Here is a story that you will praise God for. One man’s journey and how God guided him. He lives and does God’s service in Kampala Uganda.
My Names are Bukenya Amos the founder of (C.A.C.F) Canaan Africa children Foundation, I was born in poor family which was addicted with alcohol, in The village called kanon , I loved and still love my parents for putting me on earth.
My education was not so Good, i managed to reach the kindergarten Level, since that I was born in a poor family at age of 8 yeas my parents forced me to go and work in a rich family, I used to look after livestock and other homework, I could do all this by myself and after that i had to go do my homework, but un fortunately there was no salary, they could keep promising me since I was young in age , i could claim what was mine.
When i was still living with the rich family where my parents sent me, I can’t forget this family that mistreated and tortured me physically and mentally , I was uncomfortable so I decided to run to the street so I can get better life , but to tell the truth that was beginning of suffering however much this family mistreated me, but they could offer me shelter, 5 years on streets with nothing but tears from my eyes.
When i was still on streets, I was blessed to be friendly with people around me ,I can’t forget to thank a gentleman called Mr. Jingo who was my friend and like brother to me. I was Employed by Mr. Jingo in his washing bay to wash people’s cars, life was so hard at me at that moment and i kept on dreaming and trusting God that May be someday God will bring someone in my life who will me a parent.
I used to see rich children going to school and in the inside of me, i always asked God if i could get an opportunity in life just like them, I admired them, since I was working in washing bay and the little used to get as my salary I decided to go back to school .
I could work Day and Night in a washing bay in order to save and survive, i wanted maybe i could go to school someday, but that didn’t not go as planned, but with education since there was no support and age was catching up with me, But i had this hunger to learn how to read and write and i thank The Lord for His Grace and today as a an upcoming Gospel musician, i have learnt to write and compose my own music but it’s been a long Journey and Still i have a Long road to go.
One day as i was at the washing bay, I found man of GOD preaching the word of GOD I paid attention to what he was saying , but I did not take it as seriously and understand what he was talking about .What i didn’t know is that God had started working on the inside of me, i started feeling the conviction of the word of God after 1 year Decided go to church, preacher was preaching in the book of Genesis 37:1-44:9 on story of Joseph and it really touched my heart, changed my thinking and this word gave me New hope that There is still hope, I said to myself that if there someone giving me this new hope then i had to accept Jesus as my Lord and savior.
Before I was where i am today, i worked in so many places like being milkman, waitress hawker with aim of rescue of my brothers and sisters who are went through hardship life like I was! I thank lord through my work of selling second hand shoe door to door , I managed to save money to rent 2 rooms and now I live in house after 10 years on street , praise and honor to lord. After all I realize that it was my own to live but of his grace .from my history or testimony ,I started to rescue kids on street as I can to my home and this was successful, as GOD open my door as go to rescue more kids …..there was much blessing upon me to bless some family that by HIV AIDS. My life is a testimony.
I have been following this courageous man’s story on facebook. God has directed me to not only pay attention but to tell his story. We are commanded to care for widows and orphans and this man has not only experienced being an orphan, but he has answered God’s call ” Who do I send?” In such adversity and sufferring this man praises God and his faith is unwavering. Uganda is rocked by violence and Christian Persecution yet this man is performing God’s work.
Kampala is the Capitol and largest city in Uganda. Yet as in Nigeria it’s people suffer.
In September of 2016 Morning Star news reported this:
NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – While Muslim villagers continue to persecute Christians in eastern Uganda, Islamists last month killed a Christian in the western part of the country, sources said.
Amid persecution and adversity God blesses and calls His warriors to do His work.
Here are photos from his work.
I am told a $5.00 donation buys much needed supplies.
Remember we must speak out for our Brothers and Sisters, pray for them.
(Photos and story published with permission)