Josephine

Stories of stable families in the Euwata village are few and far between. Josephine Edomasia is one of the lucky ones. Having both a father and mother still alive and living together, she has a real home to return to at the end of the day. But their story is a special one.

Josephine and her mother, who loves her dearly.

Her mother and father both came from the rural village communities, the children of subsistence farmers. By prayer and hard work, her father managed to put himself through school and became a teacher. Though poor himself, Josephine’s father knew that his life was in God’s hands and decided to give his career back to the children in the communities where he grew up. When Josephine was a baby, they moved into a small home like the one her parents were raised in, and her father started a job as a teacher at the brand-new Solid Rock Christian School. However, the Lord had more in store for Josephine and her family. 

As it would turn out, the home where Josephine lives is owned by a very old woman, to whom they pay rent every month. However, this woman has leprosy. Over the years that Josephine has lived here, the leprosy has eaten away her landlady’s hands and feet until only stumps are left where fingers and toes used to be. Every day when she goes home, Josephine helps to feed and wash this friendly, grateful, grey-haired woman. 

Josephine somehow smiles at everything, and can even make her old landlady who has leprosy smile sometimes.

With a true heart of Ugandan hospitality, Josephine’s family has fully taken this woman under their wing. They feed her, clothe her, and as she can no longer walk or use her hands to work, they have taken care of her medical expenses. This family is selfless, prayerful, and generous. But when it came time for Josephine to go to primary school, they faced a choice between taking care of their landlady who had become family to them or sending their daughter to school. Her mother and father approached Solid Rock, asking for sponsorship. Josephine is bright, has much potential, and comes from a faithful family. You can sponsor Josephine today– $35 a month for you will become a lifetime of blessing for her, her parents, and everyone they serve too. Sponsor Josephine today.   

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