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Uganda Orphanage Needs Your Help

$1,648 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 22 months
Helen Cook
on behalf of Helen Cook
 BRENHAM, TX
We need some new mattresses, sheets and mosquito nets. About $900 is needed. 

God can multiply any amount no matter how small!

There is an orphan crisis in Uganda. Currently the country is home to nearly 3.4 million children who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS, extreme poverty and civil conflict. In fact, Uganda has the largest orphan population per capita of any country in the world.

 Light for Orphans Ministry is looking for those special people that God has laid on their heart the ministry of giving.

 Even though the Light for Orphans Ministry (LFOM) must be registered and licensed with the government of Uganda, they receive no support because they are a Christian ministry.  LFOM is home to 50 children and a tiny staff of four. 

 The staff has nothing of value, they receive no salary.  At one point, Kirunda Moses, the director of LFOM even sold his computer to get money to buy some rice for the children to eat. 

All of these children have parents to the AIDS epidemic.  Some have critical health issues themselves.

Like all children, they need regular immunizations, dental care, have injury causing accidents, need shoes and clothing.  None of these services are free to the LFOM family.

Their daily needs – food, shelter, medical, clothing and education – are provided by a small group of dedicated supporters (about twelve), here in the US and one in Australia. But the cost of these basic needs increases monthly. There has been about a 30% rise in the cost of food, both dry staples and fresh food items over the last couple of months. School fees are $3,000 per semester, at 3 per year, for the 50 children.
 
If you would like to become a regular, or even an occasional, supporter for the monthly needs of this beautiful family, you can make donations to Light for Orphans Ministry (LFOM) c/o Helen Cook, 2668 Hwy. 36 South #127, Brenham, TX 77833.

No amount is too small.

1 John 3:17: “But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?”

 
In Christ I serve,
Helen Cook
Light for Orphans Ministry
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Dear family and friends,
We are still in need of funds for mattresses and bedding at Light for Orphans Ministry, Jinja, Uganda.
Also I would like to raise funds for a small Christmas party for the children.
Can you find it in your heart to make a donation to either of these needs?
May God bless you greatly.
Helen
Our sweet family in Uganda (LFOM)
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$900 is needed for new mattresses, sheets and mosquito nets.
God can multiply any donation!
Thank you for your help.
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We are still $400 short for buying shoes for the children. Search your hearts and please make a donation.
Unwearable!
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The children are in need of new shoes. It's been almost a year since we purchased shoes. The few that outgrow the shoes before they wear out get passed down. The amount needed is $700. That sounds like a lot of money for shoes but for 50 children it's only $14 per pair. We know the Lord will provide for these children. Thank you for being a willing vessel for His work.
Wow - they really need shoes!
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Helen Cook
18 months ago
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This person who was so kind to not leave a name but to disparage Light For Orphans Ministry know not what he/she speaks of. LFOM IS a licensed orphanage. I have a copy of the document issued by the Uganda agency for anyone, that would like to send me their email address, to view. I can't believe this (unknown) person isn't aware of the religious/Christian persecution in Uganda! I'm disappointed in GoFundMe that it won't allow me to remove this comment from our page. Friends, please don't be misled by the untruths in the posting by "Child Rights Uganda."

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Child Rights Uganda
18 months ago
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I just checked this with MoGLSD, the government body responsible, it is NOT a licensed child care facility in Uganda. Additionally this press release is misleading. They receive no money from the Uganda Government NOT because they are a Christian organisation but because the Ugandan Government are reducing the number of orphanages and working with partners, like USAID, to strengthen their child protection, child welfare and family support systems as they recognise that institutional care is damaging and unsustainable. 50 children should not be cared for by 4 staff... this is wholly inappropriate and against the minimum standards as set-up in the Ugandan Approved Home Regulations. www.alternative-care-uganda.org

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$1,648 of $5,000 goal

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Created November 28, 2016
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Helen Cook
18 months ago
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This person who was so kind to not leave a name but to disparage Light For Orphans Ministry know not what he/she speaks of. LFOM IS a licensed orphanage. I have a copy of the document issued by the Uganda agency for anyone, that would like to send me their email address, to view. I can't believe this (unknown) person isn't aware of the religious/Christian persecution in Uganda! I'm disappointed in GoFundMe that it won't allow me to remove this comment from our page. Friends, please don't be misled by the untruths in the posting by "Child Rights Uganda."

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Child Rights Uganda
18 months ago
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I just checked this with MoGLSD, the government body responsible, it is NOT a licensed child care facility in Uganda. Additionally this press release is misleading. They receive no money from the Uganda Government NOT because they are a Christian organisation but because the Ugandan Government are reducing the number of orphanages and working with partners, like USAID, to strengthen their child protection, child welfare and family support systems as they recognise that institutional care is damaging and unsustainable. 50 children should not be cared for by 4 staff... this is wholly inappropriate and against the minimum standards as set-up in the Ugandan Approved Home Regulations. www.alternative-care-uganda.org

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