Former MLB Wife Shares Gospel in Uganda Through Schools and Safe Water

Photo from The Vine Uganda Instagram

Former MLB Wife Shares Gospel in Uganda Through Schools and Safe Water

By Movieguide® Contributor

Former MLB wife Gari Meacham recently shared how God used a three-week trip to Uganda in 2010 as a springboard for her own ministry in the country. 

Soon after her first trip, Meacham co-founded The Vine, an organization that serves the community of Kamuli, Uganda. 

“We exist to glorify God through the empowerment of women, children’s education, orphaned infant care, and spiritual discipleship resulting in community transformation,” The Vine shares. 

As her ministry continues to grow, Meacham also helps build churches and schools in Uganda. 

“We’re in the final phases of construction on our school block and the building is beautiful,” she shared in an Instagram post. 

“This will not only be a place for children to learn—but a place of hope. Jeremiah 29:11 says, ‘For I know the plans I have for you, plans to bring a hope and a future.’ Thank you, friends, for being a part of this adventure. Brick by brick…we build futures,” she added. 

Additionally, Meacham has served those in Uganda by helping provide for their biggest need: safe water.

She partnered with Water Mission, an organization that provides safe water and hygiene solutions in evolving countries and areas of disaster. 

“It’s life-changing when you bring safe water,” Meacham says. “It serves spiritual needs and physical needs. Without water, we don’t have life.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Meacham: 

Gari felt led to share how God transformed her life after surviving an eating disorder and suicidal thoughts as a young woman. She began speaking anywhere from living rooms to stadiums and wrote a book. 

“You can’t speak what you don’t know,” she said. “For years, God was teaching me.”

God continued to guide her ministry, eventually leading her to a short-term mission trip to Uganda that would change her life. 

Gari eventually helped found The Vine, an organization in Kamuli, Uganda, that focuses on empowering women, educating children and caring for orphans.

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