By Jim Mozdren
UFAI and Amazing Grace Gospel Ministries has five institutions in the Nairobi, Kenya area, working to help orphans with education, feeding and clothing. We have over 200 children we are taking care of and funds are greatly needed.
In more depth, tell us the story of what you want to do and what your mission is.
Statistics in Kenya reveals that we have 2,500,000 orphaned children who are not cared for. UFAI and Amazing Grace Gospel Ministries have modeled these five centers into a school system to enable the orphans to have access to quality education just like other Kenyan children. At times it is very difficult to raise the funds to pay the teachers, support staff and the other administrative expenditures, The $1600 we are raising will help five children to attend school who are now in high school, three girls and two boys. We hope you will help us to provide these orphans with an education this semester. God bless you.
What is the positive impact you will have on the world and how will you measure that impact?
Five orphans will receive a quality education, which will help them to become prominent members of society. Without an education, orphans in Kenya have a very difficult time surviving as they enter adulthood.
My name is Pastor Philip Kabuto Odera born in 1970 Siaya district, Bondo division. I started farming and herding animals at my fathers homestead. Later in 1990, I travelled to Nairobi in search for employment. I got married in 1992 to Mary Auma who passed away on 23rd August 2011 and I am raising our seven children. I started a small business with my wife of selling small fish (Omena) and at the same time I was a pastor at a church called Victory Bible Ministry. I then started an organization called UFAI Orphans, Widows & HIV/AIDs Foundations after reading a verse in the book of James 1:27 which says “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world." I came to realize that bright people are suffering due to lack of school fees and women are getting disease because of family problems. I also became a victim of that as my wife died of HIV/Aids but by the grace of God, I and my seven children are HIV (-) negative. I am helping the orphans, widows and people living with HIV by providing food, clothes and shelter through well wishers and the local community. I am also offering skill training for the widows to be self reliant. Currently my organization has forty (40) children in our orphanage and five hundred and eighty (580) people living with HIV/Aids and one hundred (100) children living outside the organization. The staff members are only fifteen (15) in numbers, namely; Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Patron, Coordinator, Cooks & Attendants.
Jim Mozdren is the US representative who is helping to raise funds and awareness for the orphans and widows of Nairobi Kenya. He was introduced to the work of UFAI in 2011 when Pastor Simeon Oyugi visited the United States to help raise awareness of the plight of the orphans in Nairobi. A close ministry associate of Mr. Mozdren later traveled to Nairobi to see the work that UFAI is doing in Nairobi to assist the widows and orphans. Jim has worked with several international ministries over the past 15 years, in which he traveled to many countries including, India, China, Myanmar, Turkey, Indonesia, Honduras, Uganda, South Sudan and Kosovo to bring aid and assistance.