etc., and love seeing her smile as she wears them.
Bunny Daniels, Charlotte, NC
A Hug For Agneau
After the scholarship began, I started hearing from Agneau. He is 13 now, in third grade, the youngest of seven children. He lives in a stone hut with a tin roof. His father is a farmer, his mother deceased. He walks 15 minutes to get to school in Nicolas. Last autumn, I went on our church mission to Bayonnais, Haiti. I was able to meet Agneau on our last morning. He was hesitant at first, but broke into a big smile when I told him who I was. We talked through an interpreter. He seemed slight for 13, and clearly had just shot up by the look of his trousers. What an eager appearance he had, what a bright smile. To see him, hug him and remind him that he and his family are cared for was a life experience. There is so much to be done to help our country and our world, how can this possibly make a difference? It is making a difference to Agneau.
Mary Cappleman, Charlotte, NC
He Tore At My Heart
I have provided a scholarship for Jonalie Simeon for 3 1/2 years. It has truly been a blessing. I am touched by his letters and his gratitude for the opportunity to attend school. I chose him from a group of photographs of children needing a scholarship, and his somber expression tore at my heart. His parents are both deceased, an he now lives with his aunt and uncle.
Marsha Rexford, Charlotte, NC

Breaking Bread with Actionnel!

Click photo to view large size.

Latest News


Still seeking for something new and better
View Full Newsletter in PDF Format

On Thursday, the 28th of August, the Christian Church of Bayonnais organized a mission trip to the mountain region of Zoranger. 35 people were registered for the 4-day trip to Zoranger, but we ended up having 51 of us on our way back to Cathor, the main campus.

The mission trip to Zoranger was eye opening for every one of us from the “wealthy” community of Cathor. We went door to door preaching on Friday and Saturday.  26 people turned their souls to the Lord. I preached three sermons in Zoranger (Friday and Saturday night and Sunday morning). Due to that much talking, preaching with lots of emotion, my voice was strained, but it will be ok very soon.

Read more


Foundation in Place for Permanent School Building
View Full Newsletter in PDF Format

When schools in the States let out for  summer, we get to see a lot of our friends! This month we had visitors from Liberty University Field Hockey, Pathfinder Hockey, and a 127 World Wide team led by Whitney Saucedo. The teams worked  together to help lay the foundation of a permanent school building. They worked hard in the hot African sun, and they still had energy to play with the children and teach them how to play field hockey!  

Read more

View All News Articles