Let's travel to Uganda today and read another project director letter! Let's hear about UG-721, which is the project that my young man, Eric, attends.
I am Musabyimana Peace, Project Director of Muganza Church of Uganda located in the South Western region of Uganda that ministers to your sponsored child at Muganza Child Development Center.
I wish to express my sincere appreciation to you for the great work you do of supporting, caring, and loving Eric.
We have 243 registered children at the center. These children normally come to the center once every week for different programmed activities purposed to develop them holistically. The staff and volunteers normally have time to interact with individual child at length, and this helps them to understand the uniqueness and ability.
The lives of children at our center have improved greatly. A case in point is an 11 year old girl who comes from a struggling family and stays with her mother only. Her father deserted the family and doesn't communicate or send any help. She accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior while in the program.
She enjoys in leading other children in praise, worship, and prayer. She also leads a choir for Sunday school that ministers in church every Sunday. Last year, her mother, who was a drunkard and would spend most of her times in bars, confessed and accepted the Lord as her Savior during a conference organized at the center. She said she had developed too much hatred for her husband, had lost hope, and was mistreating her only daughter. In spite of her youth, the girl would always challenge her mother to forgive and pray for the father instead.
Her mother testifies that after being born again, she forgave the husband, got peace in her heart, and is now working hard to look after her family. She and her mother now pray and go to church together.
We have a hard working 20 year old young man who doesn't want to waste any of his time. During school time, he goes to school and concentrates on his books. During holidays, he makes pancakes which he sells to earn some money. He normally sells about 400 pancakes a day. He has ready market for his pancakes. He is able to cover all of his university tuition from the pancake profits. He acquired the baking skill from the center. He is a good example to other youths in the community.
I deeply appreciate the good relationship between sponsor and child. The letters, cards, stickers, and drawings sponsors send speak volumes to the child and they treasure them so much. They are excited to know that their sponsor loves and cares about their lives. I hope you will write often.
Our biggest encouragement comes from seeing children and their caregivers confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. It's also wonderful seeing a child grow, progress in school, and become a healthy and strong young person with desirable behavior and able to sustain himself economically. This inspires us to continue with our work at the center.
The spiritual aspect impacts children greatly to the extent that their attitudes change when they get saved, and they become good role models to the community. They are able to set goals and become focused on what they want to become in the future.
I request you to pray for these children to understand the great love that the Lord has for them and be able to use this sponsorship opportunity profitably.
Once again, I thank you for your love, support, and care you give to Eric.
May God richly bless you.