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Winchester Sun Newspaper Article 3-28-19

posted Mar 30, 2019, 9:55 AM by David Lane

Uplifting Ministries planning banquet

By Fred Petke

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Published 9:26 am Thursday, March 28, 2019

After six years of doing mission work and starting his own ministry in Guatemala, David Lane is back home and gearing up for Uplifiting Ministries’ second annual banquet.

Lane, a Winchester native, started Uplifting Ministries in 2013 after going on a one-week mission trip with Calvary Christian Church.

Since then, the organization provides religious, educational and charitable services to children in the Santa Rosa region of Guatemala.

The banquet, scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Campbell Junior High School will raise funds for the program. The project at hand, Lane said, is raising funds to build a house to host volunteer teams.

Last year’s banquet raised $11,000 of the $26,000 needed to purchase the materials, he said. When completed, the building will able to house teams as large as 32 people, he said.

Another charity, Hope of Life International, will build the structure for no cost, he said. Hope of Life’s founder, Carlos Vargas, will be one of two featured speakers at this year’s banquet. Vargas was named the third most influential person in Guatemala after 30 years of ministry to improve things in his country, according to Hope of Life’s website. Hope of Life is the largest non-profit organization in Guatemala, Lane said. It changed the entire country,” he said.

The other speaker is professional European football player Robbie Paratore, who Lane met by chance while hiking up a volcano. I told him about my mission,” Lane said. “Right in that moment, he asked if he could come volunteer with me. He volunteered two weeks … (and ) put together a local soccer game and really got a connection with the ministry.”

The banquet will include door prizes, a silent auction, live bluegrass music and a catered Italian meal. Tickets are $30 each and can be reserved at or by calling 859-494-8445.

2nd Annual Celebration Dinner

posted Feb 26, 2019, 12:40 PM by David Lane

At Robert D. Campbell Junior High School in Winchester, KY on April 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM we will be having our 2nd annual dinner to celebrate what God is doing in Guatemala through Uplifting Ministries.  There will be inspiring stories, great food, and Bluegrass music.  Click on the "Celebration Dinner"  link on the left to reserve your seats!

2018 Uplifting Ministries Golf Classic

posted Aug 5, 2018, 1:34 PM by David Lane   [ updated Aug 9, 2018, 8:55 AM ]

2018 Golf Classic | Cassell Creek Golf Course
Saturday August 25th, 2018

Join Uplifting Ministries for a fun day of golf, lunch, prizes and more, all to change lives
in Guatemala. Four years ago, Winchester native David Lane felt God's urging to sell
everything he had and move to Guatemala to serve the impoverished and share the
gospel with them. What began as a simple idea has greatly expanded to a
comprehensive ministry center in the center city of Guazacapan, English classes, youth
groups, alcoholic feeding programs, and child sponsorship programs. Additionally,
Uplifting Ministries launched the “Teach to Fish“ program this year where It employs
local Guatemalans to create Artisan products for sale. Your participation in the 2018
Golf Classic helps the ministry continue its work for years to come.


Date: Saturday August 25th, 2018. 9 AM Shotgun start with lunch / prizes to follow.
Location: Cassell Creek Golf Course I 4199 Lexington Rd, Winchester, KY 40391
Cost: $75 / player | $300 / team | Fee includes golf, cart, lunch, and prizes.

Register Online: (option to pay online or at event)

Sponsor: (The following two options must be via person or mail)
  • Hole Sponsor: $100 includes custom printed sign on a hole of the golf course.
  • Premium Sponsorship: $500 includes custom printed sign, two entry fees, and permission to put your advertisement in the carts or goodie bags
Contact Whit Criswell at 859-621-9012 or Adam Norsworthy at 859-494-8445

Register By Phone or Email:
Email or call 859-494-8445

Newspaper Article about Ministry Dinner

posted Apr 18, 2018, 7:16 AM by David Lane

The Winchester Sun newspaper published  the story today "Time to celebrate: Ministry to host dinner recognizing 5 years of work in Guatemala".  You can download the article at our Hot News page or view it online at

Celebration Dinner April 29, 2018

posted Mar 30, 2018, 9:27 AM by David Lane

At Robert D. Campbell Junior High School in Winchester, KY on April 29, 2018 at 6:00PM we will be having a dinner to celebrate what God is doing in Guatemala through Uplifting Ministries.  There will be inspiring stories, great BBQ, and Bluegrass music from the group Uptown Blue.  See the attached flyer for more details.

Ministry Name Change

posted Nov 20, 2017, 1:32 PM by David Lane   [ updated Nov 20, 2017, 1:33 PM ]

The governing board for the ministry recently approved our name change from “Uplifting Childrens Ministries” to “Uplifting Ministries” to simplify the name and reflect the additional scope of our work in Guatemala. We are still working to change all our paperwork and media to reflect the change so you may continue to see references to both names for awhile. 

Sponsorship Needed for Security Detail for Ministry

posted Nov 1, 2016, 10:58 AM by David Lane

As the ministry has grown, so has the attention from the local people. They see the tablets, televisions, projectors, play stations etc.that we use to draw in the youth. As an American ministry the local people do not really understand that these are donated items but are under the impression that we are extremely wealthy Americans. That has drawn some unwanted attention. Due to recent "unexpected late night visits" the ministry is now forced to have to hire a security detail. We need your financial help to accomplish this. Guatemala is very poor and has much lawlessness due to problems with drugs, alcohol, and gangs. (See attached document for additional information.)

October Newsletter Published

posted Oct 18, 2016, 1:56 PM by David Lane

The October 2016 Newsletter is now available.  Click on "Who We Are" on the left to see a list of newsletters you can download.

Link to DAF Direct for Donor-Advised Funds

posted Jul 26, 2016, 6:23 PM by David Lane   [ updated Jul 26, 2016, 6:24 PM ]

A direct link is now provided on the Uplifting Children's Ministries web page to "DAF Direct" a web site for donor-advised funds. Grants can be directed to the ministry from Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund, or the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. 

TV Interview

posted Jul 22, 2016, 8:10 PM by David Lane

David Lane, founder and executive officer, was interviewed on the Fox56 TV station in Lexington, KY about Uplifting Children’s Ministries in Guatemala  on  July 22, 2016

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