In 2005 following our first trip to Bombo Uganda we were disturbed by the amount of children that were being orphaned and in many cases orphaned with parents still living who were too sick, from HIV/AIDS, to care for their children or themselves.
We asked ourselves, how many orphanages can be built? How much would it cost to take care of all of these children? Who will do it? What will happen to the dying parents/care-givers?
After over a year of prayer and communications with Pastor Alex and Millie Ojera from Bombo Pentecostal Church, we knew we could do something, if just for one person. If we could make a difference for just person for here and for eternity, then that would be what God wanted us to do. Align Ministries was born out of that July 2005 P.E.A.C.E. trip from Saddleback Church and a desire to be obedient to the Great Commandment and Great Commission.
Align Ministries is committed to working through and partnering with the local church; making the local church the “Beacon of Hope” in the community. We have found the P.E.A.C.E. Plan is a perfect model to resource and empower he local church.
Align Ministries sends child and family support funds to Bombo Pentecostal Church. Bombo Pentecostal Church makes all of the decisions on who is supported and for how long. They know their people, we don’t, they know their needs, we don’t, they know best how to distribute funds to not create dependency. All funds sent from Align Ministries are distributed by Bombo Pentecostal Church and Life With Hope; they get the credit so it can glorify God by glorifying His Church. The people do not know the funds come from AlignMinistries. When we have talked with them, the people tell us that it is the Church, the Pastor and Life with Hope that is making a difference in their lives; they give thanks to Jesus on the changes in their lives. AlignMinistries or the donor/supporter is never mentioned.
The average support for an orphan child is $30 (USD) per month; for a family of up to 4 is $40 (USD) per month; and for a family up to 6 is $60 (USD) per month.
Matthew 25: 35-40 (NIV)
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
Then the righteous will answer Him, Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go visit you?
The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.
Matthew 10:42 (NIV)
And if anyone gives even a cup of water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.
Information for Sponsors
We are so excited that you have decided to sponsor a child and or family through Align Ministries! We know that you will be greatly blessed by this decision. Thank you for making a difference in a life and breaking the cycle of despair and hopelessness.
You will receive annual statements regarding your sponsorship account. Sponsorship fees are due to our office by the end of each month, unless you paid for a full year in advance or sent in a one-time gift.
Please understand that the child and family you have sponsored is relying on your generous donation each month. We have a well defined plan to move the sponsored children and families from support to self-sustaining sufficiency. Their progress is monitored and they are encouraged to become productive members of their community.
Thank you for your willingness to help a child and/or family in need. Our prayer is that God will richly bless you for investing in His children!