I want to share with you the story of James Omoding, a sponsored child who began with Covenant Mercies in 2003.
James is from the Pallisa District located in Eastern Uganda. Upon his registration for our program and assignment to a sponsor, James relocated to Nagongera to be closer to Covenant Mercies staff and attend school. By God’s grace and through the faithful giving of his sponsor, James was able to graduate from secondary school and go on to pursue an institutional certificate in plumbing.
Fast forward 12 years from his start in our program, and James is now living in Kampala and working for the Uganda National Water and Sewage Corporation. Even more amazingly, he now houses and provides for two of his younger brothers, who came to live with him due to what James calls “rampant poverty and unemployment.”
Despite these tremendous practical benefits, James is quick to say that it was the spiritual enrichment that Covenant Mercies provides that profited him the most. Weekly Bible studies, instruction in daily devotions, and attending church helped him see his need for a Savior and receive God’s free gift of salvation through Christ.
As you can see from his face, James’ life has been transformed! The tangible support that paid for his education and helped him to learn a craft, now allows him to provide for himself and other family members. The spiritual guidance he received from Covenant Mercies staff and a loving church family has now become a bedrock of faith in his life.
Thank you for the role you play in your sponsored child’s life. Just like James’ sponsors, you are providing the resources necessary to break the cycle of poverty and advance the gospel in a child’s life.
We could not do this work without you, and we are grateful for your partnership!