Orphans of Teso


We have been working with Children’s HopeChest since June of 2011 and we are thrilled with the progress we see in the kid’s lives and their villages.   We truly have seen your $38 a month is changing their lives and giving them hope for a better future!  The way your $38 changes their life is by providing them with daily food, medical care, education, discipleship and so much more! The journey… Read More

I miss them a lot. I’ve gone through the pictures numerous times. Watched the videos over and over. And really, I’ve got those kids on the backgrounds of my phone, in my profile picture and just about everywhere else. Not only do I intentionally want to keep them near the front of my mind, but I really don’t want to forget these kids.  I don’t want to forget all of those faces… Read More

This was my second time to visit Uganda. The first trip I took was in July of 2014.  I started building relationships with these people, so I couldn’t wait to get back and see them again!  I was amazed at the general improvement of the children in Bukedea and Ogoloi. They were cleaner, had nicer clothes and their general condition seemed to be better.  This trip was less emotional than the first… Read More

We are part of an amazing partnership with the villages of Ogoloi, Bukedea and Ongongoja in Uganda. The aim is to empower and equip the orphans and their families of these communities as they touch our lives and forever change us in return.  Ultimately, we want to move communities from surviving to thriving and then succeeding.  There are a number of things that contribute to the success that the communities are having,… Read More

I can’t believe the 2015 Change Their Story Campaign is in full swing. It seems like just a month ago that I first got a package in the mail from Children’s HopeChest containing 50 profile cards—50 pictures, 50 names, 50 children I was tasked with finding a sponsor for. But it hasn’t been a month; instead, it’s been over a year since I first saw those precious faces. It’s been a huge… Read More

(This is a guest post by one of our amazing sponsors named Whitney who is 11 years old! Read her story and be inspired!!) Obeying God’s Calling I decided I wanted to sponsor a child the day after Christmas.  I remember seeing all of the gifts I had gotten and thinking, “that’s not fair.”  Not because I didn’t get my favorite toy, or because I didn’t get as much as my siblings…. Read More

“How was your trip?”  This question is normally very easy to answer when returning from a vacation, but I have struggled this time because it is difficult to put into words what this experience was like.  Having the chance to travel to Uganda with 17 other Americans was a dream come true for my daughter, Ali.  I was excited to accompany her, but I was also a little apprehensive. As expected, returning… Read More

It’s been about a month since I returned from 2 weeks in Uganda and I’m settling back into the familiarity of my everyday life.  This was my 3rd trip to the African continent (the first time with HopeChest) and there has always been some unsettlement as I have returned and tried to wrap my heart and mind around what I experienced yet continue to live my ridiculously blessed life. I thought I’d… Read More

And then there were three: Ogoloi Friday, August 21, 2015 I was up early with the roosters, grabbed my coffee and headed outside to my favorite perch in the courtyard.  I’ve been missing several sunrises.  We are headed to Ogoloi today, our third CarePoint that is just down the road from Soroti. The word “expectations” is ringing loud in my ears this morning. As I sat on the stoop sipping coffee, God… Read More

Pit Stop: Soroti to Ongongoja Once we left Bukedea, we made an overnight pitstop in Soroti at the home of Elotu Joseph, the Director of HopeChest in Uganda.  Immaculate cooked for us, washed our clothes and we had some hints of ‘home’ surrounding us.  I loved the outdoor courtyard where the roosters and chickens roamed freely. It was the perfect spot for morning coffee, but more on that later. Our shared dorm… Read More