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Lifechangers was founded by Bob Mumford in 1973. The mandate was simple “Feed my Sheep”. Over the years this has taken Lifechangers to parts of the world where the need outstrips our capability. Fathers House Uganda was established in 2005. The goal was to receive and care for vulnerable children that needed family, affection and Kingdom values as much as they needed food, shelter, education and life-skills. We have experienced incredible success and crushing failures over the years, not unlike those recorded in scripture. What a privilege!

In May 2018, legislation was passed by Uganda’s Government to close down more than 560 children’s homes, shelters and NGO’s. Incidents of child-trafficking, abuse and inadequate care had moved the government to intervene. Rather than simply ‘placing’ children with poorly governed childcare facilities, the government embarked on a long-term initiative to involve the relatives and communities of at-risk children to a greater degree.

Lifechangers has been working with the Ugandan authorities, experienced social workers, adoptive parents, educators and our staff in-country to implement these changes. At times the journey has been overwhelming and costly beyond our abilities and resources, yet our testimony has been a resounding Amen to the Lord’s tender mercies and faithfulness at every turn.

Several of our older children are already in their final years of high-school. They are enrolled in the Lifechangers Scholarship Fund. Others are transitioning into adult life and we continue to engage with them in mentorship initiatives, personal development and higher education. The younger children (minors), previously in the care of Fathers House, have been formally adopted. They are also beneficiaries of the Lifechangers Scholarship and Development Fund.

Your generosity and donations are what makes this possible. Aside from expressing our deepest gratitude for your continued support, we offer our pledge that the entire Lifechangers team labour diligently to steward your donations in ways that are accountable, responsible, focused and above all Kingdom oriented.

In addition to our Scholarship and Development Fund, Lifechangers has organised and directed Medical Missions to some of Uganda’s remotest territories. Thousands of people have received medicine, wound-care and eye-care, delivered by international volunteers from all parts of the planet. Dr Cory Siffring and his wife Laurel, together with local staff members and supporting ministries have developed these Medical Missions to global standards of excellence.

 

How lovely are Thy dwelling places, O Lord of hosts! My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God. The bird also has found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even Thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!

Psalm 84
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    Father's House Medical Missions

    In January of 2008, Father’s House in Kampala, Uganda hosted its first Medical Missions outreach to people in the surrounding areas. Since then, under the leadership of Dr. Cory Siffring and Laurel his wife, they have become annual events, reaching people in some of the remotest areas of the country. The teams consist 100% of volunteers including physicians, nurses and logistical staff to handle everything from crowd-control, food, facilities, transport and the distribution of much needed medication. Each Medical Missions outreach is conducted over a 2-week period with its focus on primary healthcare, illnesses and infectious diseases.

    Each Medical Mission is founded upon a prevailing theme of Family and Fellowship and no-one goes away unchanged. Team members regularly minister to and encourage one another as part of God’s extended family. Evening devotional sessions serve to establish a bond and relational connection to last a lifetime. To date, the Medical Missions have reached well over 18,000 people of all ages and treated a wide range of medical conditions.

    Dr. Cory Siffring on the 2016 Mission:

    In all things I have shown you an object lesson, that by hard work one must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.

    Acts 20:35

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