Do you like to hear God divine encounter stories to build your faith?As many of you know, MWOV will be partnering with Pastor Moses and Betty Wodila, Ebenezer Gospel Ministries (www.ebenezergospel.net), in Tororo, Uganda. A few years ago, I came across Moses’ web site and liked what he was doing and his heart to have a Christian family ministry. I did a “like” on his face book page and over time totally forgot about it. The following year, MWOV, set up a prayer tent at the Supernatural fest in Eugene. A woman from Uganda, Betty Wodila, was invited to Eugene by “Say Yes Ministry” and was next to our tent. She came over to visit and we had much in common wanting to help women and children in our areas. I invited her to speak at Toast the King and our radio program. Betty wanted to shop at a thrift store to take clothing back to women in her village so I took her to Teen Challenge on River Road. The managers were so kind and didn’t charge us anything for four carts full of clothing. That evening, I did a shout out for Teen Challenge on face book. The following morning, I received a comment saying, “The woman you are talking about from Uganda is my wife.” I was perplexed and was wondering how someone from Uganda could have seen my post. I went to Moses’ facebook page and then remembered we were fb friends. Talk about a needle in a haystack story, this is one of those or better said . . . A divine God appointment!I have kept in touch with Betty and she expressed wanting to start a Toast the King chapter in Uganda. Recently, I asked her if there was a problem with “Child Brides” in her area. We talked about how we could give parents an alternative to selling their daughters at an early age of 12-14 into marriage. Betty has been praying for years to start and orphanage so we talked about combining the orphanage with “true orphans” and young girls that would become “Child Brides.” For the older girls, we are using the term “boarding school.”After much prayer and asking for wisdom, we are excited to announce our small beginnings of an orphanage/boarding home for 10 girls.
So far, five girls have been identified as needing a place right now. The parents of these girls are either dead, or soon to die or have abandoned their children.
Both of Ida’s parents have died. Her mother passed away in April of kidney cancer. Oliver’s mother will die soon of cervical cancer and her father passed away some years ago. Robinah is homeless as her mother is crazy with a mental illness and has abandoned her daughter. She has not had a father in her life. Sarah’s mother is disabled and is no longer able to care for her.
Presently, Pastor Moses and Betty have a feeding program for widows and orphans through their church. They easily feed up to 300 women and children at a time. It’s devastating for Betty to see the orphans in line and not have a home to offer these children. We can change that and help provide the Gospel, loving shelter, food, clothing and education to these girls.
Can I count on you to partner with us as a sponsor for $35.00 a month for one child or more? For most of us, this is forgoing eating out once a month or not buying coffee each month. It’s a small sacrifice with unprecedented benefits for these children. If this is an area that is tugging on you, God will find a way for the money to be there.
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Would you consider partnering with us in coming alongside these orphans? For $35.00 a month, you will sponsor a child’s education, shelter, food, clothing, the Gospel and love. No donation is too big or too small. We are a nonprofit and you would receive a thank you letter with our tax ID number for tax purposes. Thank you for prayerfully considering what God would have you do.