August 15, 2012

A Safe Home for Babies Orphaned in Uganda

Shelly Meyer – Hand of Hope International Relations Officer

Helping people, especially babies, is something we just simply love to do. Partnering with Watoto in Uganda, to help provide a safe home for orphaned Ugandan children, allows us the opportunity to do just that. We provide support for nearly 70 babies currently being cared for at Watoto.

A holistic child care ministry, Watoto was birthed out of a local church in Kampala, Uganda. Created as a response to the growing number of orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda, Watoto provides physical, educational, spiritual and emotional care for these children. Some of the babies being cared for at Watoto are orphans from a Gulu prison. When there is no family to look after the baby of an inmate, the prison asks Baby Watoto to receive them. The babies are really happy to have toys and friends to play with.

After a recent visit to Watoto, Nancy Alcorn – President of Mercy Ministries, shared with us, “It just grabbed my heart so strongly when I walked through and was able to hold some of the babies, and was able to see the quality of staff and care that is being provided.”

Thank you partners for helping us support Watoto and help these precious babies.

Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

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