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Helping Teen Moms in Uganda!


04/27/2011

Travel to Uganda with Us!

Three years ago Miriam came to Hope House for the first time – all the way from Entebbe, Uganda! She wanted to thank our teen moms for sending letters and blankets to “her girls”. Miriam is the Director of Mirembe House and Suubi Home, two Youth for Christ homes for teen moms in Uganda. Miriam taught our Hope House girls about teen parenting in Africa. Her eyes glistened as she shared that many of her teen moms had become pregnant by rape or incest, and how their families had disowned them when they became pregnant. It was poignant to watch our young moms connect, and understand on a personal level, the pain of a fellow teen mom a world away. I connected with Miriam as well – astonished that God had filled our hearts with the same passion for teen moms, on two different continents!

Our partnership has since blossomed, and on April 29th, three Hope House staff members will journey to Uganda for two weeks- and you’re invited to come along! Follow our staff through blogs and pictures as they teach parenting classes, study skills, and Bible studies to 80 teen moms in Uganda! In coming months we will connect our girls in Uganda with our teen moms in Denver, through blogs, letters, pictures and prayer time. It shouldn’t be a surprise to me, but somehow, God’s vision of “community” among our teen moms was WAY bigger than mine!

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Lisa Steven
Executive Director, Hope House of Colorado