Bringing Hope to a Distant Land

All the way to Jinja, Uganda, in fact.

In Jinja, much like Tijuana and Ensenada, countless families live without the most basic protection of a home. These families are exposed to searing heat, driving rain, venomous snakes, and, in some cases, thieves who take from the most vulnerable. But it doesn’t stop there …

Meet Ruth. She lost her husband to HIV and yet despite her loss, she cares for 14 children in her deteriorating mud hut. Her situation can feel overwhelming. Ruth decided to put off marrying again so she could care for her family. It is our desire to enter into this struggle for people like Ruth and hundreds like her — building not just houses — but Homes of Hope.

   Here is what’s left of their old house

Here is what’s left of their old house

A team of 12 students from around the world joined together to do just that—bring hope to the hopeless. Applying the concepts they learned at our Compassion in Action Discipleship Training School with YWAM San Diego/Baja, this team is partnering with YWAM Jinja to help pioneer Homes of Hope International on the other side of the world.

   We have adapted our HOH structure to the climate and conditions in Uganda

We have adapted our HOH structure to the climate and conditions in Uganda

In a few short days, Ruth’s life will completely change, and the hope of a brighter future for her and her children will be restored. She is set to receive the 4th Home of Hope in Uganda.  The walls are going up and hope is on the Rise!


“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11