In East Africa, leaders called by God make a difference
Dealing with the challenges of today's Africa, communities long for direction and the grace of God. People called by God, like Robert and Sarah have invested their lives into caring for their home communities. They first reached out by forming a church in a predominantly- Muslim community to reach people with the love of God, but when no one came, Sarah had a dream about starting a school. That required a willingness to take a huge risk for God. Fountain of Hope Ministries emerged out of a pursuit to support and care for the community, actions that spoke louder than words. Now many years later, the school is K-12 and has 1300 students, from mostly Muslim families. More than half of the students are now Christ-followers.
On a personal family note, Robert and Sarah's care for their community and eventual church.
This couple always dreamed of having their own children but after 11 years of marriage, they still did not have any of their own, however God gave them a huge family. Many years ago they began adopting orphans from their church, whose parents had died and left their "chidren to their pastor".
While Robert was studying at Wheaton College in 2014 on a Billy Graham Evangelism Scholarship, he prayed that his family would thrive. He and his wife had adopted 18 children through their 11 years of marriage, though unable to have their own children by birth. While Robert studied at Wheaton, he felt moved to pray that his wife Sarah would get pregnant over their summer together. To everyone’s surprise, God answered Robert’s prayer, as Sarah was soon pregnant… and expecting triplets. They are so thrilled. Praise the Lord that Robert finished at Wheaton and made it home one day after the 3 children were born. On Dec. 3, 2015 the new family members went home from the hospital in Kampala… very grateful to God for His many blessings. Check out the Gallery.
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