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 lost 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, 2628 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?”
Light for Orphans Ministry