Most people are able to think of several advantages that come from giving education, medical care, a safe home, and counseling/therapy to those in need. At Project Orphans, we immediately grasp that meeting these basic needs provides improved health, access to jobs, increased income for a family, and much more. But over the years, we’ve gotten to see some of the unexpected ways Project Orphans has changed lives in Uganda. In addition to providing children and vulnerable communities access to healthcare, education and a safe living environment, we have shown them the unconditional love of Christ. Your giving has enabled us to inspire confidence, dignity, hope and healing in this community.
Project Orphans provided access to free healthcare and medication to over 1,100 patients through our CURA Medical Centre and Medical Camps hosted in the slums of Kampala. Three of the Project Orphans children tested the limit of what we thought we were capable of doing. Ian, Mark, and John needed care that proved every life is worth fighting for. Ian underwent spinal surgery, Mark received an emergency brain surgery and John will be receiving heart surgery next month. Today, when you look into these boys' eyes you see something that wasn’t there before. You see hope. They have faith they can climb mountains to overcome any obstacle because they defeated death which would not have been possible without you!
A few years ago, the children in our sponsorship program were on the streets, often begging for food and not dreaming of attending school. They can confidently say their names, share their stories and what the aspire to be. Today, our kids stand proud after taking national exams. They can confidently say their name, share their story and what they aspire to be.They have gained confidence knowing their futures are bright and we could not be more proud.
In many countries around the world, women and girls are often at dangerous risk of rape and abuse. This year, we were able to open the Pearls’ Transitional Housing, offering homes and a life-skills program to many girls who lost their childhood too early. When they moved in you could feel their fear. Today, they sing in the newly built Oasis Church at Pearl Village. They are empowered as they learn new skills that will one day support them and their children. Most importantly, through emotional and spiritual healing they have met a Heavenly Father who is healing their wounds and rebuilding what was taken from them. There’s no better time than the holidays, a season all about giving, to take a step back to think what you truly have the power of offering when you give. We can’t put into words how grateful we are to walk alongside you and as we continue to make an impact and bring hope to our villages in Uganda.
In 2019, we have some exciting projects we can’t wait to share with you. From building a women’s birthing center, rescuing the orphaned and opportunities for quality education, our journey together has just started. Thank you for being part of our family! Cheers to a wonderful year together as we pave the way for a brighter future, expectant for what’s to come.