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Hurley Family

Hurley Family

Shannon, Danielle, Emma, Elisa, Ethan, Ezekiel, Evan, Emmitt.

Email: Shannon@sosministries.com, Danielle@sosministries.com

Personal Website/Blog: https://www.facebook.com/thehurleyfamily

Sending Church: Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California

Bio: If you’ve been around Shannon for any length of time you will hear him remind others to “live for heaven” This isn’t just a phrase he says but is something he and his family live out on a daily basis. After marrying his college sweetheart, Danielle, Shannon built a successful international business with clients like Aflac & Hallmark Canada.In 2002 Shannon established SOS. In 2006, Shannon left the corporate world and moved to Uganda to serve the Ugandan people on a full-time basis. Shannon loves God’s Word and loves preaching it. Shannon would tell you he’s just a normal guy who finds great joy in serving His King. He’s a proud dad, and loves sports and competition. He is the coach of the “Kubamitwe United” soccer team. Danielle is Mom to not only their own children, but is also Mom to the15+ other young people who live in their home. She manages the day-to-day details of their lives and keeps everyone healthy and happy while Shannon is busy and often gone with ministry responsibilities. Danielle is also involved in bible studies & women’s ministry in our village. She loves to play the piano and is an accomplished writer. She enjoys writing discipleship materials as well as her own music. The Hurley kids love life in Uganda and are all aspiring soccer champs. The Hurley kids started their own ministry called “Compassion in Action” and they also teach kids Bible studies. Danielle has a B.A. in church music. Shannon has a B.A. in Biblical Counseling, an M.Div., and a D.Min from the Master’s Seminary.

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Cupp Family

Cupp Family

Damon, Jen, Jonathan, Isaac, Nate, Emma

Email: Damon@sosministries.com, cupfam@gmail.com

Personal Website/Blog: http://cuppfull.blogspot.com/, https://www.facebook.com/ACuppFull

Sending Church: Calvary Bible Church, Fort Worth, Texas

Bio: Damon and Jen Cupp have been married for fourteen years and have been blessed with four children. Damon has taught in both private and public schools at the High School level and has taught as an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University. The Cupps joined SOS and moved to Uganda in October 2012. Damon serves as the Chief Operating Officer of SOS Uganda where he overseas the daily operations of the ministry. Damon also serves as the Curriculum Director for Legacy Christian Academy Uganda and assists with teacher development and training. Both Damon and Jen are also involved with teaching Bible studies, discipleship, and serve as Sunday School teachers in our local church. Jen has a dynamic and sweet personality that keeps us all entertained and encouraged. She is also an amazing chef and delights us with her culinary experiments. Damon is known as “Mr. Handy-man” and can often be found playing a prank on unsuspecting victims. The Cupp children love monkey hunting and are growing their insect collection at a rapid pace since moving to Uganda. Since coming to Uganda, the Cupps are quickly becoming indispensible and are an integral part of the work here. Damon holds a B.A. and a M.A. in English from the University of Texas and has completed studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Anthony & Mary Basaba

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Anthony, Mary and Hannah Basaba

Email: ambasaba@sosministries.com

Personal Website:  https://www.facebook.com/thebasabas 

Sending Church:  Community Bible Church of Kubamitwe, Uganda

Bio: Anthony and Mary Basaba are currently raising support in the USA to return to SOS in Uganda by early 2016.  Anthony is a Uganda national and long-time senior manager at SOS, working with Dr. Shannon Hurley and the SOS team primarily as the Community Outreach Manager and in the Biblical Training Department.  Mary has training in health care and plans to support Anthony's work and also provide additional health care support at the SOS Campus in Kubamitwe.  To support the Basabas and their return to SOS, please see the Donate Now link and select "Basaba Ministry".

Francis & Caroline Bisagni

Bisagnis and SOS Sign

Email: francis@sosministries.com

Sending Church: Believer’s Fellowship, San Antonio, Texas

Personal Website/Blog: https://www.facebook.com/bisagnis?fref=ts

Sending Church: Believer’s Fellowship, San Antonio, Texas

Bio: Francis and Caroline Bisagni (pronounced Bee-zah-nee) married 14 years ago and have three children, Aiden, Emerson, Adelaide. Francis has served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, from 1999 to 2008 and subsequently returned to school to become licensed as a physical therapist in 2011. For the last 2 years, he has worked as a research physical therapist, lab director, and adjunct professor with the U.S. Army-Baylor University doctoral program in physical therapy. Gripped by a passion to see believers grow in their love of Jesus Christ, Francis has pursued opportunities to lead small group Bible study, train in Biblical counseling, and engage in one-on–one disciple-making. He looks to help the SOS team establish the pastor-training center and teach and disciple in phase one of the school. Additionally, he plans to use his background in physical therapy to help with patient care for Community Outreach in Kubamitwe and the surrounding areas. Francis holds a B.S. degree in English from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. The Bisagni family looks excitedly to join the SOS family in the work God is doing in Uganda mid-2016.

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