… Jesus is able.
That is the core philosophy and deep-seated belief of the fledgling school-orphanage that my friend Amy (remember that cool, sweet girl with the pretty scarves?)is now a director of. Miss Amy leaves for Uganda again within a few days, and I thought it would be a wonderful time to share some details about Yesu Asobola Ministries; it’s my hope that perhaps this story will inspire you to follow the calling that tugs at your heartstrings…
Yesu Asobola is a Community Based Organization (Soon a 501(c)3 non-profit in the USA) located 20 minutes outside of Soroti, Uganda in a village called Onyerai. This remote village has hundreds of children who are unable to attend school and many who are orphaned by HIV/AIDS and displaced because of the war (LRA). There are elderly grandmothers caring for 12 orphans with no income, and young teen girls who care for multiple siblings. There are children who have been abused by their stepmothers so severely that they have had to run away – at a young age – or have become handicapped. Some of these children live in the bush. We met one little boy who wanders the street – his teeth are rotted and he tells people he goes to school but he doesn’t. These children are hopeless and in need.
YAM (Yesu Asobola Ministries) will be starting a Christian school, which will act as a home for the orphans and a day school for the needy children of the community. We will offer primary education through grade 7, Bible, dance, and music classes- as well as farming. For the older children who do not wish to go through primary education, but wish for a future in which they can provide for themselves, we will offer 6 month trade skill programs. We will also sponsor older children to attend high school if they wish to continue their education. Our hopes are to eventually be able to provide a medical clinic and church that will be open to the community, as well as parenting and health education for the parents. We hope to hire widows in the area to care for the children in the orphanage, as well as good teachers to teach them.
Yesu Asobola means Jesus is Able in Lugandan, one of the many language spoken in Uganda. We truly believe that!
If you would like more information, or perhaps help in any way, please visit the following links: