In 2018, Shepherd’s Gate was able to build a home that is now used as a Community Centre, focused on supporting children by strengthening their families . The Centre provides community resources such as bible fellowships, vocational training, health fairs, children's camps, and economic development programs.
As the building project was concluding, it became clear that Shepherd's Gate would need a long- term source of clean water to support the Community Centre. They were able to dig a well and now are able to provide clean water not only to the Centre, but also to neighbors in the surrounding area. In addition, a large rain barrel was also purchased to collect water for use in the farming project.
Shepherd's Gate was able to purchase two additional acres of land adjacent to the Community Centre. This land is being used to expand the gardens in which matooke, beans, corn, avocados, sweet potato, cassava and passion fruit trees have been planted. These crops are used to help support families in need in the surrounding area.
Shepherd's Gate has introduced various livestock projects in the community and the newest is called, "Send a Pig". This project provides a male and female pig to families, along with the education and coaching to ensure care of the animals. When the mature pigs produce piglets, two pigs in the litter are donated to another family to help provide more resources within the community.
Goats are useful in Uganda for providing milk and are often used as a food source. Shepherd's Gate been blessed with the gift of a goat at the Centre and now have expanded the herd to sixteen goats. These goats are in investment for the organization as they can be sold to purchase needed materials and supplies.
Shepherd's Gate provides a weekly fellowship for children to teach biblical principles as well as life skills. At the Centre, children receive meals and are able to engage in sports activities as well as the fellowship teachings.
Families from the local neighborhood gather at Shepherd's Gate for weekly fellowships, biblical teaching, and economic development offerings, and to support and encourage one another.
Shepherd's Gate has also been invited into the local schools to provide education and bible fellowship programs for their students.
Shepherd's Gate would like to erect a permanent tented structure with open air seating to hold community events, such as gospel outreach, children's camps, economic empowerment teaching, and medical assessment fairs for the community.