I hope this message finds you all well and that you are coping in these very difficult days.
We have just had terrible news that our town and community in Uganda has now been invaded by a huge locust plague. This is causing terrible immediate problems and it will also cause significant long term damage and famine. Uganda is under lock down with the Corona Virus like the rest of the world, with most of their markets and shops shut. This is already causing a huge food shortage and as you can imagine starvation is going to be wide spread.
All the children on our program have been sent home and we are diverting their monies to food, essentials and survival during these tough times.
We are trying to get our manager Robinah a vehicle so that, with the help of her husband, she can source food and essentials and to distribute to our families and the local community.
Please may we ask that if possible you could lift them all your prayers as well as our team here who are trying to work on providing support from a distance. Any financial help you can provide to purchase food will be hugely appreciated – it will be truly lifesaving! We need to stock pile a lots of resources for the months to come as basic food will be scares and prices will be rocketing.
Please could you consider donating some money to this effort to keep our Seeds of Hope families fed in these very trying times.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers.
All our love
VISSION AND MISSION
Our vision is that we don’t become just another welfare program, that we look towards sustainability and take a whole-person approach. What does this mean? This means that every child is looked at individually, and we create a package of support that meets each child’s individual needs.
Now, in 2016, as we take on the long-term project of COHAD, our vision is growing, and we have great dreams of seeing COHAD with a school, 100 children living there, and a feeding programme for the vulnerable children in the local community. The need is great in this place, and we look to see lives transformed.
We believe that by empowering and helping one, they can then go on to empower and help another.
Keeping fish as the theme, we were very taken by the starfish story which we feel symbolises what we are aiming to do in this vulnerable corner of the world.
The Starfish Story
A man was walking along a deserted beach at sunset. As he walked he could see a young boy in the distance, as he drew nearer he noticed that the boy kept bending down, picking something up and throwing it into the water. Time and again he kept hurling things into the ocean.As the man approached even closer, he was able to see that the boy was picking up starfish that had been washed up on the beach and, one at a time he was throwing them back into the water. The man asked the boy what he was doing, the boy replied,” I am throwing these washed up starfish back into the ocean, or else they will die through lack of oxygen. “But”, said the man, “You can’t possibly save them all, there are thousands on this beach, and this must be happening on hundreds of beaches along the coast. You can’t possibly make a difference.” The boy smiled, bent down and picked up another starfish, and as he threw it back into the sea, he replied
“Made a difference to that one”