In 2008, 11-year-old Bridget became one of our first sponsored children in Kiburara, Western Uganda. Her father had recently died of AIDS. Her mother, now the sole provider for Bridget and her brother, was HIV positive. Bridget described that period of her life in this way: I felt hopeless…I started to feel self-hatred and no hope for the future.
Thanks to the generosity of her sponsors, today Bridget has a different story. She thrived in the Orphan Sponsorship Program and worked hard in school. Today, she is enrolled in her first year at Kyambogo University in Kampala, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She says:
This once “hopeless girl” can’t express the kind of happiness I feel whenever I wake up and remember that I am now in a good school and recognized university in the nation. On the receipt of the news that Covenant Mercies was to pay all my tuition and scholastic materials, I was so glad and felt grateful to my God— Jehovah Jireh, my Provider, through Covenant Mercies…
My special thanks go to Pastor Moses (Kiburara Program Coordinator) for having shared the gospel of Jesus Christ and led me to salvation on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, that I will never forget. Thank you for leading my life into long lasting joy… [I have] seen God’s great hand at work as my Protector, Provider, Hope… day by day.
A few months ago I took my friend, Nora (10 years old), to see one of her favorite artists in concert. During the intermission they had a ministry present sponsorship opportunities for orphans in other countries. Nora, with her soft heart, turned to me and asked,...read more
As a young boy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Abreham Gashaw lost his father in an automobile accident. Now widowed, his mother struggled to keep various jobs in order to make ends meet. Abreham describes this time in his life: "The time that I had lost my father, that was...read more
When we introduced our beautiful new Do Justice, Love Mercy t-shirt on Covenant Mercies Sunday at our founding church, a great question was raised at the sales table. One person asked, “How is Covenant Mercies doing justice?” There are many ways to answer this...read more
Sponsor and guest blogger Megan Crowell reflects on her visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this year. Megan and her husband Steve had the opportunity to meet with Covenant Mercies staff and their sponsored child, Tamrat, in his home. Our oldest son was born in Ethiopia...read more
We are delighted to share our 2017 edition of Stories of Hope, the Covenant Mercies Annual Report. Click here to view the report, and learn how our sponsors, donors, and partners made a difference in Sub-Saharan Africa this past year.read more
Just a short walk away from our program offices in Maundo, Uganda, you will find the home of Sidoro and Margaret Onyango. As you near the edge of their land, Margaret is there to welcome you with a big smile. She leads you closer to their home, where you meet Sidoro,...read more