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Dear friends and family,

Can you envision a land where hope is barely a distant thought? A place where a simple necessity, like clean water, is considered a luxury. A place where desperation, alcoholism, addiction and depression rule lives? That land you just envisioned, is a real place.“Soweto” (So-Weight-O) is a large slum of 5,000 people located outside of Jinja,Uganda (Africa). Most of these people have been displaced due to the violence in Northern Uganda led by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Although most of the violence has stopped for some years, refugees seeking safety are now living among piles of trash. The conditions in Soweto are deplorable and there is great need for the quality of life to improve. Not only does Soweto not have clean, running water; but many of these refugees have birthed children, that are now running the streets of Jinja and its neighboring slums. This rising epidemic of street children, many of which have deceased parents, or come from extremely abusive and neglectful homes; is absolutely heartbreaking. The population of street children grows larger every day, and so do the high risk behaviors that they take part in. Alcoholism, addictions, diseases, self-harm, malnutrition, are a reality of their daily lives. Hope is something that many of them know nothing of. In Uganda, many are perishing for a lack of knowledge.

In August 2017, I returned from a 2 month long mission trip, to Jinja, Uganda. While there, I led worship at several churches and led all night worship nights in several villages throughout Uganda. I also spoke the Gospel, and worked with street children in Jinja and the surrounding villages. God has opened up a lot of doors for me to return to Uganda in January 2018. This time we will be staying for 1 year ( yep 12 whole months!) I'm so excited about this trip, and the opportunity God is giving me to reach some of the most hopeless places, and broken hearts, and show them His love! I am humbled that He is able to use me in such a real way, for such a time as this! I believe that we will see Him move mightily during my time there, and that many lives will be changed. During my year in Uganda, I will be doing the following:

I'll be leading leadership development workshops for the CRO (Child Restoration Outreach) staff, 2-3 days per week; and volunteering with the street children, there.

Every chance we get, we'll be ministering hope to the residents of Soweto; disciplining the women and children, and leading worship at several Jinja area churches. (True Worship Center~Jinja, and Bride of Christ Church~Soweto to name a couple.)

I will also be training the worship team for a new church in Mbale, Uganda~that has just recently opened it's doors.

In addition to all of these amazing things, God has led me to start a new project that I am super excited about! I am currently in planning with my Ugandan team, to build a new nursery and primary school for children of alcoholics, addicts, and child parents. While the children are attending the school, we will get sponsorships for them; for food, medical treatment, clothing, and school fees. But this project doesn't stop there. While the children are receiving these sponsorships, the parents will be required to go through our rehabilitation program. This program will help them find freedom from their addictions, and teach them skills, so that they can eventually give back to their own communities and support their own children. We are currently raising fund for this project, as well.

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"Beyond Laughter & Tears" Canton, OH Screening

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Laura Parsons Lytle is excited to announce her role in the Beyond Laughter & Tears -A Journey of Hope" (formerly called "Disconnected Movie)

a movie documentary about living with PseudoBulbar Affect, a condition that Laura's father struggled with.

Click here to visit the Beyond Laughter & Tears movie site, and watch for a showing at a theater near you!

Also click here to read an article about Oscar winning-Director, Doug Blush, and his thoughts on the Disconnected movie!

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Dear friends and family,

Can you envision a land where hope is barely a distant thought? A place where a simple necessity, like clean water, is considered a luxury. A place where desperation, alcoholism, addiction and depression rule lives? That land you just envisioned, is a real place.“Soweto” (So-Weight-O) is a large slum of 5,000 people located outside of Jinja,Uganda (Africa). Most of these people have been displaced due to the violence in Northern Uganda led by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Although most of the violence has stopped for some years, refugees seeking safety are now living among piles of trash. The conditions in Soweto are deplorable and there is great need for the quality of life to improve. Not only does Soweto not have clean, running water; but many of these refugees have birthed children, that are now running the streets of Jinja and its neighboring slums. This rising epidemic of street children, many of which have deceased parents, or come from extremely abusive and neglectful homes; is absolutely heartbreaking. The population of street children grows larger every day, and so do the high risk behaviors that they take part in. Alcoholism, addictions, diseases, self-harm, malnutrition, are a reality of their daily lives. Hope is something that many of them know nothing of. In Uganda, many are perishing for a lack of knowledge.

In August 2017, I returned from a 2 month long mission trip, to Jinja, Uganda. While there, I led worship at several churches and led all night worship nights in several villages throughout Uganda. I also spoke the Gospel, and worked with street children in Jinja and the surrounding villages. God has opened up a lot of doors for me to return to Uganda in January 2018. This time we will be staying for 1 year ( yep 12 whole months!) I'm so excited about this trip, and the opportunity God is giving me to reach some of the most hopeless places, and broken hearts, and show them His love! I am humbled that He is able to use me in such a real way, for such a time as this! I believe that we will see Him move mightily during my time there, and that many lives will be changed. During my year in Uganda, I will be doing the following:

I'll be leading leadership development workshops for the CRO (Child Restoration Outreach) staff, 2-3 days per week; and volunteering with the street children, there.

Every chance we get, we'll be ministering hope to the residents of Soweto; disciplining the women and children, and leading worship at several Jinja area churches. (True Worship Center~Jinja, and Bride of Christ Church~Soweto to name a couple.)

I will also be training the worship team for a new church in Mbale, Uganda~that has just recently opened it's doors.

In addition to all of these amazing things, God has led me to start a new project that I am super excited about! I am currently in planning with my Ugandan team, to build a new nursery and primary school for children of alcoholics, addicts, and child parents. While the children are attending the school, we will get sponsorships for them; for food, medical treatment, clothing, and school fees. But this project doesn't stop there. While the children are receiving these sponsorships, the parents will be required to go through our rehabilitation program. This program will help them find freedom from their addictions, and teach them skills, so that they can eventually give back to their own communities and support their own children. We are currently raising fund for this project, as well.

"To Tame a Wildflower 2016" One Day Women's Conference

11am-2pm

The Barn

877 West Main St.

Smithville, OH 44677

(330)669-2555

Laura Parsons Lytle leading worship for the annual GAEA meeting August 2015. 


Director of High Fives, Apple

Laura Parsons Lytle and Linda Parsons speaking at Canton City School of Nursing

Tess Timonial

Head of Potatoes, The Internet

Laura Parsons Lytle

spoke at the 2015

"World Changers Rally" 

Park Place Teen Center

New Philadelphia, Ohio

February 2015 

Hugh Canduit

Chief Ranch Dressing Advisor

Book Signing at Hartville Marketplace 

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Meet and Greet with authors Laura Parsons Lytle and Linda Anne Bentz Parsons, and get a signed copy of Grandpa Forgot My Name, To Tame a Wildflower, and I Can't Hear the Music Anymore