Orphanage Homes Built
Updated: Dec 21, 2018
In 2018, The Refuge began supporting an orphanage for refugee children in northern Uganda. It is called Cornerstone Children’s Home. It is a home for 85 South Sudanese orphans who lost their parents during the civil war in South Sudan that began in 2013 and continues to this day. Not only are the children without their parents, they are also without a country. Unable to go anywhere in Uganda, the orphanage is their community. They live there, play there, go to school there. There are no grandparents, aunts, uncles...no one to call family other than those who are caring for them.
Of the 23 staff members caring for the orphans, 13 had housing at the orphanage, but 10 were renting homes or apartments in the local town. Housing those workers was the largest expense for the ministry. So The Refuge saw an opportunity to meet a significant need to support those ministering to refugee orphans. In the fall, several homes were completed due the funding of The Refuge! This not only puts the staff members closer to the orphanage, the property next door, it also saves the ministry significant funds in saved rents. We are grateful for God’s provision for the completion of these homes!