Day Two: Siita Nest – Jinja, Uganda

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Handing out Toys at Siita Nest orphanage Day two in Uganda has been a wonderful time. We began at the Siita Nest Orphanage in Jinja, Uganda. Alice Kisolo is the director of this orphanage. Alice is an amazing personality. I call her the cross between Mother Teresa and Queen Latifa. She is all of this and more. The children and …

St. Ameria Orphanage, Mbiko, Uganda

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Handing out gifts and candy I remember the first time I saw a photo of St. Ameria Orphanage and School outside of Jinja, Uganda.  It was a collection of ragged buildings.  Most of them constructed with sticks, holding up a tin roof.  The buildings are all brick now.  What do you do in Uganda when you need to build a …

New Creation School, Kampala, Uganda

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Our Current Africa Team Hi from Uganda!!  We’ve just finished the first day here, and already are overwhelmed with what we’ve seen and experienced today.  Our very full day started early with breakfast and our first team meeting.  From the guest house, we headed off to the New Creation School for Sudanese refugee children.  Sudan has been in a prolonged …

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

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Sanju is a wonderful 10 year old boy.  He’s bright, articulate and filled with joy. He came into the orphanage when he was just two years old.  His mother relinquished him to the home because she wanted a better life than he could have living with her on the streets.   He has been educated, loved and wonderfully cared for. …

I Am Not Forgotten

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Monday we loaded up in the bus and headed to the Children of Lepers Home. Little Lights is home to 33 Children whose parents & or grandparents live in the leper colony. The vision of the staff is to see the lives & futures of the kids transformed. They want to break the cycle of generations that have no other …

A New Team In India!

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This week Streams of Mercy has a team in India visiting the three homes we sponsor in the city of Chennai. The theme of this trip is “you are not forgotten”. They’re presenting a terrific puppet show, giving out clothes, food, solar lights and more. Check back this week for highlights from the trip.

One Goat Can Change A Life

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Life isn’t easy in the Ethiopian savanna. In many of their villages, they have no electricity and no running water, and much of their way of life has remained unchanged for centuries. Thanks to a special donation from Life Church in Olathe, KS, Streams of Mercy was able to donate 22 goats to one of these villages. A gift like …

Prayer Of The Children

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On our trip to Ethiopia and Uganda this past May, we visited many orphanages that Streams Of Mercy is currently sponsoring. The stories of the children in these homes are truly heartbreaking, but the hope that we are able to bring them through your support is something they never could have had before. Through you, we are bringing hope and …

New Creation Center and Family Home

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Kampala, Ugandaby Wick Nease The Rhythm’s of Africa Rocked our Hearts This is the final orphanage and children’s home of our trip to Africa.  It’s so hard to believe that we depart tomorrow to return to the USA.  We have had such a tremendous  team with us on this journey and we’ll all be sad to part company at the …