Allan is a smart and athletic boy in Uganda who has experienced many struggles in his young life. A few years ago, his father abandoned his mother and their four children after having an affair with Allan’s mother’s best friend. Now Allan’s mother struggles to balance caring for her young children and finding a steady job. WIthout a reliant source of income, Allan and his siblings often go without meals. With the help of a sponsor, Allan will have his stomach filled with nutritious meals, his mind engaged in new school subjects, his body healed with medical care, and his heart opened as he learns about a heavenly father who will never abandon him. Allan does not know what he wants to do when he is older, but right now he enjoys playing soccer with his friends. Thank you for coming alongside Allan at this pivotal point in his childhood and meeting his deepest needs!
Upendo Christian Academy
The Upendo Christian Academy is an orphanage where children live and grow as disciple of Christ. The center staff mentor children in various ways, including help with homework, career guidance and discipleship. Children are served wholesome meals each week to help them grow physically. Special gifts are given to the children throughout the year and during Christmas time. Medical care is available children struggling with health issues. The center staff focuses primarily on the spiritual growth of the children through biblical teaching and times of prayer.
Uganda is a landlocked country in Africa. The majority of the population is Christian and there are a large number of Muslims. Witchcraft and animism are still believed and practiced in certain areas as well. Poverty is rampant throughout the country as well as a lack of education. Sickness and disease are prevalent and many lack the means to receive medical treatment. Often children suffer from malnutrition. Many struggle with drug use and alcoholism. It’s common for families to be torn apart due to divorce and separation.