Make An Impact

Make An Impact


I am thankful to the Lord for He has protected you and me too.  Remember Him in all you do for He is always there for you.  I also greatly thank and praise Him for the existence of Parental Care Ministries.

When I was growing up, I didn’t know God neither did I know where my future was.  But one thing I want to let you know is that God does everything with a plan.  When I joined PCM, I began to see the light for I was in total darkness. After receiving salvation, I joined the first PCM primary school in Mbarara in 2008.  From there, I started seeing the greatness of God through what was happening in my life.

Through PCM, God provided me the best sponsors I value in my life. May God always be there for them.  A sponsor is like my parent because where my biological parent can’t, my sponsors back me up.

When I get a letter from my sponsor, I become the most happiest at that hour. It’s like when someone gives you your best meal when you are at the climax of your hunger.  So, a letter from a sponsor assures you that when you write, your beloved sponsor will also reply. Knowing that someone loves me on the other side of the world- WOW!!!  It is so amazing. That’s the happiness we share.  “Mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance.” Jude 1:2

Jude Walakira


When we started the journey of sponsorship years ago, I think our family thought that we would be able to bless a child with food, education and clothing.  Even though our monthly gift does provide those things, it is so much more than that.

We have been the ones blessed by sponsoring our kids.  The Lord has used these kids to show us His love for us and if we just trust Him, He will do immeasurably more than what we can ask or imagine. My husband and I both have had the opportunity to travel to Uganda and meet our children face to face.  We have heard their dreams about being engineers and nurses. We have prayed with them, talked about their families and exchanged many laughs as we sometimes struggle to understand one another’s English.  We have shared in their sicknesses, joys and trials.

Being a sponsor isn’t just about providing the basic needs for these kids, it’s about a life long relationship that will bless you more than you ever thought possible.

-Shelly Tyler