Thank you for your interest in Jesusâ Wind of Victory. I would like to take time to introduce to you this organization that is close to my heart. There are many needs in Uganda, and many organizations that are working to make a better life for the people here. However, I would like to take time to share with you what makes this organization unique. I will explain both the story of our lives, as well as the exciting programs that are running at the moment.
Jesusâ Wind of Victory began in 2009, but the story of how it all started begins with my own life. What inspired me to assist vulnerable children and various members of the community is that I have experienced the same struggles personally. I grew up with the same hurts of losing my parents at a young age and being forced into a daily struggle to live day by dayâ¦..for many years. I was uncertain of where my life and the lives of my three younger siblings were going. With no other family members to look after us, and without community members to lend a hand, it was a fight for survival on a daily basis for many years. I held the same feelings of fear and hopelessness in my heart.
However I believe that God promises us abundant life, and a future full of hope and joy. The life of my siblings and mine took a turn when God led several groups and individuals to provide for us. God made a way, when there seemed no way to fulfill His promise. The ability to live a life of good health, safety, and a bright future came back into our lives as these organizations provided us with opportunities for education, shelter, and other basic needs. Feeling the Lordâs provision in my familyâs life, gave me a passion to start Jesus Wind of Victory . Just as my life changed and I felt a wind of victory, I wanted to serve God by providing the same impact of Christâs love to other Ugandans in need as well. It is my passion to serve the Lord and enable vulnerable children and others struggling in the community to experience Godâs love and restoration in their lives as well. Therefore the programs of JWOV strive to enable these individuals to not have to go through the same hardships I went through. More importantly, the programs empower both the hurting and the caregivers in the community to know the abundant life that Jesus offers to all people. Therefore part of our mission statement is from 2 Corinthians 5:14, âThe love of Christ Constraints us.â
In order to share the love of Christ we identified several critical needs among orphans and other vulnerable children, widows, and other community members in need of assistance. Currently the programs implemented work to meet both immediate needs, and equip the recipients for the future. The orphanage we have running hosts 26 kids.
The children range from age 3 to 20. Investing in these children not only changes their lives, but also impacts the future of Uganda. Many of the issues that force a difficult lifestyle upon Ugandans will be resolved as these children can change the future of Uganda. Therefore the younger children receive a caring family, food, shelter, and education.
In conjunction with the orphanage program we have an education program set up. The younger children receive home schooling, the older children receive scholarships to cover their school fees for public school, and all of them can learn vocational skills such as craft making.
The orphanage is also a center for impact in the community as a whole. So we have 2 programs currently which allows for the orphanage to be a center of hope to families in the surrounding community. In addition to the education program we have for the orphans at JWOV, we have implemented a feeding program which feeds kids throughout the whole community once/twice a day. In order to let children of Uganda to know the love of Christ, it is important to make an impact on the lives of caregivers and neighbors as well. So we started the Outreach program.
Within this program we host two bible studies a week at the orphanage. It is open for both the children and adults in the community. These bible studies will also be open to men and women who attend the classes at the vocational center (sewing).
The goal of the outreach program is to build relationships and teach the foundations for living for Christ within their own community. Through this program people will learn about prayer, the bible, and the love of God, through His son Jesus Christ. We host these bible studies, and have plans to create more groups to learn about Godâs love in order to have an intimate relationship with Christ, full of hope and freedom.
In conjunction with this outreach program, the Vocational Center (Sewing Centre) we built invests in equipping youth, widows, and other men and women for the future. At this center, those attending the classes can learn both vocational skills to allow them to generate an income, as well as biblical teaching as a foundation for living a joyful life. Recently we started a sewing program, with 20 women. These women are either widows, or wives who are having difficulties finding employment. They will attend classes on three times in a week and learn sewing/tailoring skills, and devotionals so they know how Christ cares about all aspects of their lives. We hope to offer these women a means to sustain their lives and the lives of their families. And we hope to build relationships so they will feel welcome to attend bible studies and learn more about Godâs truth as well. There are also plans to host 3 more sewing classes this year, and provide classes on various vocational skills in the future.
Whether it be meeting daily needs, or empowering kids and caregivers in the future, JWOV desires to promote a holistic ministry. In order to love children, and give them a hope and a future, we are working to create change in the whole community so they are capable of partnering with us in caring for orphans and vulnerable children. So the orphanage, education, community feeding, outreach, and vocational center programs are meeting urgent needs, but are also equipping the recipients for the future. It is a blessing and privilege to serve these people. JWOV also offers a powerful opportunity for our neighbors across the ocean to be part of something special. It is my heart and plan to make this organization long lasting and self sustaining. We are already taking strides to creating an economically independent NGO, which stimulates the Ugandan economy. However, in the beginning stages as we work towards that, we are inviting others to walk along with us in this amazing journey.
I have learned from my own experience, and from testimonies of other volunteers, that is not only the receivers who feel the love of God through this ministry, but also those who choose to partner with us. By partnering with us through prayer, volunteering, or donations we can work together to turn others lives around. We are requesting you to prayerfully coânsider being one or our long term supporters through monthly donations, providing care packages of supplies that are unattainable here, and most of all your prayers.
You can also come and volunteer with the ground team in one of our various programs. We are hopeful about the possibilities of collaboration with you. Please contact me if you have any questions or need more information. I thank you for your prayerful consideration over these opportunities to partner with us. And I thank you for your time in learning about our story and love for our community here.
Jesusâ Wind of Victory - Uganda
thank you for your friend invite.. May God bless the ministry to the orphans that you have, may He bless you economically also , and make His wealth abundant to you...As the King He owns everything without measure.
So pray believing that you have what you asked for, I will pray too,
much love to the beautiful little children, I would love to visit one day..
Take care and may the Lord Jesus keep you all safe in His hand.
Thank you so much for your friend request! Today I was feeling Down because my Husband has not been able to find work and we are becoming scared that we will not be able to make our rent! Your story has given me HOPE which has been so small and fruitless lately! So THANK YOU for reminding me what life is truely about! Bettering oneself and education. Your story has truely given me a jump start in the right direction!!! Again I thank you for your struggles for they have shown me that we are all going through something that is scary and hard! I truely wish you the best with your schooling I hope you go all the way to College and become something that you truely want to be!