For the Widows and Orphans of Uganda

Will you help me go to Uganda for the widows and orphans?

My heart was awakened to the plight of the women and children of Uganda when I heard their story through the traveling Watoto Children’s Choir when I was in Raleigh, North Carolina. Nearly ten years later, I saw them again in Sydney, Australia. Like before, they sang with life, full of energy, zeal and hope. Lives that have risen from the ashes. I want to help many like them to rise.

I am a widow. I raised three young children ages 3, 5 and 8, who are now adults. I know what it’s like to be both mother and father, friend and disciplinarian, teacher and coach, breadwinner and wound-dresser.

So it is not a surprise that I have a soft heart for widows and orphans.

I am going to Uganda in September to join a Watoto medical mission to provide medical care for widows and orphans and the surrounding communities. I’m not a doctor but I am a good leader and housekeeper. I can inspire and motivate, plan and organise. I can ‘roll up my sleeves’ to ease the burden on medical staff. I can encourage and pray.

You can be part of this mission. I am raising $10,000, with $7,500 going to the medical mission and $2,500 towards partially funding my travel expenses. (I am also contributing $2,500 for my travel expenses.)

Every contribution is valued.  May you be generous according to the measure you’ve been blessed.

To contribute, go to my page on GoFundMe.

https://www.gofundme.com/joyceharkness2uganda


“Vivian’s Story” is on Vimeo and courtesy of Watoto.com

Blog photo is a still from “Vivian’s Story”, used with permission by Watoto.

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