At New Hope Uganda, our sons and daughters are our product. Over the years, there have been many stories of children who have grown up and gone on to lives of ministry and service in other places.
A recent example is Arebo Agnes. Her family lived in the area impacted by Kony and the LRA, and because of the violence they could not afford to pay for Agnes’ schooling. She joined the family at our Kobwin center in 2009, and later came to Kiwoko Hospital near Kasana for training in nursing. This year she finished and was immediately offered a job in the neo-natal care unit, a rare blessing in Uganda and a testimony to Agnes’ hard work. She thanks God for using New Hope Uganda to teach her how to love and serve people, and to provide her a foundation for her life!
Kalera Augustine is a son who has also been deeply impacted by New Hope. He joined our elementary school in October 1990, and continued all the way to getting a master’s degree. He worked for eight years as a manager at an organization caring for HIV+ orphans. This year, he was asked to be the country director of a different international organization. He credits Christ through New Hope for instilling him with the character of a servant who is not afraid to work hard.
“God prepared me,” he said. “Little did I know that He was shaping me for the future, for the ministry. I’ve learned not to just run for money or for things. But I have dedicated my heart to serving in return of what God did for me [at Kasana].”
Kalera encouraged the New Hope staff that no child is a waste of parental effort. Even those who seem to fall short, still carry a seed in them and are different because of their time in the New Hope family.
The transformation of lives such as Agnes’ and Kalera’s through New Hope is made possible by you, our partners in both prayer and finances. Thank you for the part you play in this great work!