Sponsorship Stories: Kim, Mercy and Joab
“Uganda holds half my heart.”
“I became a child sponsor in 2008. I saw a picture of Joab at a fundraising event for Children’s Heritage Foundation. His story touched my heart. In 2009, I traveled to Uganda with CHF to volunteer on a medical mission’s trip. While at the school where Joab attends, I was able to meet his mother and found out that Joab had a sister, Mercy. Their mother, Beatrice, struggles as a single mother. Without sponsorship assistance, Joab and Mercy would not be able to attend school.
Mercy is now in high school and finished 3rd in her class. Joab is also doing well in primary school. On a recent trip to Uganda, Beatrice shared with me that she has always dreamed of attending cosmetology school. My husband and I now sponsor her schooling. She has one more term to complete her training and we are praying that she will find work to aid in supporting her children. They are our Ugandan family. We share a special bond.
Since that first trip in 2009, I have been back to Uganda 4 times. Uganda holds half my heart. I wouldn’t be the person I am now if I hadn’t spent time in Uganda with the amazing people of that country. Sponsoring this family has given me the gift of a window into their world that has changed me in ways I never imagined.”
–Kim, sponsor since 2008