Children

NBC Dateline Special on the war in Uganda

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Children, Featured, Prayer, Uganda, Video | 1 comment

NBC Dateline Special on the war in Uganda

This video excellently introduces the war that God ended in 2005! Click to share this article:Please click above to share Favor with others. Download article as PDF

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Restoring a Generation

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Children, Featured, Field Updates, REEP | 1 comment

Restoring a Generation

A nation’s destiny lies within lives of its children, so children’s outreach is an important part of our Rural Education and Empowerment Program (REEP). By reaching the children, we are able to equip the next generation of leaders. These children are the ones who will transform their nation! Children’s outreaches, or Kids Clubs, are often set up like Vacation Bible Schools in the West, with anywhere from 50 to 500 children participating. The children enjoy Bible lessons, stories, memory verses, games, sports, and challenges in character development and soul winning. These are...

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And a Little Child Shall Lead Them…

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Children, Featured | 1 comment

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them…

The 20-year war for the Lord’s Resistance Army targeted the children especially. Our enemy knows that to wipe out a civilization, he need only destroy its youth. These children faced horror upon horror. Forced to kill or be killed. Watching friends and parents murdered before their eyes. Childhood dreams stolen away in the midst of war and terror. Could these children, after such devastation, ever dream again, ever live again? The answer is in the Lord’s words to Ezekiel, “Man, can these bones live?” YES!!!! What could these children do if healed and made whole, allowed to dream...

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Meet Mercy

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Children | 0 comments

Meet Mercy

Mercy Akello was born in 1999 in Gulu district. Her father, a peasant farmer, was killed by LRA rebels at his home in 2000.  Mercy’s had to discontinue her studies when her heart-broken mother died in 2004 leaving her with her paternal grandmother. House of Hope found Mercy in 2007 through her elder sister who was struggling to  survive and looking for assistance for the family as their aging grandmother had gone blind and was unable to care for them. Mercy is now 15 years old and is in Senior School at Graceland Girls College. She scored second among all her peers in her testing to...

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Meet Peter

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Children | 0 comments

Meet Peter

Meet Peter Oweka. Peter was born in 2004 in Gulu district. He and his sister, Sophia, were left in the care of their auntie when their mother died of AIDS in 2005. Their father died two months later of the same disease, and they were placed under the care of an aunt. This auntie, who had been diagnosed with sickle cell anemia and asthma, was unable to work and family lacked many of the basic necessities of life, often eating only one meal per day. House of Hope learned of these children in May 2007 through a local evangelist and were welcomed into House of Hope family! Peter is now 11 years...

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Meet Irene!

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Children | 0 comments

Meet Irene!

Meet Irene Anena. Irene was born in 2000 in Gulu, one of 10 children, to parents who were both teachers. The family lived well until her father died of AIDS in 2004. Her mother died of the same disease in 2006, leaving the their 10 children and two grandchildren with no caretaker able to provide for their needs. Irene and her siblings survived in the care of an older sister, their meals often consisting of only boiled cassava and water. When assessed by World Vision they were found to be thin and in need of basic necessities such as clothing. We were able to welcome, Irene and two of her...

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