​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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Meet Our Students for December

Meet Jesca

 

To our sponsors:

My name is Jesca. I am 25 years old. I would like to thank all our sponsors for the love and care you have shown us for all this time. What I am today is because of you.

Before I joined Raining Hope my life was difficult. Without parents, it was hard to live as a girl by myself. I stayed with my paternal Uncle who also died and so life became so hard for me. I had a dream of becoming a nurse but I even didn’t know how it would come true because I wasn’t stable in school due to school fees.

 

When I joined Raining Hope, I got to know God more and my life began to positively change. I was taken care of and provided for. Through the teaching and advice we receive at home, I focused on seeing my dreams come true.

 

By the grace of God, I graduated as a Nurse on 18th of October last year. I was awarded a certificate in Nursing and I am now a nurse through your support.

Thank you so much to our Mum Kisakye for all the Love and Support. You are indeed the best Mum ever.

God bless all our sponsors.

Happy 10TH Anniversary & Merry Christmas!

Jesca

Birthday: December 12, 1993

Dream: To become a nurse! She serves on the worship team for Raining Hope Ministries “I feel joy to be a nurse that is called by God. My heart is full of joy because I have been longing to become a nurse. FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY God is providing the way!”

Meet Difasi

 

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.

May

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.

Difasi

2019

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.

Happy Anniversary!

 

Love, Annet

 

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

Meet Vivian

 

Dear Sponsors:

 

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!

 

Vivian 2019

 

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.”

Henry

2019

Meet Ronald

To Raining Hope Sponsors:

Hello. My name is Ronald and I come from Uganda. I am 18 years old. I was born on October 22, 2000. I live at Raining Hope Ministries.

I want to thank all the Raining Hope sponsors and friends who have stood with us for the last 10 years since we became Raining Hope. I am one of the children that was there when Raining Hope Ministries got started. I really thank God for your kind hearts.

My life before Raining Hope was really difficult although I was young. But there are things I can never forget. I remember in 2006 when we were still in Wanyange as Living Hope. I had a problem with my front two teeth. I would cover my mouth because they were really long. Some people used to think that I was the older but indeed I was just 5 years old. Pastor Paul took me to the hospital which made me feel like any other ordinary child in the community. Secondly, the thing I cannot forget is that I used to wet the bed as a child. This caused me to be embarrassed around friends. I stayed away from people and had few friends. Lastly, my life before Raining Hope, my mom would always tell me the story when I was born my dad died. My aunties and uncles rejected me saying that I was the main cause of my father’s death. They threatened with witch doctors sentencing me to die and work as a sacrifice to my ancestors to please my late dad. My mom struggled with me for almost two years. They did unspeakable things to me which led me to believe I was crazy.

I came to Raining Hope when I was around 5 years old. My mom handed me over to Pastor Paul and said these words, “I hand you my children to this man, Pastor Paul because I have no where else to take you.” I have since seen God working in my life. Raining Hope really to me is a home that I cannot compare to my mom’s place. I have grown up in this place. They have helped me to know God.

At first I wanted to become a pilot in the future but as time went on I saw that I wasn’t good with the science subjects in my class. So I prayed to God and he showed me that I should be a businessman in Uganda. I decided that I would like to be a businessman dealing in sound instruments. I want to be the first person to open up a big shop selling sound instruments and video instruments to the whole of Uganda, East Africa and Africa at large.

Happy 10th Anniversary!

Ronald

Birthday: October 22, 2000

Dream: To become a businessman & open up a big shop selling

sound equipment & instruments to the whole of Uganda.

Favorite Verse: 2 Chronicles 20:15-17 “Do not be afraid or discouraged...”

Meet Jireh

 

Dear Sponsors,

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.”

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.”

Henry

2019

2016

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.”

Henry

2019

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.’”

Henry

2019

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.”

Henry

2019

2016