At Jeremiah House, 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 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 kindness 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 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. 5 became 8, then 15, and now 27 children total. Thank you for helping us make a difference in their lives!