We love to hear stories about how individual lives are impacted by ministries around the world. Real Partners Uganda (RPU), one of the organizations that Manna Ministries partners with and supports, shares the following story of one young woman whose life was changed. She attended Mustard Seed Academy (MSA), schools supported by Real Partners Uganda that provide education and care for vulnerable children in the town of Lukaya, Uganda.
Hadijah was one of the first students at Mustard Seed Academy. From the time she was very young, she became a member of the Rapha’s House family, because she had only a poor grandmother in Lukaya to give her care. Recently she finished her certificate with honors as a Laboratory Technician. Before she had even received her final exam results, she was hired by Mbarara University Hospital, earning more than any teacher at MSA. Last week, she received her first paycheck. She called George [the director of Tree of Life Ministries, RPU's Ugandan partner organization] to share her excitement and gratitude. She told him she was sending half of it to Tree of Life Ministries as a "thank-you." He told her how pleased he was that she was eager to pay it forward, and then told her that they would be sending it back to her to help with setting up housekeeping for the first time in her life.
Since then, she has been promoted and transferred to St. Francis Hospital, Mbiziri, where she has been put in charge of the supplies in addition to her lab work. [It was reported] that she emerged the best of 30 interviewees: "she is well-behaved, good at leadership and management, has nice English, is smart (appearance) and good at netball. These exceptional skills gave her the advantage."
Rapha House, where Hadijah stayed during her education, is a group home for orphans and vulnerable children who attend Mustard Seed Academy. Manna Ministries supported the building of the home, which was completed in 2012.
This story is one example of what your gifts to Manna Ministries and its partner organizations around the world help accomplish for the Kingdom of God. As Real Partners Uganda puts it, "There are so many other amazing success stories! Thank you! Because of you, the students of Mustard Seed Academy have big dreams, and those dreams are becoming reality." To support RPU and its ministry, visit the campaign page to donate!
Real Partners Uganda (RPU) works hand-in-hand with its Ugandan partner, Tree of Life Ministries (TOLM), to fund and operate Mustard Seed Academy. RPU and its Ugandan partners are working actively to establish a self-sustainable learning community -- and to address the root causes of poverty in East Africa.