"A Father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families..."

- Psalm 68:5-6

The world sees the growing number of fatherless and orphaned children in Uganda as an enormous problem and burden on the country. New Hope Uganda (NHU) believes they are an unprecedented opportunity. NHU’s mission is to work with this generation to “bring the Fatherhood of God to the fatherless” children of Uganda for generations to come.

Over the years New Hope Uganda has worked with and cared for many orphaned children. Though the primary reason for newly orphaned children has shifted, the reasons are almost always directly related to the definition of manhood and womanhood. All people live what they believe. Their definition of manhood and womanhood determines how they live and has tremendous effects on our cultures and society as a whole. We are convinced that we must address the wrong definitions that people are living by or the problems that our world faces will not change and children will continue to be orphaned.

"God is Light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus, his Son , purifies us from all sin."
- 1 John 1:5-7

In 2008, Musana Camps was established out of a desire to bring the fatherhood of God to the fatherless and to address the views and definitions of manhood and womanhood. Musana Camps’ vision is to use a camp setting to see young men and women trained and discipled into a biblical view of men and women. Musana Camps’ foundational verses – Psalm 68:5,6, 1 John 1:5-7, John 14:6, John 8:31-32 – have guided the development and programs and contain the heart and passion of why Musana Camps exists. We want everyone that enters our gates to encounter the Truth in Jesus Christ, to experience life transformation, to be compelled to live for Christ, and to be set free to live as sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father.

"I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
- John 14:6

We believe that a generation of men and women living according to God’s design, will bring transformation to the core of Ugandan society and less and less children will be orphaned and abandoned, ultimately bringing glory to God.

"If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free."
- John 8:31-32

In bringing the fatherhood of God to the fatherless, Musana Camps seeks to use camping environments to lead people to God's truth and transform lives as they encounter God’s design for manhood and womanhood.