Only God can turn a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph, a victim into a victory ~ Testimony from Jane Namusubo
I grew up on the Eastern side of Uganda on the outside of Iganga. Surrounding the city center are smaller villages, one of which I grew up in.
In most of Uganda, it is typical for someone with my upbringing to be forced into a young marriage and start bearing children. I know many girls who were raising babies who were just children themselves.
If it wasn’t for AMG Uganda and the Dorcas Ministry, that very well could have been my story. I would have been a total mess and have no impact on my community had my Dorcas mothers not taken me under their wing.
I attended the Igamba Child Development Center as a sponsored child. A few years into the program, I joined the Dorcas Ministry, and it opened my physical and spiritual eyes. I began to realize I wasn’t just a girl, but a woman of valor, full of purpose, “fearfully and wonderfully made” in my Father’s image.
I am eternally grateful for the women who had mentored and guided me throughout the years, especially when my parents weren’t able to be that for me. I wouldn’t be who I am or where I am today without their continued mentorship and counseling as I have grown into a young woman of God.
In 2016, my mother wasn’t able to pay for my college tuition. I started feeling helpless and hopeless at the same time. I felt like my dreams had been shattered, and I could no longer achieve my goals. I was reminded that the Bible says that “those who trust in the Lord are like Mt. Zion” and God’s assurance to His people that He will never leave them nor forsake them. The ladies at the Dorcas ministry stepped in and covered my full tuition, and I finished my first degree in 2019.
I now serve in the same AMG center I grew up in as the Child Development Officer. My time with the Dorcas ministry wasn’t all in vain, as they trained me and blessed me so that I can bless the rest of the girls in Iganga through guidance and counseling. May the Good Lord bless you all!
~ Jane Namusubo