Evans is a sweet and gentle boy living in Uganda. His mother passed away, and he now lives with his father and stepmother. His stepmother has made his living situation unsafe and unstable for him. This has made him very shy and timid. His family was kicked out of their rented house, and now they live in a friend’s living room as they get back on their feet. Evans loves writing and playing with his toys. With the help of the staff at the Upendo Christian Academy, Evans has found a relationship with Jesus and is an active member of Sunday School. With your help, Evans will receive nutritious meals and biblical teaching from a loving and supportive staff at the academy, and he will have safe place to process the pain that he has experienced and move into freedom through Jesus.
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.