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“I begin each day with holy Mass, receiving Jesus hidden under the appearance of a simple piece of bread. Then I go out into the streets and I find the same Jesus hidden in the dying destitute, the AIDS patients, the lepers, the abandoned children, the hungry, and the homeless. It’s the same Jesus.”-Mother Teresa of calcutta
Yesterday on Instagram I began to talk to four different people who followed me. Once I followed back, they contacted me to tell me about their work. All four care for orphaned children in Uganda. Today I will share a small story from the founder of one of the orphanages, Jonathan Ssentamu.
I asked Jonathan’s permission to share these stories, and he gave it. (Thank you.) I also asked him several questions about his organization, “Holy Care Orphanage Uganda.”
HOLY CARE ORPHANAGE UGANDA
Psalm 127:3@uholycareorphanage on Instagram
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.
Let’s all fight and protect the children right across the world. #orphans
In Jonathan’s words:
“I live in a small suburb in the outskirts of the city Kayunga. I grew up with my mother who through struggling (selling fruits and groceries on the streets of the City) managed to pay for my school fees up to secondary level. I started up my first business (selling yellow bananas from place to place in our village) Later I started helping some children whom I found needy. I brought these kids to where my mother used to rent; however, later my business could not go on after the city council deemed hawking illegal. Then I started to solicit funds from well-wishers and also find petty jobs; like digging and fetching water (which is common here; but for the unemployed) to support my mother and the 15 children I had brought along. I thank my mother for being there for me and teaching me to put God first in everything I do. Even though she no longer works, she prays for me day and night. I have a passion for helping young kids. My heart cries when I see a young one suffering, therefore, I have dedicated my life to serving vulnerable children and the elderly. I have 50 children which I care for. I am 28 now. I started this Organization in 2017.”
-JONATHAN SSENTAMU, HOLY CARE ORPHANAGE UGANDA
If you know how to set up a free website that Jonathan can maintain from Eastern Africa, and/or a GoFundMe page for his organization, please email me or leave a comment below.