The other day I stumbled onto the website for Orphans Know More and was blessed by this video and to read of their mission. I have been praying for those who are adopting orphans in their own countries for awhile now as I see that as being key in meeting the needs of the millions of orphans worldwide. This is a ministry supporting those doing just that in Uganda (Ugandan’s adopting Ugandan orphans!) It is really something special! Yesterday, I had the joy of spending over an hour on the phone with the couple in England who started the ministry. They have an incredible story…pray for this ministry and stay tuned for more to come!
Orphans Know More is a relationally based charity working to bring global communities and people closer together. We believe that the best way to tackle the growing international orphan crisis is to follow the Biblical principle of placing the lonely into families. Jinja in Southern Uganda is the site of Orphans Know More pilot project. It is there that around 30 local families have taken 150 Orphans in as their own, offering love, acceptance and care to these children without condition. These families of up to 15 children still function as a nuclear unit free from institutionalisation, inspiring hope in us all that this model can be replicated on a larger scale.
Orphans Know More have set out to:
- Increase the standard of living for these families
- Ensure that all children are able to attend school, have appropriate nutritional intake, and live in adequate housing
- Guarantee that all children who are unwell with HIV/ AIDS or other ailments are receiving the treatment they require
- Give 100% of money raised directly into these areas as well as funding a local social worker to assess the needs of the children and the care they are receiving
It is our hope that people in the UK will become linked to communities across the world, taking on their needs as if they were our local neighbours. We are gifted with the means to act on our compassion.
Orphans Know More believe in working together to give orphans a Face, a Family and a Future.