Aisha is a 14yrs old girl in P.6 who has 7 siblings (3 girls and 4 boys) staying with both parents in a single room house.
She wants to thank her sponsor for sponsoring her and for their good kind heart.
Aisha says that that she feels happy to be sponsored because she now gets a better education which she used not to get before. Aisha says that she now has a uniform, socks and shoes that she didn’t have before getting a sponsor. She also says that she used to go to school in open shoes and didn’t have a uniform; she used to go to school in casual clothes but now she is always smart in shoes, socks and a school uniform.
Aisha says that ever since she got sponsored, her grades have improved in class; she used to miss a lot of classes/lessons due to lack of school fees resulting into poor performance but now she has improved. Aisha’s parents would always worry about where they would get their child’s School fees to send her to school to fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse whenever she would get sent home for school fees but now they don’t worry anymore, thanks to Aisha’s Sponsor.
Aisha prays for her Sponsor to have a long life.
A mission trip for 15- to 17-year-olds with a parent!
June 5-16, 2017
This trip and its activities will be tailored toward teens who are 15, 16, or 17 by the beginning of the trip. Each teen must be accompanied by a parent. Cost will be approximately $3200 per person, which includes a 3-day, 2-night safari trip to Murchison Falls National Park. This trip requires a minimum of 8 team members. Deposits of $250 are required by December 15th; if we do not have 8 people interested, deposits will be refunded. Contact our Missions Coordinator, Julie Stroder, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested! The possibility of offering this trip in 2018 will be evaluated after the 2017 trip.
There will also be a typical Hearts & Hope mission trip June 14th - 24th for anyone 18 and over. These dates may be adjusted, depending upon the response to the teen/parent trip.
Sumaya says that being sponsored by Mark & Trisha Oppeau is the best thing that has ever happened to her in her life. It feels great to be sponsored because she now gets a better education; she doesn’t miss out on class lessons like she used to at her previous school. It is through this sponsorship program that she got Mark as a sponsor and that now provides her with, school fees, a uniform, socks and shoes she didn’t have before. She used to go to school barefoot but now she has school shoes. All thanks to Mark, she is always looking smart in her shoes, socks and a school uniform.
Sumaya says that her mother doesn’t worry much about sending her to school now since her school fee is always paid in time. She now only has to work hard for Sumaya’s siblings.
Sumaya said that she prays for Mark and his family every day to have a long happy life and they also thank Mark for that beautiful giving heart that he has.
Cyrus is a 16 year old boy in P.7 who has 4 siblings (2 girls and 2 boys) staying with a single parent (mother) and Grandmother.
He wants to thank his sponsor for choosing him out of all the children at Kainagoga village.
Cyrus says that it feels good to be sponsored because he now gets a better education which he wasn’t getting before. It is through this sponsorship program that he now has a uniform, socks and shoes he didn’t have before getting a sponsor. He says that he used to go to school barefoot and wore a torn uniform but now he is always smart in his shoes, socks and a school uniform. He is now getting lunch at school unlike before when he used to go back home for lunch and most time don’t find lunch there and end eating sugarcane for lunch.
He prays for his sponsor to get more blessings and achieve their family goals in life.
Hearts & Hope is a nonprofit organization focused on unlocking the potential of people in Uganda through relationships with people in the US.