A History of Hope
35 years ago my parents, Daniel and Joy Situka, started Sovereign Wings of Hope Ministries (SWOH) as a counter cultural agent during a time of persecution and genocide led by President Idi Amin in Uganda. The ministry focused on outreaches, and young adult education to share Christ. They continued to grow SWOH as they immigrated to the United States and raised a family. Then in 2004 my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer and was only given aspirin for pain. Daniel, now a chaplain with three young men, shifted the focus of SWOH to include caring for the elderly sick and dying. I was able to experience the fruit of this ministry when I led my first missions team in 2010. My team called Community Transformation Projects (CTP) reached out to 250 patients and family members for hospice work, ran a youth conference, and saw 4 people come to Christ. As I completed my Masters in seminary, I continued serving with SWOH in the US. We have launched a Christian school for at risk children in a predominately Muslim community and expanding the hospice reach across two major cities. The ministry has grown to reaching over 1900 patients, family members, and children. Praise God!
Hope and Harvey
Hurricane Harvey was especially challenging for us as a small non profit ministry. Our founders were severely affected and like many nonprofits in the city, we lost significant support. While we were able to maintain the ministry, we had to cut back our efforts. After much prayer, I decided to step into the leadership role as President to assist with renewing our commitment to care for the community. Shortly after, our local church on the ground contacted us to raise pastors to spread the gospel in Uganda. We have decided to coordinate this years CTP to focus on caring for the community but also training pastors to plant churches throughout Eastern Uganda.
A Hopeful Mission
I am excited about my transition as President of Global Operations for SWOH and leading this CTP from July 14-August 1st. We will physically clear the land to build a church, run a conference at our school to pioneer a church planting network, serve with hospice patients in a 80 mile radius, and assist teachers in school programs for the children. My total cost for the project is $5000. This includes, round trip airfare, room and board, project training for the team, pastoral training done promotion for the conference, conference programming, and training materials for the up and coming pastors.
While any gift is appreciated, would you please consider giving a one time gift to support this critical project? My finances need to be ready by July 1st. I would really appreciate prayers as I lead this team and myself as well.
Thank you so much!