Monday, December 29, 2014

Namusoke Betty

Please meet Betty. She was living in a nearby village,  she is HIV + and was staying by herself. She had lost her baby to HIV 6 months earlier.  A few of the villagers made sure that she received one meal a day.  She was not receiving proper care and medicines. We moved her to HCU in July. Betty would really appreciate a sponsor!  Right now Betty has been going to counseling and some therapy as she is wanting to give up and go be with Jesus. Please pray for her and encourage her from wherever you are. 

Thank you all!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

HCU School!

HCU has an awesome little school. We provide quality education free of fees to children that would not be attending school otherwise. The children are also provided a healthy lunch. Here are some of the children eating their lunch.

The school is currently funded by an extremely generous donor, and my husband Randy. The school is lacking funds. We are not wanting to close the school as so many of these children would not have any sort of education if we did, we are humbly coming to you and asking if you all would pledge to sponsor the school.

Our budget is minimal.
Rent                        $220
Teacher Salaries     $200
Lunch                     $200
Supplies                  $50

Total Amount $670

If we can get the school completely funded this provides schooling free of charge to 60 children that would not ever attend school! Currently we have 30 children enrolled as we do not have the funding for more, would you please consider sponsoring our school?

Thank you everyone for your prayers!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Meet Lovi!!!!!!

Lovi came to stay at HCU this week. She is an absolute wonderful addition to HCU.

She was being taken care of by her Uncle who has been sent to prison. Lovi is going to need a sponsor for school and more surgeries on her hand and foot to fix the scar tissue that is deforming her appendages. She was burned last year in a house fire. She has already endured and survived, please help us fund her surgeries!

I am attaching 2 links, 1 for Lovis school and 1 for her upcoming surgeries. Thank you all for praying and helping this child!

Lovi's right hand is going to need surgery as the skin is pulling and deforming the fingers.

As you can see here, the fingers are perfectly functional, the skin just isnt allowing movement

Same with her Right foot, the skin is pulling the toes upwards and not allowing full functiion, her foot is very painful because with each step, she is tearing skin and causing open sores.
Even her elbow has a section where the skin pulls open and doesnt allow for perfect movement.

This is a picture of the open sores on top of her foot. Each step pulls the skin and allows it rip.

Please take the time today to say a prayer for Lovi and consider helping us improve her quality of life!

Sponsor Lovi!

Please Choose Monthly or Yearly

This Next button is for Lovi's Surgeries

Blessings to All!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Betty's Father

HCU feels it is important to maintain family relationships, even with children whose parents cannot take care of them.

This weekend we took Betty to the village to see her biological father. He is 80 years old. We found his house in a very desperate state. The roof is completely rusted and full of holes, the builder says that the house cannot support a new roof and wont last through another rainy season. The back wall of the house is going to fall soon, it was wobbly when Pafra touched it. There are huge gaping holes in the mud, and the wood supporting the mud is rotten.

This man is still raising Betty's 10 yr old brother. We would like to bless him with a new house. He is too old to live in a house with those conditions.

Here are some pictures.

We have 2 choices, one to replace the mud house with a new mud house, or to make him a brick house.
The mud house will cost $1200 
The brick house $3,600 

Please pray about helping this man. his name is Sylvester.
If you choose to help please put betty in memo of paypal


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Big Changes

The past 2 months have seen some changes around HC!

We have reunited 3 children and have found homes for 5 children! God is working on peoples hearts!
The children that were reunited, we still pay their school fees and will monitor their situation at home for some time to make sure everything transitions smoothly.

We actually now have a waiting list of Ugandans that are wanting to foster newborn babies!
How awesome is that!

We were sad to see the children leave, and we miss them dearly, its hard living with children for so long and not seeing their faces each morning! But we know that the best place for a child is within a family.

Please pray for the reunited families and the adoptive families!

We are hoping to reunite 2 more children within this next month, please be praying for all the children's transitions!

keep the village in your prayers as the building is still missing roof and doors, and the upcoming chicken building.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Village Projects

We have been focusing on finding ways of self sustainability.

At the end of this year we are putting in a chicken house that will house 1,000 chickens! With the help of the Dutch organizations Alkare and Wilde Ganzen. We will be selling chicken eggs. With these profits we will be adding on o our chicken houses til we have enough to completely fund HCU base budget.

Preparations have to be made for this to work efficiently. So we have been building a fence, toilet, and sufficient housing for people that will work with the chickens and on the village land.

 Finished toilets!!! These were definitely needed!!!

We are still needing $3,100 to finish the 2 sections of the building we are raising. This will be mostly for the roof and metal doors and windows. Would you please pray about helping us finish this half of the buiding? We will be finishing the other half once we start gaining some income!

We are very excited about all the possibilities this land will give the children, and how much it can be utilized for the benefit of HCU.

Tomorrow marks the last day the builder is going to be able to work, as Randy and I have ran out of money to continue. Please pray God works miracles!


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Some of our New Arrivals

This is Jimmy!

This is Ian!

                                                                                   This is Ritah!

Please Pray....

Dear Friends,

We come to you today asking for your prayers, as most of you know, Randy funds most of the ministry with his job.

When we came to Uganda, Randy had to quit his job and be rehired as a contractor so that he had the freedom to visit whenever we were able to save enough funds. This means he only has a job as long as work is busy. This has never been a problem in 3 years.....until this week....

Randy is scheduled to returned to America the 26th of May, but he received an email from his work stating that there is not enough work right now for him to return to work. This means that we have no money coming in......our budget is 3,500-4,000 a month, and we do not have Junes expenses.

We are asking that you join us in prayer that God works the miraculous, that we are able to meet the needs through Him.

God has reminded me of my favorite verse
Matthew 17:20
And He *said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith [a]the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.

Blessings to All

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


The Easter season is upon us, it happens to be my favorite time of year. I love celebrating what Christ sacrificed and reaching the children on just how much God loves everyone.

My children are working on putting together a short play of sorts, starting this week for Palm Sunday and finishing on Easter Sunday.

I want to thank each and everyone of you for the prayers you give us and the support. We are truly blessed!

Easter in Uganda is celebrated much like America. We go to church and then eat, eat and eat some more.

I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to please consider donating to Easter Sunday's festivities. We would like to be able to prepare a nice meal for the children, sodas and have some Easter pinatas.

Please keep the children in your prayers!

Blessings to All!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Michaela went to the bank today for me, and has lost her wallet and my debit card, please please pray, that was the last of our money til Randy gets paid. I know in this country that it would absolutely be a God miracle if someone would give it back but we can all pray together and see what God does!!!!


When we went looking for Michaelas wallet, It was right after a rain, so I came back home and asked Emma to please go swish all the puddles with his rain boots in case it fell in a puddle. Some school children told Emma to come here that they had picked up the wallet, but some other lady took it from them. They directed Emma to her house and he retrieved the wallet!!!! The wallet had everything still inside, of course it was missing some money, not all but some, and the debit card was still there, Praising God for those children and His blessings today!!! Michaela was very very upset and now is relieved and much better, things were shaky here for a time! Thank you for praying with us!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Pictures and More

Thanks to an awesome couple that are visiting the children now have some great bottles to use for water, etc. We thank them so very much!!!

Here are some pics of our babies! They are so wonderful!

Here are some pictures of the land again, the fence builders actually put up the gate today!!!
Our next steps is to finish putting in the poles then actually adding the fence. We are asking again if you would please consider donating to the fence because the chain link is going to cost anywhere from 4000-5000 and we do not have that at this point, we are completely trusting in God that the funds will arrive so that HCU can take one step closer to becoming self sufficient.
Please join us in praying that the fence gets funded.

Blessings to all

Thursday, February 13, 2014

HCU Land, Mitimbojje

We have many projects planned for HCU's land in the village. We own 3 acres in the village, we grow maize, cassava, potatoes, bananas, and much more food. There are fruit trees as well, mango, jack fruit etc. But We have a problem though, the villagers steal our food, potatoes peeled right in our garden, and bananas mysteriously missing, jack fruit stolen always, the children have not had a jack fruit off their land since we bought the place. We would be able to add a cow for milk and turkeys as well.

The projects we have planned are chickens, we want to sell eggs for an income, and above ground fishing.

Our friends in the Netherlands, Alkare, is doing fund raising for HCU's first chicken house that will hold 1,000 chickens, we are hoping to eventually get to 6 houses.

The above ground fish project is very little investment with great rewards.

So now is the time that we must get the land fenced. Randy and I have given of our own money to start getting poles, 400 poles, cement, sand, rocks etc.. We will still need metal gates, nails, chain link, barbed wire (for the loops around the whole land, security) and labor costs.

Please join us in praying that this extremely necessary need is met, building self sustainability will not be possible without the fence.

This is how post holes are dug in Uganda, then they scoop dirt out by hand. Very long and tedious process!!

Look at how nice everything is looking!

We cannot stress enough how important the fence has become!
For those receiving tax refunds, would you consider giving a portion to our fence?

If we do not get a fence, then the villagers will escalate to stealing our chickens and fish and all our efforts will be for nothing.

We have also had a new arrival at HCU he is a great child, and should hopefully only be here temporarily

Our goats in the village also had a new arrival a couple days ago!!!

Thank you all for praying for HCU!
I am hoping to get back into the swing of blogging but things have been crazy around here lately!