In this episode, we hear from Lillian. Lillian grew up in Uganda in poverty. She tells us her story of growing up and gaining a Compassion International sponsor. She talks about the hope she found in Jesus through the Compassion program and her sponsor’s words. Now she works for Compassion in Uganda! She gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the Compassion program and how God is using the program to change whole families around the world. This episode will have you grabbing pen and paper to write to your Compassion child!
Looking at Lillian Nakabiri Mugisha, it is impossible to see the life of fear, hunger, abuse, and pain of her past through her wide smile and warm personality. She has come from a life of difficult poverty in Uganda to find hope, joy, and success. Growing up an orphan, she lacked basic needs including the love of a family, shelter, and sustenance. At age nine she was registered in the Compassion program and was sponsored by a loving family in Australia. Her future was changed forever as she learned what it meant to be provided for and loved, and that God never fails. Lillian is now a college graduate, married, and works full time for the Compassion Uganda office where she leads teams visiting her beautiful country.
About Watch Her Rise:
Girls born into extreme poverty are fighting for a chance to survive. Worldwide, girls are exploited, sold into sex trafficking and child marriage, refused basic education, forced into child labor or expected to provide for their families at a young age. We all know that it’s impossible for an adolescent girl to feel empowered or reach her potential when even her basic needs – food, shelter, clothes, and healthcare – are not met.
We are coming alongside girls who are highly vulnerable, living in situations that are well beyond their years and means to handle. Through sponsorship, we can watch her rise and then help her keep walking, in the power of Christ’s love and salvation in her life. Sponsoring a highly vulnerable girl can help her overcome the many obstacles she is facing. Your love and support could change her life forever, even for eternity.
Sponsor a girl today— go to Compassion Watch Her Rise campaign here!