World Embrace was established in 2007 with a focus on events, programs, and encounters that would encourage healing and unity in the church. The founders, Reynold and Kathy Mainse, moved to Uganda in 2015 after visiting Uganda several years earlier. World Embrace has a focus on Unity within the body of Christ. World Embrace along with Ugandan Christian leaders from a variety of churches and ministries have embarked upon creating the social hub of the City so that the masses to encounter Jesus.
Vision Statement: We pursue unity in Christ to make Him known and to better love and serve our communities. Mission Statement: We create spaces where people experience community, love, and the life-changing presence of Jesus Christ.
Core Values of World Embrace: 1. Honour God with everything we do. 2. Build relationships based on trust and respect. 3. Maintain integrity and excellence in programs and services. 4. Practice responsible stewardship.
World Embrace - What We Do
World Embrace is a faith-based charitable organization based in Gulu, Uganda, that is pursuing regional transformation through creating the social hub of the city. World Embrace, along with it’s partners, are building what will be one of East Africa’s premier parks for children and youth.
Gulu Community Park is 15-acres and will enrich the lives of potentially 150,000 children who have not had the opportunity to play in a public, clean, safe, and supervised playground. The children’s park will be five acres of fun, interactive games, inspiration and education. The many youth will enjoy 10 acres of sports, games and entertainment facilities.
Most importantly, children, youth and their families will encounter Jesus and have opportunities to be mentored and discipled by our trained staff of excellent character. As a result of war and poor medical care, Northern Uganda has one of the youngest populations in the world.
The few public recreational facilities in Gulu do not have the capacity to serve the community. These are also not maintained and therefore dangerous. The youth of the city don’t have opportunities to play, learn and be trained in safe well-equipped facilities. Gulu Community Park will positively impact the lives of thousands of children and youth weekly in Uganda’s largest community recreational park.