Archives

  • “We Couldn’t Stop Holding Hands” (6/23/2017) - The story of how a simple sponsorship blossomed into a friendship Corissa Morrison is a nurse from Southern California and has been a dear friend to ROWAN for many years. Recently, she went to the village for two weeks to assist our newly opened Hope Clinic! While there, she had the opportunity to spend time with her […]
  • Father’s Day, ROWAN Style (6/18/2017) - These men have ventured lovingly into the void of Uganda’s most vulnerable people Why do they do it? They have no familial or legal obligation to serve ROWAN’s orphans and widows; they easily could have said, “Not my problem.” They didn’t. They don’t have to stay, but they do. For these men and others not pictured, being on staff […]
  • Do You Know What Today Is? (6/16/2017) - Education in Africa: From Horror to Hope It’s June 16th—the International Day of the African Child! Beginning in 1991, the African Union designated this day as such, setting it aside to honor the students who were massacred during the Soweto Uprising of 1976. During the uprising, South African students marched for their right to a quality […]
  • A Mother’s Day to Remember (5/15/2017) - We asked for prenatal care support, and you gave it. As ROWAN is serving diligently in the 30 surrounding villages, the need for prenatal care was evident. And because we now have an official clinic, it was our dream to kick off our prenatal care unit as our Mother’s Day Wish. You heard our dreams, […]
  • Celebrate the Women of Uganda! (3/15/2017) - Last week women around the globe celebrated International Women’s Day! According to www.internationalwomensday.com, the ten International Women’s Day values are: *Dignity *Hope *Equality *Collaboration *Tenacity *Appreciation *Respect *Empathy *Forgiveness *Justice   The women that we are privileged to work with in Mawanga and surrounding communities embody these qualities. So many of them have overcome major […]
  • What’s the plan for the land? (2/24/2017) - Land is indeed the greatest investment. ROWAN bought 13 more beautiful acres close to our center! Many of us think there is plenty of land in the rural areas, but it is not so easy to find the right plot. Much of the land is owned by certain clans, which is terribly hard to buy. […]
  • New Year, New Adventures (1/19/2017) - Happy New Year from all of us at ROWAN!     We are so excited to see what God will do in and through ROWAN in 2017! We envision increasing the amount of sponsored orphans and widows, continued success through our saving’s groups, thriving businesses and the opportunity to impact so many lives in Mawanga […]
  • ROWAN: A Year in Review (12/31/2016) - We are so thankful to God for blessing this ministry and providing for our needs. We could not have done all that we accomplished in the last year without our loyal sponsors, prayer partners and fellow non-profit organizations with which we network. Highlights of 2016 This past year has gone by so quickly and was […]
  • What Christmas Looks Like in Mawanga (12/25/2016) - Christmas is a season centered around the person of Jesus Christ; how He came to earth as a baby and was the greatest gift to mankind. Many people around the world celebrate by giving gifts to each other and spending time together rejoicing that the Christ child was born in a manger many years ago. […]
  • From Famine to Strategic Farming (12/16/2016) - This is a season that can get so busy amid the packed schedules, growing to-do lists and preparations for the holidays. But it is good to stop, change our perspective, and remember how we have been blessed. So much has happened in the past several months on the ground in Mawanga and surrounding communities. Our […]
  • World AIDS Day 2016: Access Equity Rights Now! (11/30/2016) - “World AIDS Day is observed each year on December 1 and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died. Started in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.” (www.worldaidsday.org) This past July […]
  • What is #GivingTuesday all About? (11/28/2016) - Thanksgiving has come and gone; the frenetic shopping for bargains on Black Friday followed swiftly after and there is even an option for those who wish to buy things online in the comfort of their own home called Cyber Monday. Social media has turned into a platform for so many things such as human connection, […]
  • Hearts of Thanksgiving (11/22/2016) -   Even though Thanksgiving is an American holiday, the principle of having hearts full of gratitude can be universal. At ROWAN we have so very much to be thankful for and today, in preparation for the upcoming holiday, I would like to share just a few things on our list.     1) Our Great […]
  • Why Mattresses Make a Difference (11/18/2016) - Give a sleep bundle today!   Can you imagine having never slept on a mattress before? For many that is a harsh reality…and it carries more consequences than you might consider. Although Uganda is a country with a fairly temperate climate year round, temperatures still drop in the evenings. During wet season the dirt floors […]
  • Making Cakes to Turn a Profit (11/10/2016) - One of the things I love about our leaders in ROWAN is their willingness to lead by example. They never ask our members to do something they are unwilling to model first. And this is no exception. In Rural Uganda, often finding a way to create a steady income can be a struggle. But we […]
  • 2016 Top Rated Non-Profit Organization (11/3/2016) - We can’t do what we do without our supporters and are truly thankful for each donor, volunteer and partner in this ministry.     God is so good to us! For another year we have been awarded as one of the top rated non-profit organizations on greatnonprofits.org Here is a sampling of the reviews we […]
  • Empowering Women & Girls in Uganda (10/26/2016) - Sponsor today!   October is nearly finished and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day are right around the corner. We have specific holidays in America that the majority of the population celebrates in some way. But often, I think we are unaware of national and international holidays that have been established to bring recognition and […]
  • Sponsorship and Sewing Machines (10/21/2016) - Sponsor today!   This was a gift Esther never dreamed she would own. The simple act of sending this made a lasting impact. One of our sponsors gave Esther, a widow in our ministry, a sewing machine! She started shedding tears, she could not believe someone thought to give her something so special. She can […]
  • South Sudanese Refugee Crisis in Uganda (10/12/2016) - Conflict in parts of South Sudan continues, and as a result, hundreds of thousands of people are being displaced to neighboring countries. Many of those refugees face food shortages, life-threatening illnesses and the fear of imminent violence. Other difficulties include an abrupt halt to education, the hyperinflation of food and necessities and inability to receive […]
  • For the love of goats (10/6/2016) - Donate Toward Goat Project     We just received a large donation in honor of a little boy who loved goats, and have put those funds to good use. We have 50 more goats in the villages! Now 300 members and their families have been impacted by these unassuming farm animals. Besides being adorable to […]