We minister to women hoping to restore their lost hope and faith in God and to equip them with life skills to ensure they have a better, and safer life. One of our goals is to break the chain of poverty for themselves and their future generations, to ensure educational opportunities for their children, and enhance their sense of self-worth and value. We also minister to the community surrounding us, that we may lead by example, shine our light so that they may be encouraged to better their circumstances.
We are in the process of developing a program for our women in the ministry. We purchased two 3 acre pieces of land in Buwama, Uganda. It's a beautiful area with so much to offer. Lake Victoria is just on the horizon, the Equator is a 45 min drive, and they are building a Zoo very close to us. One of the 3 acres is being transformed into a farm; the other 3 are our ministry's future home and additional farmland. We have dug a well with clear, clean water, a water tower to pump the water into for daily use, keep our animals hydrated and irrigate our crops. We will share our water for drinking with our neighbors as well. We just finished our fence and gate for protection and to keep the farm contained. We just laid the foundation for 3 homes for our families participating in our program. At this point we are depending on donations to finish the homes.
Please visit our Blog for more details and keep current on our progress with the farm and our Women's Program. We are so excited about this new chapter in our ministry. Please consider joining us with sponsorships and building projects.
In 2007 I chaperoned my son’s Senior Mission trip to Kampala, Uganda. During that trip I met a 9 year old boy, Elijjah (Elly). He had the most beautiful smile and magnetic personality. He followed us around for 4 days and I fell in love with him. On our last day, Sunday, we attended the church where Elly and his family attended. There I met his mother, Justine, and we exchanged email addresses.
About 3 years later, Justine contacted me to let me know that Elly was in the States with a children’s choir and gave me their contact information. Of course, I contacted them and got their schedule. My husband and I drove to the closest concert to us and met with him. He ended up spending the Summer with us.
The organization he was with took groups to Uganda twice a year, and I went on one of those trips. I was able to spend a little time with Elly and his mom, but I was on the organization’s time and couldn’t see him that much. I continued to travel with them 4 more times, but each time I just saw Elly a little bit.
I decided to make a trip by myself for two weeks and spend the whole time with Elly and his family. I got a hotel with connecting rooms. Elly and his sister, Gloria stayed in one room and Justine and I stayed in the other one. Together 24/7 was heaven.
Justine and I became very close during this time. She has been ministering with the women in her area and the slums nearby. She has bible studies on Wednesdays, and has for years. She asked me if I would speak to the group and of course I agreed. I planned a message on Encouragement and Justine’s family cooked a huge banquet for all of us. The ladies taught me how to make paper beads and we had the most wonderful day.
That night I asked Justine if the ladies had been baptized and she said most had not. She contacted them to see if anyone was interested, and they were. I gave a lesson on baptism and we baptized 21 ladies in Lake Victoria that day. In total we have baptized 49 women, children and one husband.
Even though Justine had this ministry for years, we decided to put a face and name to the ministry, and that’s how Women of Faith and Hope Uganda (WOFAHU) was born.
I continue to visit every year for about two weeks. God has begun to do mighty things with this ministry and we look forward to growing as we continue to listen for His voice and travel the path that He has laid before us.
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.