Mission and History

Have you ever felt a nudge
from God to take a step in faith?

In 2007, our founders, Craig and Amy Bay and Drew Files, responded to God’s stirring and joined a church planting trip in western Uganda. When they arrived in the tropical, rural village of Mabaale, they quickly saw the needs of God’s orphaned and vulnerable children.

Responding to God’s prompting, Bless the Children Ministries was created in 2008, dedicated to caring for orphaned and vulnerable children through discipleship, education, and holistic care. 

Today, Bless the Children Ministries brings the body of Christ together to respond to that same call: to see a generation of children come alive with hope for a better future. We invite you to join God’s story in Mabaale, Uganda.

Our Mission

To be the love of Christ to Uganda’s orphaned and vulnerable children equipping them to become authentic Godly leaders that transform generations.

Our Values


We know ourselves and let ourselves be known.


We consider others as more significant than ourselves.


We’re becoming more like Jesus and helping others become like Him too.


We’re “all in” when it comes to advancing our mission.


We’re filled with love for those around us.

Together We Transform a Generation

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