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!
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,
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
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!
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.”
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