​Executive Director:

Eydie M. Miskel

(805) 340-7612

eydie@raininghope.org

​Find us: 

Raining Hope Offices

3451 Foothill Road #206

Ventura, CA 93003

Corporate Information:

Raining Hope is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization Fed Tax ID #27-0947020

All donations are tax deductible in full or in part.

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RAINING HOPE - UGANDA

Raining Hope provides food, clothing, shelter, healthcare and education for 25 students & staff in Uganda. 

 

The students are shown the love of Jesus Christ

and taught to share that love with others.

The students at Raining Hope have been rescued from a life without hope, without love and without guidance. They have been given an opportunity to become well-loved, well-trained and well-educated servants of God.

They are focused students who are thankful for

the opportunity to get a good education.

They are joy-filled followers of Jesus who take seriously

the opportunity to impact others' lives for God.

They are worshipers who live for God's glory.

They are servants, who take nothing for granted & are

passionate about sharing God's love with others in tangible ways.

 

Raining Hope is making a life-long investment to raise up a generation of people who will be used by God to change Uganda and the world. 

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Celebrate our10year Anniversary with us!

est. 09.09.09

Meet Our Staff

Mama Eydie Kisakye

Executive Director

Godfrey

Raining Hope Manager

Our Home in Uganda

Meet Our Students for October

Meet Sharon
I greet you all in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. How is life there in your country?  Life in Uganda is fine, beautiful and joyous. Let me take this opportunity to thank you all for your support, love and care towards Raining Hope as a whole.

 

It’s really a pleasure to have you holding our hands whenever we feel down which we did not have before Raining Hope. I have hope of ministering for God and going to school. I love it and it has always been my dream. Now as I write it’s a dream come true through your support towards us to ensure that we get the basic needs in life like going to school, clothing, food and everything. Wow! I count myself blessed to have you part of my story of life and part of my song that I’ll always sing in my success.


Raining Hope has given me a reason to live and worship God. It’s really a wonderful, loving and caring family. Before I joined Raining Hope, I used to feel incomplete because of the situation I saw my mum going through to see that at least we had something to wear or to put in our stomach. Life was actually a glimpse for us. Never did I think that I’ll ever make it in life up to this point that I’m celebrating my 17th birthday this September 7th!

 

My life today is because of God through your support. When our dad neglected us and threw us out of the house, I thought life then was done seeing my mum cry endless tears was like a repeated song that you listen to over and over but then get used to it. Seeing my elder brother moving on streets to sell things at a young age was like a movie watched daily that though it ends you keep watching it again and again. Hearing my
dad bark at my mum was like a bad symphony to my ears. But through all that I thank God that He supported us through Raining Hope.

 

When I ask myself, “Who am I?”, God says, “You’re My Chosen One”.  So I believe Raining Hope is a Chosen Race, a chosen generation for God. (I Peter 2:9-10).


HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY!
Sharon


Birthday: September 7, 2002
Dream: Artist/Singer
Sharon’s favorite subjects in school are English and Fine Art.
Her hobby is singing (worshiping God).
One of her favorite Bible verses is Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”

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Meet Joel


Greetings from Raining Hope, Uganda. My name is Joel, age 19, brother to Henry, Sharon & Dan.


Firstly, I really want to thank you so much for whatever you are doing out there so that we could still stand right now. May God bless you abundantly and may He meet all the desires of your heart.


I want to also thank Raining Hope for the glorious, great & mighty work God has done for me personally so that I can stand right now. I say thanks that I gained back hope and trust in the Lord God.

 

Before Raining Hope, I was a person that was hopeless and felt lonely. I had no hope to reach this age and time because I was so disastrous and taken up by worldly pleasures. My life was so complicated with no definite meaning and I ended up just admiring other worldly people.

 

But because God knew me, even before I was born, He chose me for His purposes and brought me closer to Him through Raining Hope and right now I am a living testimony. I read a Scripture in 1 John 2:15-17 and I decided to accept Jesus as my Lord and personal Savior when I was 14 years of age.


Not only joining Raining Hope, but I am so blessed that my life changed from being a world lover to a God lover and that my dream of studying and serving God through drums in ministry has been excellent. I am
also so thankful for our wonderful Pastor Godfrey.

 

May God convert your discomfort to comfort, your pains to gains, your minimum to maximum, your losses to profits and gains, your tears to smiles and tears of joy, your sorrows to pleasures, your wishes to reality,
your debts to credits and your dreams to factual reality according to his power that is at work within. In Jesus name.


I also thank God that we have made 10 years since we shifted from Living Hope to Raining Hope and that we have celebrated the 10 year anniversary here at Raining Hope with Mummy Eydie Kisakye. I am so glad to God for the outstanding protection and provision on us all. I also want to gratefully appreciate the support you offered since we began and I pray that God may double your blessings and make you live long.
May God bless you all,

Joel

Birthday:October 1, 2000
Dream: To become a musician
Joel loves music & playing the drums.
He also wants to be a business man to serve God Almighty.
Favorite Verse: Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Him who
strengthens me.”

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2017

Meet Our Students for September

Meet Henry

Hello our Dear Sponsors:

I am once again so happy to write to you the people whom God has set apart as far as the Raining Hope Ministry is concerned. I feel much honored to be a part of the Raining Hope Family.

 

My name is Henry. I am 21 years young. I want to take this opportunity to thank our dear sponsors who have stood with us as the Raining Hope family from day one up to today. You have truly impacted our lives. I want to thank you for the opportunity that you give us to go to school. You are always there to make sure school fees are paid on time. Also thank you for the provision of food year after year. For real we have never stayed hungry. Thank you for the clothing, medicine and also our new house that we now live in. There is nothing that we can give you in return other than thanking you for everything and standing with us in all situations.

 

My life before Raining Hope for real it was a mess. It was a life full of suffering, a life without hope. Whereby my life was lived by chances that if you get anything today it was good, if not you move on. I lived a life of neglect to the point of selling things on the street to get money.

 

But oh when I joined Raining Hope everything changed and I thought maybe I was in a dream. I was assured that I would have hope of school and food. My health was so important to Raining Hope. Clothing was always provided. For real now the life I am living is much better than it was before Raining Hope.

 

Raining Hope has given me an opportunity to serve in church which is the greatest opportunity that one could give and even yearn to be. My dream as Henry is I want to be a procurement officer which Raining Hope has provided the funds for me to pursue my love of going to school. I finished my senior six classes and by God’s grace I will be joining university next year to study my course. All this is due to Raining Hope and with all I give the glory to God.

 

I love you and always pray for you.

Happy Anniversary!

Henry

 

Birthday: October 26, 1998

Dream: Procurement office (Business Management)

Henry loves soccer and dancing. He is part of the worship team playing various instruments.

One of his favorite Bible verses is Luke 18:27, “Jesus replied,

‘What is impossible with man is possible with God.’”

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2016

Meet Sophia
Dear Sponsors:
My name is Sophia. I am 17 years old from Raining Hope Ministries Uganda in Africa. I thank you so much for standing together with us in all times.

 

Even when I was hopeless in life, you still encouraged me to move on with life. Thank you so much for the support. I even don’t know how to express this but may the Almighty bless you so much and may He see you through and grant you the desires of hearts and your wishes in life.


I lived a very hopeless life before joining Raining Hope. I would go without food, clothes and shelter. I even remember a day our family slept out due to the lack of money to pay rent. Every time we got sick, our mother would struggle looking for help. Most times they just mocked her. But God saw us and joined us with Raining Hope Ministries. I got a new family where I am given food, clothes, accommodations, care and love where my hope was regained. I am now studying and in Form Three about to sit for my “O” level exams by the grace of God. That is for next year.

 

I have a dream of becoming a fashion designer (fashionista) because I feel I can do this. I truly love designing and decorating through Raining Hope. I see myself getting the skills through decorating the church and some parties at the home and at school and through receiving education in designing. Now I see my future is very bright.  I only have words of thanks to you cause I see God taking me somewhere.

 

Mummy Kisakye, God bless you. So much I love you, even beyond the words I love you. May God give you your hearts desires. I wish you all a Happy 10th Anniversary!


I love you so much!
Sophia

Birthday:September 4, 2001
Dream: To become a fashionista (fashion designer)
Sophia loves netball and debating.

 

Favorite Verse: John 14:1-3, “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.”

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2016

Meet Our Staff

Meet Godfrey - Raining Hope Manager

My name is Godfrey, born on December 24,1984. Both my parents passed on when I was at age 9. It was such a hard time for me as child. I stayed with my step mother who tortured me both physically and psychologically.

 

Because of too much suffering, I retreated to the streets begging for leftover foods and sleeping with friends in unfinished buildings. This kind of life saw me with bad youth groups that were notorious and doing unlawful things.

 

It was in that kind of state that the Lord called me to salvation when I was 15 years of age. I joined Cornerstone Baptist Church where I was groomed in the Word of God.

 

It is there that I met a wonderful mother, Eydie Kisakye who had come from California on a mission’s trip. Mum Eydie helped me in many ways even seeing me through my wedding with Irene who is my wife to taking care of us. God put our hearts together as we share many things in common as far as ministry is concerned.

 

I have a heart for the orphans and other less privileged children and youth. It’s a heart that God put upon me based on what I suffered. I want to see many heads of suffering children and youths lifted up in triumphal hope and dreams restored the very thing Mum Eydie Kisakye is living for. No wonder God binds our hearts around the same desire he put in both of us.

 

It is in this Spirit that God chose to make me part of Raining Hope as manager through Mum Kisakye. Since then, there has been an awakening in the lives of many here in Uganda. Our children and young adults are going to school, joining institutions, are healthy and their dreams are coming true.

 

My life and family have been changed over the years as I am part of this noble cause that the Lord is doing in Raining Hope. My dream is to reconcile men to God through the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and to help many live in a real relationship with God. It is always my prayer to be a faithful preacher. I have seen this happen over time even as I serve with Raining Hope.

 

God grows me daily as I lead and take care of his people. It is such a noble task and great opportunity to serve others and be part of God’s activity in them.

 

I therefore, in a special way want to thank my Mum Kisakye for the unwavering love and care that she renders unto us as we mark our 10th anniversary. I thank all the friends, and partners for the great support of love over time. May God richly bless you all for making me who I am today and becoming every day.

 

When our time here on the earth is done, our works of kindness will follow us. It is such a noble task to live one entire life for rebuilding lives and restoring hope.Thank you all for your kindness and generosity. We hold you all with the highest regard.

 

Happy 10TH Anniversary

With love, Godfrey