Celebrating 15 Years of Ministry

By Covenant Mercies Team
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15 years ago, our story began with a heart to serve fatherless children in the developing world. We prayed for God’s help to do justice and love mercy for the sake of these precious children. He answered in ways beyond what we could imagine.

Today, over 2,230 children have experienced the care of the Orphan Sponsorship Program. We thank God for the generosity, prayers, and labors of Covenant Mercies partners around the globe. You helped make a dream from 2002 possible. Because of your passion for this cause, orphans and widows in Uganda, Zambia, and Ethiopia have broken out of multi-generational poverty.

In honor of our Anniversary, we’ve launched a special new campaign: 15 for 15. Your tax-deductible gift of $15 or more will help us continue expanding our programs and investing in education and healthcare opportunities for the children of Covenant Mercies. We are also excited to share that a generous donor has committed to match eligible 15 for 15 donations! Any gift between $150 and $1,500 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $15,000. Between now and June 1, you can double the value of your donation.

To make a gift, visit our Donate Page.

Covenant Mercies 2016 Impact [Infographic]

By Covenant Mercies Team
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As we look forward to the New Year, we are delighted to share the Covenant Mercies 2016 Impact Infographic. Thank you to our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and partners around the world who are making this work possible. We are grateful for your prayers, service, and generosity.

2016 Covenant Mercies Impact Facts:

  • Today, over 1,200 children are enrolled in the Orphan Sponsorship Program.
  • We welcomed 230 new sponsored children and celebrated 110 graduations. 
  • We planted a 5-acre eucalyptus grove (5,100 trees!) to generate sustainable local revenue for our Eastern Uganda program.
  • 25 mission team participants worked on projects such as Vacation Bible School, Youth Camp, and Construction.
  • We created the Mapalo Scholarship Fund for eligible Program graduates pursuing higher education. Mapalo means "blessing."
  • We launched a brand new medical clinic in Western Uganda, providing over 350 children and their guardians with in- and out-patient care, health education, HIV testing, malaria treatment, and more! 

#GivingTuesday 2016

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November 29th is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving and celebrating generosity! In Sub-Saharan Africa, children’s lives are frequently disrupted or even lost to treatable, preventable diseases. This Giving Tuesday, we are raising funds for the fight against malaria and HIV in the lives of our sponsored children. Your tax-deductible gift of just $20 can provide a mosquito net and medication for a child with malaria, plus essential nutritional supplements for a child with HIV.

Will you partner with us today?

Click here to make a tax-deductible gift to Covenant Mercies. 

Our Sponsors and Donors Make a Difference

By Covenant Mercies Team
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When he was thirteen years old, Moses was diagnosed with Endemic Kaposi Sarcoma, a slow growing cancer of the blood and lymph vessels. Sadly, it wasn’t the first time this Covenant Mercies sponsored child had experienced a life-threatening illness. At his young age, Moses had already survived tuberculosis and a rigorous treatment regimen lasting six months. 

Our sponsors provide many ongoing benefits for their sponsored children, including access to health and medical care. Because of the generosity of our donors, Covenant Mercies was also able to launch an on-site, staffed medical clinic* in Moses’ program area (Eastern Uganda) in 2008, the same year he was first diagnosed with TB. Our resident nurse jumped into action, procuring the necessary TB medicine for Moses and closely managing his six-month progression toward full recovery. Cancer, however, brought its own unique challenges. The nearest hospital with cancer therapy was in Kampala— 130 miles away. This treatment was simply unreachable and unaffordable for Moses’ guardian. 

Our sponsors and donors make a difference. Through their generosity, Covenant Mercies was able to both pay for and transport Moses to his cancer therapy. Our nurse faithfully traveled with Moses to the Kampala hospital for nine consecutive weeks— over 2,300 miles of total travel— in order to provide him with the necessary treatment. The treatment process ravaged his already thin frame, but it proved effective. Covenant Mercies caseworkers also came alongside Moses when he fell behind in his studies due to his illness, working with him and encouraging him to persevere. Through the attentive and compassionate care of our nurse, Moses’ health and strength returned over the next few years. His cancer went into remission in 2013.

This is the type of personal care that is made possible through the generosity and prayers of our sponsors, donors, and church partners around the world. Together we strive so that each of our sponsored children may have the opportunity to know the gospel and understand that they have been made in the image of God. Together we fight for them to rise above adversity and poverty. To receive an education and live a full and healthy life. To become agents of positive change in their families and communities.

Our Director of International Development, David Mayinja (below, left), returned this week from visiting our Uganda programs. While he was there, he ran into our young friend Moses (below, right). Moses delightedly greeted David with a big smile and a warm hug. Typically, our sponsored children will simply shake hands. This greeting was a show of deep gratitude not only to David, but to all of Covenant Mercies and our generous donors worldwide that make this work possible.

Today, Moses is eighteen years old and cancer free. He plans to attend vocational school this year to study welding. 

We praise God for His miraculous work, for “In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.” –Job 12:10

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*Covenant Mercies plans to open a similar medical clinic for our western Uganda program this year. If you would like to donate to this cause, please click here and indicate “Medical Clinic” in the comment box.

Covenant Mercies 2015 Impact [Infographic]

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As 2015 comes to a close, we are delighted to share what the prayers and generosity of our partners around the world have accomplished this year. We are committed to transparency, accountability, and integrity as we steward the resources entrusted to us for our sponsored children, to the glory of God. This is the Covenant Mercies 2015 Impact Infographic. We hope these highlights of the year are a source of encouragement to you. 

2015 Covenant Mercies Impact Facts:

  • 1,100+ children sponsored through the Orphan Sponsorship Program
  • 139 new sponsored children
  • 40 program graduates
  • 130 attendees at our eastern Uganda youth camp, and 28 professed faith in Christ
  • 1,720 medical patients served through our one week medical clinic in western Uganda
  • 27 mission team participants, representing 9 churches and 7 states
  • 229 Covenant Mercies sponsored children attending Lighthouse Christian School in Zambia
  • For the second year in a row, 100% of Grade 7 Lighthouse students passed their national exams and qualified for secondary school