It’s been said that, “Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing.” WOH, having spent more than a decade in Uganda after seeing the despair, hopelessness, and poverty in the lives of children due to extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS, and wars, committed themselves to helping improve the quality of life of Uganda’s children. They opened their hearts and home in Masaka to provide needy children (who they foster) with food, clothing, shelter, health, educational and spiritual support in a loving and supportive family environment.
Through the ministry of WOH, many who never had any picture of what their future would hold, have grown into responsible men and women. With over 20 university and vocational school graduates, we have been blessed to see our children become doctors, engineers, social workers, and business people and also be involved in the expansion of the love of God through our work as a ministry. By God’s grace, WOH has greatly improved the quality of life for over 1,000 children.
We believe that children grow up best in families. Our children range from ages 6-21 and are in educational programs from kindergarten to the university level. We strive to help each child reach their potential in life. Our goal is for each child to have the experience of living in a loving and caring family and to equip them with Christian morals, values and skills that will enable them to be productive members of society and to be positive influences in Ugandan society. Daily operation of our home is very high but we value the life of each child and try to provide them with the best.
The home was designed for young men in our family, who have just completed their secondary school education or institutions of higher learning to help them make the transition to independent living. They continue to experience the love of God, the blessing of family and acquire practical skills (shopping, food preparation, budgeting, bill paying, etc.) for daily living. Eight to ten young men live in the home for three to four years. You can help by making a donation to operate the homes.
The ministry of Windows of Hope takes us to many places in Uganda, such as, Ssese Island in Kalangala, St. Elven in Rukungiri and all over Masaka District. As you can imagine, reliable transportation is critical in doing the work of the Lord. We are now in need of a replacement for our 24 year old car. In recent years, the car is in the garage every week with one thing or the other. We do need a car for our ministry, one that will keep the Fordes safe on the roads, as we covers over 27,000 kilometers (16,775) every year! An updated model to the current model used is $20,000. We know we serve a big God and He will meet our every need as promised.
Thank you so much for your support, it really means a lot to me. I hope you have a nice time with many blessings to come. I thank you for the smile and happiness you bring through your support.
Dear sponsor. Thank you for choosing me as your sponsored child. I am doing well in this school year and will study hard to show you that I am grateful. God bless you very much.
I am very happy that I am going to school
because of your gifts to me. I will be
successful in life and make a difference
in the world. I promise to study very hard,
I will not be absent.
I thank you for providing a new and
great way for me to go to school and
have a meal to eat. Your generosity has
made my life happy. I thank God for you
I just wanted to say thank you for
everything you do for me. Getting
your package of gifts has made me
very happy. I will work hard in school
to make you proud.