During Ephraim's Reach June 2016 visit Uganda, we discovered that many of our orphans come from tribal backgrounds that reject faith in Jesus. Many of those from Christian backgrounds have lost faith due to impoverishment and exploitation.
The history of groups like the Lords Resistance Army ( a self-proclaimed "Christian" militia) that are active in various regions in Uganda have garnered a bad reputation for the Christian religion.
With its bloody battles claiming hundreds of thousands of lives, the LRA has a reputation for forcing over 10,000 children into combat as well as using them for sexual exploitation. Is it no wonder with such high child mortality rates, these pseudo-religious organizations have left a bad taste for a true relationship with our loving heavenly Father?
By showing compassion and providing the basic needs of clean water, food, shelter, and education, we show the love of Christ that demonstrates faith, hope, and dignity, which opens the door to the gospel in a whole new way.
Your generous donations lay down the foundations of faith for these children by showing them tangible love- something they can see, wear, touch and taste.
Exploitation and forced child labor make education of all kinds infinitely more unreachable.
With help from Ephraim's Reach, these children can see possibilities their dreams have only imagined. Please consider a donation today.