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!
Meet Our Students for January
Praise the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Greetings from Raining Hope. I am Sylvia and I am 25 years old.
I want to take this opportunity and thank all the sponsors for the great support, care, love and prayers that you render unto us. I highly want to appreciate all your efforts and your kind hearts
My life before Raining Hope was so tough and challenging. I had lost hopes of pursuing my dream as a broadcaster. My parents could not afford my school fees. It was such a trying moment for me as a young girl. But as I joined Raining Hope a lot changed. I joined school and I pursued a diploma in journalism. This is all because of the great support I attained. I am glad to see my dreams coming true.
Still, through Raining Hope I have learned a lot. God has really been faithful to me. I lead the church worship team and have seen God working awesomely in my ministry. Currently, as I wait upon the Lord I am working with
Raining Hope and it’s such a great honor and pleasure.
I want to thank you again for the great support and the love you show us through Mum Kisakye who has been a
blessing all these years.
Thank you and wishing you the best of 2020 and a beautiful 10th Anniversary!
Lots of Love,
Birthday:January 14, 1995
Dream: To become a journalist.
Sylvia is one of the leaders of the worship team. They have choir practice on Saturdays and Sunday nights.
“It has been my desire to be the voice to the voiceless and to proclaim the name of Jesus in this field of journalism. Pray that God uses me mightily to reach out to the broken souls and give them courage.”
Meet Our Staff - Hellen
My name is Hellen Kataike, I am now 60 years old. I want to thank God for his love and grace that he has shown me through Raining Hope. Before I joined Raining Hope as a support staff helping in cooking, my
life was a struggle. I couldn’t meet basic needs as a woman and I had no husband to take care of me in any way.
When I got a job at Raining Hope, through my earnings I started seeing a difference in my life. I
could help myself and my children. I have known God more and grown in my relationship with God through Raining Hope. This month of January, I will be retiring from active work.
In a special way, I would love to thank all the sponsors especially Mum Eydie Kisakye for the love you have shown me and all the children. I want to thank my Pastor and manager, Godfrey for all his love and care unto
me. It has been a special moment to serve the children and the entire ministry of Raining Hope as a
cook. I will forever be grateful for the kindness of the Lord and His goodness that he has shown me at
I pray that the Lord will continue to use you in the lives of all these children here at Raining Hope. Pray also for me that wherever I will be, I will serve God and have a better old age.
I love you all.
Happy New Year
Hellen loves singing and charity work.
Her dream is to help others.
One of her favorite Bible verses:
Psalm 2:1 - “Why do the nations conspire and the people plot in vain?”
To our sponsors:
I am Difasi. I am almost 18 years young. I want to thank all the sponsors for supporting us and providing school fees. May God reward you abundantly. My life before Raining Hope was not good because I was struggling in life. I didn’t have hope whether I was going to be able to go to school. I didn’t know God before joining Raining Hope. Our dad left us with our late mum without anything to eat. My brothers and sisters used to eat food without any sauces with our late mum. She used to work hard to get whatever to eat and clothes to put on.
My life after Raining Hope is really amazing. I have started experiencing the power of God in my life through Raining Hope. Raining Hope has helped me to know God and has prepared me for the future through providing needs in my life and taking me to school.
My dream is to become a tour guide. I pray God will help me and guide me. I want to wish you all the Happy 10th Anniversary.
God increase you in whatever you do.
Thank you for helping me to know God and also achieve my goals.
May God bless you abundantly.
I love you all.
Birthday: December 27, 2002
Dream: To become a tour guide.
Difasi is on the worship team.
He loves worshiping God & listening to music.
His favorite subject is agriculture & literature.
Favorite Bible verse is Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Meet Our Staff - Annet
Hello Our Loving Sponsors,
I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. My name is Annet and I’m 36 years old. I’m hereby happy and overjoyed to write you once again thanking you for each and everything you’re doing in our lives as a family. Thank you for your love, care and support towards us. Seriously, you are and will always be part of our story to tell in fife as a family. You are part of our genealogy.
Way back before Raining Hope, I never thought or hoped that I would see my children learned. I reached a point and felt overwhelmed by the struggles I had in life. I had to attend to their needs, trying to find things for them to wear or eat. There were days I didn’t even know where they would lay their heads for a night. But as a single mother I kept pushing and believing in God n never wanted to let my kids down. Jeremiah 29:11 pushed my faith in God. It kept me believing for an outstanding plan, a good plan for my children. Yes, the God I serve stood out for my sake through your support, love and care that I saw His plans upon me and my children glittering on our faces day after day, year after year with a healthy life for each of them being part of a wonderful family, Raining Hope.
Raining Hope means so much to me as a person that I’ve gained love, a family, children and a
loving mum, Mummy Kisakye who loves us always deeply, thoughtfully and wishes us the best.
Through Mum Kisakye we’ve come to relate with you our dear sponsors as part of our family. We
personally felt the love for a mum which I last felt years ago when I last set my eyes off my own
mum at an early age. I also gained a family so close and part of me and my life. I grew up with an
outstanding lonely life. Raining Hope is and will always be the best family ever and ever.
Thank you so much. I just can’t imagine the rightful words to use but thank you so very much.
Birthday: December 23, 1982
Anne is a respected worship leader and singer in the community.
One of her favorite Bible verses is 1 Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
Meet Our Students for November
Greetings in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. My name is Vivian and I am 22 years old. I thank you all for your support, love and care rendered to us and your prayers to God on our behalf.
My life before Raining Hope was not so good. It was hard. I did not know Christ deeply. I used to go to church with mummy because I thought it was just for fun and I never took God serious in life.
In school, fees were hard to get since daddy had lost his job and mummy was not working. So it was hard for me and my siblings. But when I joined Raining Hope my life changed. I got to know Jesus more and more. Now I am doing well in school.
I thank God because through Raining Hope, He has been there to help me with treatment and healed me from sickness and terrible diseases that wanted to end my life. But through your prayers and support God has been there for me.
My prayer request is that God may help me to continue with school because I want to upgrade in pastry and bakery management. I want to be one of the best pastry chefs in the world. I know by your prayers God will do wonderful things.
Once again, thank you all for so much. For the prayers, love, support and caring for us as the Raining Hope family. May God bless you.
Happy Anniversary & Merry Christmas!
Birthday: October 16, 1996 Dream: To become the very best pastry chef in all the world! She loves music, singing, dancing and futbol.
Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.”
Praise the Lord!
My name is Jireh.
I am eight years old and I go to Victoria Nile School.
I was promoted to Primary Three.
I want to thank all the sponsors for your love and care.
Thank you for your prayers.
My dream is to become an engineer when I grow up.
Pray for me that my dream comes true.
Birthday: November 5, 2011
Dream: Engineer Jireh’s favorite subjects in school is math Her hobby is cooking
One of her favorite Bible verses is John 14:16, “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.”
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