uganda partnership story -  10 years and counting!

Twin Cities Church entered into a global partnership with El Shaddai World Ministries (Uganda) in 2006, and that relationship has born amazing fruit over that decade! The first draw to El Shaddai was the newly established children’s home, which had taken in 60 young orphans with no immediate means of support. TCC prayerfully agreed to take on those 60 orphans, sponsoring them financially, praying for them, and basically becoming their long distance Moms and Dads!


Things have grown so much since Pastor Robert Muhumuza met Pastor John and the people of TCC, and that first team of 23 people from TCC that went to Uganda in 2006 walked into so many unknowns. Since then we have sent many more teams (a total of 11 as of August 2016), and the partnership has expanded in amazing ways. It has been a huge blessing for El Shaddai, and an even bigger blessing for TCC, as we have realized that God has as much to do in us through this relationship as He wants to do through us.


Check out the sections below to find out more about this partnership, and to see if you might want to get involved. It has been said, “We need Africa more than Africa needs us,” and you may just discover that it’s true!


Our Orphan children

The 60+ children that have been part of the children’s home have become the heart of our relationship with El Shaddai. The little children that barely spoke English, some who were close to death through disease or malnutrition, have blossomed into healthy teenagers as a result of our prayers and support. Their future looks bright, as they are being groomed to be world changers there in Uganda!


Sponsorship opportunities:

You can make a difference in the life of one of these precious children! Here’s how:


1. Pray about it! Ask God if you, your family or your Community Group are ready to take on this commitment.


2. The FINANCIAL commitment: You can choose a “Shared Sponsorship,” which is $50 a month, or a “Full Sponsorship,” which is $100 a month. You can choose a child (availability can be seen as you look through the pictures and bios of the children), or we can assign one to you if you’d prefer. This money pays for their complete care, including education.


3. Your SPIRITUAL Commitment: Please commit to pray for your sponsored child as frequently as possible. We’ll provide you with a picture of your child to help remind you to pray, and as you write to your child (and receive letters from them) you will come to know them better, and know how to pray more specifically.


4. Ask us for a Sponsorship Form: If you are ready to make the commitment, email Mare, and we’ll set you up!


PICTURES & STORIES OF OUR CHILDREN:

  • Agnes Atuhaire

    Agnes lost her father in an auto accident when she and her mother, Penelope, came to El Shaddai Children’s Home. Penelope took the position of house mother for the boys, and Agnes has the joy of being close to her mom. She is a fun-loving and happy young girl who loves to have her picture taken and is in the center of most activities. She is in secondary level 4 (of 6) and is an excellent student. 

    Half sponsored. 


  • Aidah Nakasige

    A student at Gospel of Peace Nursing School, Aidah is hoping to eventually become a doctor. She is an excellent student. Aidah came to the children’s home when she lost her parents to HIV/AIDS. She is a talented dancer and singer and likes visiting the sick and helping the needy. She loves TCC and hopes to meet her sponsor in person some day.

    Fully sponsored.

  • Asha Namukose

    After Asha’s father was killed in an auto accident she was brought to the El Shaddai Children’s Home when her mother could not provide for her. She is in secondary school and completed level 4 (of 6), and is a good student. Asha has a heart for women and children and wants to finish her education and be in a position to help them with food and clothing. Her gift, she says, is reading and meditating on God’s word.

    Fully sponsored.

  • Brenda Tumwubaze

    Tumwubaze means ‘Let us praise Him’, and Brenda lives up to her name! She began her education after coming to El Shaddai Children’s Home after her father died of HIV/AIDS. She is in secondary school level 3 (of 6), and excels in her subjects. Brenda finds joy in serving others, especially helping the handicapped with their chores in their homes. She loves to sing and dance in worship.

    Half sponsored. 


  • Christine Ayinza

    Christine lost both her parents to HIV/AIDS and was brought to the Children’s Home along with her brother, Joel. She is a good student and loves the sciences. She wants to become a teacher and teach at the university level. Christine is outgoing and has many friends. She has a servant’s heart, loves singing, and she loves to help Pastor Robert when he accommodates the visiting TCC Uganda teams.

    Fully sponsored.

  • Daphine Tumwesige

    Daphine came to El Shaddai Children’s Home with her sister, Devine, in 2005 after their parents died of HIV/AIDS. Daphine has had a history of poor health, but currently is thriving physically and in every way. She is an excellent student and likes math and social studies. Daphine has a quiet and sweet disposition, but she also loves to play games, and has a competitive streak to her!

    Fully sponsored.

  • Devine Kwagala

    Devine came to El Shaddai with her sister, Daphine, when their parents died of HIV/AIDS. They have no living relatives but are devoted to one another. Devine has now completed secondary school level 4 (of 6) and is a good student. She looks up to her “Daddy” Pastor Robert as an inspiration to one day organize her own shelter for orphans. Devine loves to sing, she loves to pray, she loves to laugh, and she loves her TCC family!

    Fully sponsored.


  • Doreen Naigaga

    Doreen is a lovely young girl with a beautiful shy smile and lots of friends. When both parents died, she was brought to El Shaddai Children’s Home where she has thrived. Although Doreen suffers from hearing loss, she has a talent for dancing and is happy to use this talent to serve God. She looks to a future helping women and children. Doreen is trusting God with her future and knows He will lead her wherever He wants her to go.

    Fully Sponsored.


  • Esther Mutesi

    Esther has completed secondary school and is now attending Bethel Institute (University) studying accounting. She is smart and hard-working and loves to help at Pastor Robert’s home preparing for TCC mission visitors. She is one of the older children at El Shaddai, and many of the younger ones look up to her. Esther lost both her parents to HIV/AIDS, and she is the one orphan of the Children’s Home who was born HIV positive. Please pray for precious Esther!

    Fully sponsored.

  • Eve Muganyizi

    Eve is a secondary school level 3 student and does well in school. She came to the El Shaddai Children’s Home after her parents died. When she completes her education, Eve dreams of taking care of orphans and serving others to the glory of God’s name. She has a great sense of humor and a ready smile, plus she loves dancing and likes to worship with this God-given talent. Eve talks about her love for TCC and her wonderful sponsors.

    Half sponsored. 


  • Faith Namukasa

    Faith is a good student who loves to read novels of any kind. She leans toward the arts rather than the sciences. She has completed secondary school level 4 (of 6) and hopes to work in a field that promotes justice in her country, and helping orphans and “street children”. She says she “can accomplish this by praying and being determined.” Preaching the gospel to the rest of the world is also a passion of hers.

    Half sponsored. 


  • Florence Kubaza


    Florence is one of seven siblings whose parents died of HIV/AIDS. She is not in touch with any of her siblings. Florence is a good student in secondary school level 4 (of 6), and seems to know just what she wants for her future and the order in which it may be attained: Education first, Work, Save, Open an Orphanage, Marriage, and lastly, Children! Smart girl! She also knows that the future for her means proclaiming the Word of God and following His guidance.

    Fully sponsored. 

  • Florence Nabugwawo

    Florence was brought to El Shaddai when her parents died of HIV/AIDS. She has passed her exams in secondary 4 and recently received her 1-year certificate of training in the Hotel & Tourism industry. She entered the YWAM (ministry) training center in Uganda in January 2016, as she feels called to ministry, missions and worship leading. She has developed into a confident and poised young lady. She is a leader among her peers and her love of God is evident in all she says and does. She also has a beautiful singing voice that she always uses to praise her God.

    Fully sponsored.


  • Hope (Shamim) Byogero

    One of the rare ones, Hope loves mathematics and she excels in it, as well as in English, art and other subjects. She is in secondary school level 4 (of 6). She came to El Shaddai after her parents passed away. As with many of the other children, Hope desires a future giving back for what she has been given, and wants to serve God taking care of orphans and opening up an orphanage one day. Hope is also quite a football (soccer) player, too!

    Fully sponsored.


  • Jackline Achan

    Here is a playful young girl, full of life with a sparkling personality, always joking and making all around her laugh! She is the top runner of the children, and she has even done well in local races there in Uganda! She has a beautiful (and loud!) singing voice, and often leads the children’s praise and worship times. Jackline is in secondary school level 3 (of 6), and she enjoys English and art. She came to El Shaddai after the loss of her parents. Jackline has a real desire to care for orphans and preach the Word of God.

    Fully sponsored.


  • Joan Nankuta

    Joan is one of the special young ladies at El Shaddai who arrived at the Children’s Home after both parents died of HIV/AIDS. She has completed her secondary schooling and is attending higher education in media design and print. Joan is a hard worker with a delightful personality. She is deeply spiritual, but she also has a crazy side! She is grateful for the support she has received from Pastor Robert and her TCC sponsors and wants to work to bring that same love and support to other children in her country.

    Fully sponsored.

  • Joan Apolo

    Joan arrived at the El Shaddai Children’s Home more recently in 2014 when a good Samaritan brought her there out of circumstances of hardship. She is quiet and sometimes watches things before diving in, but she has made friends quickly at the Children’s Home because of her sweet disposition and grateful heart. Joan is a good student in secondary school level 4 (out of 6), and would like to become a nurse.

    Half sponsored. 


  • Jovia Namulondo

    Jovia was brought to El Shaddai by her grandmother who could no longer care for her. Both parents were deceased. Jovia has chosen a career in the hotel and tourism industry after completing her secondary education, and recently received her 1-year certificate. She hopes to begin a 3-year program in that field. Jovia has grown into a lovely young lady with the most beautiful, dimpled smile! Like all the children, Jovia considers El Shaddai her home and Pastor Robert her “Daddy”.

    Fully sponsored.

  • Juliet Mirembe

    Juliet is a good student in secondary school level 3 (of 6), who excels in English and art. She dreams of traveling to many countries in the future when she completes her studies. Juliet is dedicated to her “Daddy”, Pastor Muhumuza, to Twin Cities Church and to all her sisters and brothers at the El Shaddai children’s home. Though she has no living relatives, (her parents died of HIV/AIDS) she sees El Shaddai as her family.

    Half sponsored. 


  • Lydia Kisakye

    Lydia’s best subjects are English, geography and agriculture. She is a very good student in secondary school level 3 (of 6), and she enjoys studying geography and chemistry. Lydia’s father died of HIV/AIDS and her mother was very sick when she was brought to the Children’s Home. She is a soft spoken and shy young girl, but is bold about the Lord and wants to preach and pastor as an adult.

    Half sponsored. 


  • Margaret Birungi

    Margaret is in secondary school level 3 (of 6), she likes English and mathematics, and she hopes to work in the medical field after she has completed her education so she can help sick people. She also likes the idea of being a mid-wife (which is common in her culture). Margaret’s parents are deceased and she was brought to El Shaddai by her grandmother in 2005. She is petite and endearing and expresses her gratefulness to her TCC sponsors.

    Fully sponsored. 


  • Mary Babirye

    Mary is a bright student, and she has now completed her secondary schooling. In 2016 she began attending a trade school program in electrical engineering, which she thoroughly enjoys!. Her goal is to become a business woman. Mary was brought to El Shaddai in 2005 after the loss of her parents, and she is one of the older girls in the home. She has a desire to adopt children and help the needy.

    Fully sponsored.


  • Maureen Kirabira

    Maureen is one of the younger children at the Children’s Home, and she attends secondary school level 2 (of 6). She does well in school and loves to read. When both parents died in 2005, Pastor Robert brought her to El Shaddai. Maureen was sick for many years in the early days, but God has healed her, and she is quite healthy these days! Maureen is a quiet and shy young girl, but she doesn’t hesitate to express her appreciation for the Children’s Home and her TCC sponsors.

    Fully sponsored.

  • Moureen Natukunda

    After losing her father and living with her destitute mother, Moureen was brought to the El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005. She is a student who has just completed secondary school level 4 (of 6), and she likes mathematics. She hopes to work in bank management after completing her education. Moureen carries herself with poise and quiet confidence, and she is gifted in giving out the message of the gospel and loves to sing God’s praises.

    Fully sponsored.

  • Olivia Nalubowa

    Olivia is one of 3 girls brought to the El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2014, and she is a delight! She lost her parents when she was four years old, and has been raised by her grandmother. The grandmother could no longer support Olivia, so she brought her from a long distance to Pastor Robert. Olivia has completed her secondary education and is enrolled in Jinja Training Center for cosmetology. She sees her future in Uganda, and looks forward to raising a family there.

    Half sponsored. 


  • Phiona Nalwadda

    Phiona was one of 3 girls brought to the El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2014 when she lost her parents, and she has no living relatives. She is newer to the family, but she has fit in very well, and she has a bright smile and engaging spirit. Phiona has completed her secondary schooling and is now pursuing accounting at a vocational training center. After her education she hopes for marriage and a family in her future.

    Fully sponsored.

  • Rehema Nagaiga

    Here is an endearing and gentle child who is a very good student and especially enjoys history. Rehema lost her parents and was brought to El Shaddai in 2005. She is a good student at the end of her secondary education and would like to work in business administration in the future. She has big dreams that include marriage to a “gentle husband”, children, and eventually beginning an organization to help orphans.

    Half sponsored. 


  • Robinah Nagadya

    Robinah came to the Children’s Home in 2005 along with two siblings after their parents died. She has completed secondary school level 4 (of 6) and will now take federal exams to determine her next step in education. When asked about her plans for the future, Robinah tells us she would like to be a business administrator and have a retail business of her own. She had a set back at school when she lost a whole term due to illness. She has suffered from malaria but is in better health today with medication.

    Fully sponsored.

  • Saluwa Nakamya

    Saluwa is attending secondary school at level 6 (final year) and will take federal exams to determine her future educational pursuit. She hopes to go into business after her education and dreams of opening various business ventures - clothing, a bakery, a beauty salon. She wants to put people to work in her country. Saluwa came to El Shaddai in 2005 after losing her parents to HIV/AIDS. She loves the Word of God and is the chairperson for the El Shaddai Scripture Club at her school.

    Half sponsored. 


  • Samalie Nakisuyi

    Samalie is one of the younger girls and is in secondary school at level 3 (of 6). She came to El Shaddai as an orphan in 2005. Samalie is bright, outgoing, and a young leader! She is part of the worship and dance team, for the Children’s Home as well as Pastor Robert’s church. Samalie says “My desire for the future is to do God’s work, care for the young ‘street’ children, as Pastor Robert has cared for me, and visit Twin Cities Church.” She wants to remain at El Shaddai when she completes her education and says, “I am ready to let God use me.”

    Fully sponsored. 

  • Shakira Namukose

    Both of Shakira’s parents died of HIV/AIDS when she was very young, and she was brought to the Children’s Home in 2005. She is now a teenager who has completed her secondary schooling. Her national exams will determine her next step in her education. A good student, she excels in art. Shakira has a serious and determined side to her, and she is respected by her peers as a leader. “My desire is to help people, especially the needy, and to do God’s work in order to live a life of peace and love.”

    Fully sponsored. 

  • Sharon Kagoya

    Sharon was a playful little girl when she was brought to El Shaddai in 2005 after the loss of her parents to HIV/AIDS. She loves to sing and dance, but her delight is in evangelism and teaching, where she excels. In fact, her gifts of encouragement and her singing are beautifully displayed along with her knowledge and grasp of God’s Word. You could sum up this lovely young girl with this quote: “I love God so much and I love to do his work!”

    Fully sponsored.

  • Viola Ninsiima

    Viola has completed her secondary education and is enrolled (and excelling!) at Jinja Vocational Training Institute learning plumbing. This trade involves designing bathrooms and kitchens (besides basic plumbing), and she is in her second year of a 3 year extended program. Viola knows what she wants and is in pursuit of earning an income so that she may travel to different countries ministering. She has a desire to have a family and many children. When asked how she will provide for them, she says “with the help of God.”

    Fully sponsored. 

  • Ambrose Tugume

    Ambrose first came to the Children’s Home in August 2010 after HIV/AIDS took both his parents. He is now a teenager who does well in school and is attending the Hotel & Tourism Training Institute (a trade school). Ambrose loves to sing and dance, and he brings life and light and a smile everywhere he goes! He has a gift for preaching and hopes to pastor his own church one day. 

    Fully sponsored.


  • Bakaki Yunusu

    Bakaki’s father was killed in a car accident and his mother was sick and unable to care for him, so he entered the Children’s Home in 2005. In spite of this difficult beginning, Bakaki loves life! He is full of energy and enthusiasm and desires to become a children’s pastor and share God’s love with young people. He is now attending nursing school with several other El Shaddai children. 

    Half sponsored.


  • Brian Mpologoma

    Brian was very sick with meningitis when he came to El Shaddai in 2005, after his father died of HIV/AIDS and his mother became ill. Today, he is a tall, handsome and healthy young man attending Jinja Vocational Training Institute, where he is more than half way through a 4-year course in electrical studies. In January 2016 we saw him working on the lights and wiring at Pastor Robert’s home!

    Fully sponsored.


  • Brian Mutaki

    Brian came to El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005 after both his parents died of HIV/AIDS. Now, he excels in computer studies and wants to work in the field of information technology. He is in secondary school level 6 (final year). He loves to sing, dance, and play competitive sports. 

    Fully sponsored.


  • Collins Sematimba

    Collins came to El Shaddai Children’s Home with his brother and sister. Their father died of HIV/AIDS and their mother was too ill to care for them. He is in secondary school level 4 (of 6) and his grades are good. Collins is a quiet young man with big dreams. His talents in football (soccer!) are exceptional, and he’d like to become a professional football player to earn money to give back to orphans.  

    Fully sponsored.


  • David Mwesigwa

    David’s father passed away with HIV/AIDS. His mother was very ill. He and his brother came to the children’s home in 2005. David has completed secondary school level 4 (of 6) and is a good student with good grades. David has a big heart for little children without hope, and wants to share the love of Jesus with them.

    Half sponsored.


  • Derrick Nsubuga

    Derrick came to El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005 with his brother and sister. Their parents died of HIV/AIDS. Derrick has now completed secondary school level 4 (of 6) and has grown into a fine young man with a caring heart. His passion is to become a pastor. He told us during our first trip to Uganda in 2006, and it never changed! Derrick loves to sing and dance with the worship team and excels in football/soccer.   

    Fully sponsored.


  • Deus Barugahare

    After his parents were killed in an accident, Deus came to the El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005. Although Deus has a hearing handicap, he is bright and works hard and does not let this difficulty slow him down. Because of his talent and love of drawing, he is currently attending an art school and excelling. Deus is a delightful young man who trusts completely in God and is loved my many.  

    Fully sponsored.


  • Douglas Were

    Douglas came to El Shaddai children’s home in 2005 after losing his parents to HIV/AIDS. Douglas loves music! He has written his own songs, and loves to sing. He is an above average student in secondary school level 6. He believes God would want him to use his musical talents and share with other young people to give hope and be an encouragement.   

    Fully sponsored.


  • Emmanuel Mugabi

    Emmanuel came to El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005. Both of his parents had died from HIV/AIDS. Emmanuel is in secondary level 6 at school (final year). He would like one day to become an engineer and knows to achieve this goal he must study hard. Emmanuel is a hard worker with a happy disposition and always has a smile on his face. He has also been a part of the children’s evangelism team. 

    Half sponsored.


  • Harman Basudde

    When his parents died in an auto accident in 2005, Harman came to the El Shaddai Children’s Home. He wonders why God chose him to be among the 63 children at El Shaddai, when there are many thousands in his country who need help. Harman is at the top of his class and has completed secondary 4 (of 6). He would like one day to be an evangelist. 

    Fully sponsored.


  • Harman Kitaka

    Harman is one of 12 children. He came to the El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005 when his father died of HIV/AIDS and his mother was unable to care for him. Harman has amazing musical talent. He’s a great dancer, loves to sing and plays the drums. His dream is to work in a field helping others. Harman is in secondary level 4 (of 6) in school, and plans to attend a video editing trade school

    Fully sponsored.


  • Henry Tamale

    Henry came to El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005. Both parents were victims of HIV/AIDS. He is currently at secondary school level 4 (of 6), and will most likely attend a catering trade school. Henry is a great football (soccer) player, and he likes to play in church tournaments. He is soft spoken and very appreciative of his sponsors, who, he says, he’d love to meet one day.  Fully sponsored.


  • Hosea Mweru

    Hosea’s mother was unable to care for him after his father died of HIV/AIDS. He came to the El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005. Hosea has completed secondary level 6, and in Fall of 2016 he began going to law school, which is quite a challenge. Hosea has developed a huge heart for the Lord as a young adult, and his early slightly “rebellious” streak has turned into a passion for evangelism and kingdom work for the Lord. 

    Fully sponsored.


  • Isaac Malagala

    Isaac comes from a large family with 8 brothers and sisters. When his father died of HIV/AIDS in 2005, he came to the El Shaddai Children’s Home. Isaac’s favorite subject is history and he has completed secondary level 4 (of 6) in school. Isaac has a heart for the Lord and would like to visit many countries ministering and serving God. He loves dancing, football (soccer) and card games. 

    Half sponsored.


  • Joel Kukiliza

    Joel’s grandmother and uncle brought him to El Shaddai in 2005 when his father died of HIV/AIDS and his mother was very sick. Joel loves music and loves to draw. He is interested in being an engineer who would draw plans for homes for his people. This program is called technical arts in Uganda.   

    Fully sponsored.


  • Joshua Nyende

    Joshua came to El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005. His father died of HIV/AIDS and his mother was very sick at the time. Although quiet and shy, Joshua is fun-loving and an exceptional student who does well in all subjects. (He is called one of the brightest students in the whole children’s home!) He is in secondary level 4 (of 6) in school and looks to many areas of interest for his future, both in academics and in competitive sports, especially running.

    Fully sponsored.


  • Julius Musisi

    Julius came to El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005 when his father died of HIV/AIDS. He is a handsome young man with a big smile all the time. He loves to sing and dance and is learning to play the drums and the keyboard in church. He is an awesome praise and worship leader with his singing and dancing. Julius wants to serve God and help other young people as he has been helped.  

    Fully sponsored.


  • Michael Kibwika

    Michael came to El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005. Both of his parents had died of HIV/AIDS. He is in secondary level 4 (of 6) in school and doing well, but could improve and asks for prayer for his improvement. Michael wants to earn a good salary as a “news presenter” so he can help care for orphans in Uganda as an adult. He likes dancing and playing basketball.  

    Fully sponsored.


  • Moses Muwanguzi

    Now around 21 years old, Moses is probably the eldest of the El Shaddai Children’s Home. He arrived when he was 10 years old after his parents died of HIV/AIDS in 2005. He is tall in stature with a faith in God as big as his size. Moses is now attending school at the Hotels & Tourism Training Institute. He looks to God for his future and wants to be involved in church ministry and spreading the gospel. 

    Half sponsored.


  • Nicholas Isiko

    Nicholas was brought to the EL Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005 along with his brother, David, after their father died of HIV/AIDS. He is a quiet, shy and unassuming young boy with a big desire to follow God’s plans for him. Nicholas has the passion to help others as Pastor Robert Muhumuza has helped him. He is currently in secondary school, level 6, and doing well with his studies.  

    Unsponsored.


  • Paddy Pius

    Paddy came to the El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005. His father had died of HIV/AIDS and his mother was sick and unable to care for him. He is in secondary school level 3 (of 6) and he does well. As one of the younger children, Paddy has big dreams of growing up to give back to others as they have given to him. He likes football (soccer) and singing.  

    Fully sponsored.


  • Patrick Olobo

    Patrick is the youngest child to come to El Shaddai. He came to the children’s home when he was only two years old. Both parents died of HIV/AIDS and he has no living relatives. Patrick has suffered with bouts of malaria, but today is in good health, loves school – in secondary level 3 – and would like to be a pilot one day. He is looked on as the “baby of the family” by most of the other orphan children, which he enjoys, and he has become a good dancer, too! 

    Fully sponsored.


  • Praise Lumoli

    Praise came to the El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005 after both of his parents had died from HIV/AIDS. Praise has recently had malaria, but he continues to improve in his health. He likes school and is presently in secondary school level 3 (of 6). He likes to sing and dance and hopes to maybe travel to different countries with his dancing team, praising the Lord for His goodness. He also would like to pastor a church one day.  

    Unsponsored.


  • Richard Waiswa

    Richard came to El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005 after his father had died of HIV/AIDS and his mother was very ill. Richard has a brother, Robert, who also lives at the children’s home. He is in secondary school, level 4 (of 6), and his favorite subjects are English and art. He is a kind-hearted young boy and wants to preach the word of God and help other orphans in his country.

    Fully sponsored.


  • Robert Tenywa

    Robert came to El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005 as a small child. His father had died of HIV/AIDS and his mother was very ill and unable to provide for him. Robert would like one day to be an engineer or builder. He has completed Secondary Level 4 (of 6) in school. Although rather shy, his desire to help others and know God better speaks of his loving and compassionate heart.

    Half sponsored.


  • Sande Godfrey

    Sande was an infant when his parents died and he was living with his grandmother when he came to the El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005. Sande does well in most school subjects and has completed secondary school, level 4 (of 6). His bouts with malaria don’t slow him down, and his health is improving. Sande likes playing football (soccer) and making new friends.  

    Unsponsored.


  • Sefulula Buyinza

    Sefulula received Jesus Christ in 2005 at the El Shaddai Children’s Home where he came to live after his parents died of HIV/AIDS. “I will never leave Jesus and stay with him all the days of my life,” says he. “Sef” has a tender heart with a long-time passion to be a pastor, “it is my calling” to tell people about God. He is currently studying with several other El Shaddai children in a nursing school. 

    Half sponsored.


  • Wanyama Gift

    Gift came to El Shaddai Children’s Home in 2005. His parents had died and he was living with an uncle who could not care for him. Gift is a handsome young man who lives up to his name. He does well in school and has completed secondary level 6. He desires to use his full potential to serve God and has the confidence from the support his El Shaddai family has given him to fulfill his dreams.  

    Fully sponsored.


Our Projects

Medical Projects:

  • Provided medical and dental care for our children, employing a nurse and establishing a small on-site medical clinic at the children’s home/church (shared property).
  • Helped our orphan, Martin, get the medical surgery to fix his crossed eyes. This was successful (as it was performed while he was young), and Martin’s eyes are doing well!
  • Taught dental and personal hygiene to our children, and have been providing supplies so they can continue with this.
  • Given special attention to one of our orphan girls who is HIV positive from birth. Through proper (expanded) nutrition, medical care and education she is a thriving member of the El Shaddai community!
  • Provided hearing aids in attempts to improve significant hearing problems with two of our orphan children.
  • Provided both medical care and finances to help Pastor Robert, his family members, and our children with major medical emergencies.


Physical Projects:

  • Helped build a multi-room primary school, which served our own children and hundreds of other community children for several years.
  • Helped establish the onsite medical clinic, retrofitting the room chosen for the clinic, building and purchasing shelving, supplies, cabinetry, etc.
  • Helped develop onsite water systems, primarily in water gathering and storage systems.
  • Helped build a new onsite (Ugandan rustic!) kitchen to feed our children and others there at the church/children’s home. This included buying specialized (fire heated) ovens, huge pots and utensils, etc.
  • Helped put up an exploratory solar power system at the church/children’s home.
  • Helped build a permanent church building in Namasoga, the oldest of Pastor Robert’s church plants.
  • Funded and helped dig/build a large onsite baptismal at the “home base” church, where we baptized over 150 people the first Sunday it was completed.
  • Donated money to purchase land for farming and continued development as the ministry expands.
  • Purchased milk cows for Pastor Robert in a “Christmas Moo-ganda!” campaign.
  • Helped put up fencing and retaining walls in strategic places, replaced broken windows (many times!), repaired bunk beds, and painted the church and orphanage buildings (inside and out).
  • Helped provide for a new septic system and improved bathrooms at the Children’s Home/church.
  • Provided a large amount of money to rebuild the children’s home (boys’) building after a major fire. We also provided all new storage and clothing for the boys, many who lost everything they own.


Spiritual/Church Development :

  • Funded a number of Pastor Robert’s church plants, buying sound systems and equipment for outreach crusades, purchasing property for the new churches, and even financing rudimentary church buildings at those sites.  
  • Active part of the crusade that launched a new church at Bulanga, doing local “hut to hut” evangelism, being there for its first Sunday (even providing the preaching) and doing many follow up visits (for discipleship, more evangelism, weddings, etc.) 
  • Led many sessions with local children to lead them to new life in Jesus. More importantly TCC has trained our growing orphans to lead those short crusades themselves! Our own orphans now lead the worship, games, crafts, Bible story time, and all that goes into leading other young children to Jesus. They have led literally hundreds of children and adults to new life in Jesus during their mini-crusades! 
  • Taught extensively on moral purity (including AIDS awareness and prevention), Bible study techniques, and leadership development. 
  • Provided (over the years) more than 1,000 Bibles for the churches that Pastor Robert oversees. 
  • Preached/spoken at many area churches over the years, expanding our spiritual impact.