One of our child sponsors just came back from a short-term mission trip with ACM. Here is her post. We have many children who desperately need a sponsor. Can you help?
Meeting my beautiful sponsor child, Vanessa, was such a great thing to experience while spending time in Uganda working with African Children's Mission. Sponsoring a child can be life changing for them and their families. Not only are their physical needs met but they are also poured into spiritually. I'm thankful that the Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to sponsor her and meet her family. If you are interested in child sponsorship, please let me know or message me.
Child Sponsorship, Mission Trips
The drought this year has devastated a lot of crops throughout Uganda and left millions in desperate need. The price of posho (a Ugandan staple) is up 38% since November. In the midst of this drought, we praise God! We praise God that ACM's gardens, which help feed 2,000 children, are doing well. The meals we provide these children are so important, especially in times of drought.
Please continue to pray for rain!
If you would like to help ACM continue to provide meals, during this season of drought, you may donate here:
On my recent trip to Uganda, I had the privilege of visiting the home of a sponsored child named Achen. A few months ago, Achen's sponsor passed away. Amazingly, the sponsor's friends gave a financial gift to ensure Achen can continue to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. Having lights in her house is life changing for her whole family, but for Achen it enables her to study after dark.
To find out more about ACM's sponsorship program or how you can provide the gift of light to your sponsored child send us an email or Facebook message. email@example.com
- David Semeyn
Child Sponsorship, Mission Trips
Doris- ACM’s Logo Child
The picture featured in ACM’s original Logo, was taken the day Wayne and Mary Daniel, ACM’s Founders, met her in 1990.
Doris’ mother was mentally ill – a mad woman, as she was called in the town of Meru, Kenya. She was unable to protect herself from lustful men as she wandered the streets day and night. Her firstborn child was a girl, Doris’ older sister, who also suffered greatly with mental illness. The mother kept her first child locked in their home, a single, small room made of scraps of wood and tin.
The next birth in Doris’ family was a boy. Their mother murdered that child and spent seven years in prison for her crime. Doris was her third child. When the Daniel’s met Doris, she was stunted physically and mentally. She spent much of her time locked in the room with her older sister, living on the peelings of avocados. Another boy, Thomas was born. Then a girl named Purity. Their deeply disturbed mother led the girls to beat, burn, and torture Thomas.
When he was four years old, Thomas came to live with the Daniel’s, along with Purity and Doris. One day their mother demanded to have her girls returned to her. Legally, the Daniel’s could not refuse. A few years later Doris starved to death.
Although the plight of children in Africa is not always as tragic as it was for Doris, there continue to be many children, in dire circumstances, who need someone to walk alongside them, share the love of Jesus with them, and help provide their most basic needs during their most vulnerable years. By sponsoring a child through African Children’s Mission, you can change the life of a child forever.
Lubega Medical Clinic
In December 2002, Fred Lubega (age 14) stepped on a thorn causing his foot to became infected. Fred went to the local clinic, but it was closed for the holidays. The infection worsened, so his family had him treated by the local traditional healer (i.e. witch doctor). Tragically, Fred’s infection worsened and turned septic. The day after Christmas, Fred went home to be with the Lord. Today, Fred is remembered as an energetic child who had a lot of potential. Sadly, his young life ended, because basic medical care was not available.
In memory of Fred and to prevent more people from dying of treatable illnesses, ACM opened the Lubega Medical Clinic. Our clinic provides first-line medical care 24/7, 365 days of the year, not only to our sponsored children, but also to a surrounding community of over 3,000 people.
Each year, ACM’s Lubega Clinic treats hundreds of cases of malaria, prescribes antibiotics for infections, delivers babies (one of our nurses is also a midwife), hosts public health education events, provides dental treatment including extractions and restorative care, and much more.
We are thankful for our many friends and donors whose support makes this clinic possible.
We are so thankful to ACM’s sponsorship partners who make it possible for these girls to write their own stories… using pencils and pens. Their lives are radically different, because of you. Thank you for giving them a chance to unleash their potential.
Many young girls in Uganda never have a chance to go to school. Usually, this is due to financial hardship, cultural norms, or early pregnancy. These factors often make it difficult or impossible for a girl to finish primary (elementary) school, and even less likely to attain a high school or college education.
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