Jeremiah House’s mission is that each youth will understand that they were created for a purpose. They will learn that they have value and worth. We will provide them with hope and the foundations for their future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

In 2008, Melissa Luyiga (Maertens)
travelled to Jinja, Uganda to volunteer.
During her time there, she met a number
of street kids and developed relationships
with them by playing soccer, sharing food,
and talking with them. What started as a
small act of generosity turned into a
lifetime mission: To find a way to change
these children’s lives for the better.

She started paying school fees for 5 boys,
but she soon realized that school fees
were not enough. With the help of many
friends and family, she was able to rent a
home, supply 3 meals a day, provide
medical care, and hire staff to care for the
youth. Five youths grew to 8, then 15, and
we are currently supporting 19 youth. In
total, we have touched the lives of 37