Saturday, August 12, 2017

See Our Ministry Video

This video was made for us by a friend in the USA from photos taken here at the OOCM ministry center - Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

URGENT: Well Breakdown

Please note that the well that was put in last year has developed problems. At first it was putting out only very slowly but now is totally disabled. We have consuted with a contractor to fix it. It needs 2 new pipes and parts of the pump replace for $350.00 USD. If you can help us with this, it would be dearly appreciated as we are presently having to boil water because the other water supplies have parasites in the water which can severely harm the children's health. The picture below shows us standing at the well after having the pipes pulled up to inspect. God bless you as you consider this very important request. Clean water from wells solves over 1/2 the health problems in rural Uganda.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Children Move Into New Location

After many delays and wonderful breakthroughs we were able to move the children into the boys quarters and girls quarters at the permanent ministry home center. Although the buildings were basically done quite some time ago we still needed windows and bunkbeds which have been provided. We could still use some more mosquito nets to protect the children from getting malaria.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Oasis Orphans Care Ministry - Uganda

After Mukulu Jonathan's facebook account was hacked last month and the vast majority of contacts (friends) were deleted it has made communications difficult. If you were a "friend" go to Mukulu Jonathan's page and check at the top. If you were not deleted it will show a "Friends" button as checked. If it doesn't you will have to send a new friend request. 85 of the 250 friends have been recovered so far. If you have shared OOCM related posts it is likely that any of your friends that became friends of Mukulu's page do not know this. Please share this post at least once so people will know. This whole event has of course seriously dented prayer and financial support as well. This post is an attempt to bridge that communications gap.

-- 10/18 There was severe winds recently that blew off the roof of the pit latrine/toilet building with some damage also to the upper walls as well as rain damage. This is a serious sanitation problem for the OOCM ministry center and for the children. Please pray that this will be resolved and repaired/replaced. The estimate is $700 USD.

-- 10/15 There are 4 children of a disabled mother in the village who are in serious condition from an accident with boiling water. They have serious life threatening burn injuries and are in the hospital. Please pray for them and any hospital expenses.

-- 10/07 There are many needs of the children that are lacking (approx $400 USD) for food, educational supplies, etc. Please pray that these needs will be met.

-- A friend of the ministry from Alabama has sent clothes for 40 children. Please pray that they arrive safely.

-- The children's Bunkbed project at the center is well underway with the frames being done. Mattresses are still needed.

Please contact Mukulu Jonathan for further information via facebook chat. (He has messenger on his phone)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Latest Improvements In Life For The Village And Children

Lately, we have been very busy trying to improve the lives of the villagers and the orphans. Things do not always go as we would like but we keep trusting God and trying to do our best. We are so grateful that a brother recently offered to drill a well for us as our other source of water has been a muddy pond which has been the source of parasites and many illnesses. People had to walk quite a distance to fill jerry-cans for water use before this. We thank God for this wonderful development!

Brother Allan also decided to drop in on the children at their school. You can see by their happy faces that they enjoyed that. He ended up trying to teach them some English words.

We are also making progress on a building to house our chicken and eggs project which will not only help to provide nutrition for the children but allow for sustainable income for the ministry.

If you would like to partner with us in supporting our efforts as well as our normal educational support and feeding programs, you can use the Contact link above or donate directly on our Support page. We truly appreciate every donation without which much of this ministry would be difficult to accomplish. Visitors and Missions Teams are always welcome! Please contact us if you are interested.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Orphans of Uganda - Oasis Orphans Care Ministry

A friend made this video from photos of our ministry in the villages. Please enjoy it. It is about 5 minutes long. Please share it with friends. There is so much that can be done and so little to do it with. If you are interested, there is a "Support" link at the top of the page. God bless you and keep you in the way He would have you go...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Shortfalls, Faith and Enduring

Indeed it is faith, like we have been in hard times these previous few of months, that all we could do was pray for provision and to remain strong to do the work of the ministry. Our Lord has been doing good in every thing going on - not only in me as director but also with staff, the little children and widows with orphans too. - Mukulu Jonathan

Some time ago in the first quarter of this term, we borrowed items and scholastic material on credit for Oasis orphan children. I thank God because things helped out but I failed to make a blog update with pictures at the time when giving out school supplies. Due to great lack (even to the present day) of school materials at Oasis-for kids to complete the term and food needs, we borrowed from others. It is our kindly request from friends who can bless the situation, to help out in this time of trouble by doing what you can for the children and so we can pay back what we owe.

Pictures can say and do more than a thousand words. Orphans and other children in the village were very happy to get these school supplies. Without them they cannot attend school. It is like in a family. The mother can go to a store and charge food and other home items and as it gets to table, the kids can not know it was borrowed, they just feel happiness and rejoice. So it is with the Oasis children. They are happy for the school supplies.

We seek your prayers and if you are able to do something for orphans needs please contact me so we can complete paying back the borrowed credits. Also if you are interested, you can send Bibles, gospel books and kids writing notebooks and any other physical assistance. We also desperately need a laptop computer and ours died quite a while ago.  If you give and support the needy orphans and poor widows surely the Lord blesses your family and open doors for you. Thank you for you continued prayer and support. 
(See our "Support" page above.)

We have posted some pictures of a recent distribution of school supplies for your enjoyment. Please pray for the widows and children.

You can click on the pictures to enlarge.

Happy Children - School Supplies!
Children/widows waiting for supplies

More children waiting for supplies
Some happy orphans with supplies
Mukulu Jonathan with grateful children

Staff passing out supplies

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New School Term

TODAY (09/08/2004) school just started in Uganda. There are children hoping and praying to go back to school - many of them orphans.  On average it costs about 25.00 USD for fees and supplies per quarter to send a child to school - a fortune for those living in poverty or those who have taken in orphans in Uganda. I can't think of anything more "sustainable" than a child's education. Please consider a donation to help cover these children's school fees, supplies and other needs at this time. There are well over 70 children this term. We also are behind on our building projects. Thank you and God bless you for your prayers and consideration.  Please see our SUPPORT page for donation information. God bless you!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

School Break Kids Party

The children recently started a three week break so we decided to hold a party for them at the OOCM ministry center we are believing God to complete. The children love to gather there on the property and play and share a meal. It is always a time of happiness for the children to finish a school term. The break they are in now is about three weeks long. Then, as we always trust God, we will have the funds and supplies to send them back to school.

As you can see below, at present, we have two buildings that are in the process of being completed. Funding to complete them has been slow coming in but we are confident in our Lord that we will be able to complete them as well as a third building so we can begin to function from the new center.

Please consider prayer support and donations that aid greatly in making quite a difference in the lives of orphans, widows and the destitute. The changes in all these children, many of them orphaned, is beautiful. More information can be found on how to support this work can be found HERE.

Please pray for a colorful future for the needy in Uganda! We have faith that a journey of a thousand miles starts by one step. So we are... 

Click on the photos below to enlarge...

Some of the kids eating with the two unfinished buildings in the background
The one on the left desperately needs a roof.

It's always nice to have a party during their break from school.
Photo taken from the entrance to the property.

Hanging out in the cool grass...

Eating in the shade...

Mukulu Jonathan, the director, with other adults sharing a meal
while the children enjoy themselves playing.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Building Project Needs Help

A Permanent Home and Ministry Base
Besides the everyday needs that need to be met month to month at OOCM, we are endeavoring to proceed with the permanent children's home and other out buildings on the OOCM property which will allow us more stability and flexibility to minister to those around us. In many ways the villagers see this building project as a symbol of the stability of the hope they are beginning to embrace. At this present stage of the building project We have the basic structures of two buildings built (brick) and one is roofed (See pictures below). We would like to have three main wings built for the children and for use as a ministry center as well as several other smaller structures.

This has been a stretch of faith on our part to attempt such a project but God has been gracious to provide for this as well. Perhaps some of you reading this will be touched by God to specifically contribute to this project's completion. Once the main wing and the 2 dorm wings are finished and outfitted, OOCM will be able to move in and proceed with other projects on the property like growing food and teaching more life improvement classes to the widows and other villagers. We will also be able to more effectively do outreaches into the surrounding communities as well. 

Note: Building #2 needs a roof desperately as we are heading into the rainy season are concerned for the stability of that structure as without a roof on there is a very real danger of weakening the structure. Please prayerfully consider contributing to this immediate need. It will cost about $800.00 USD to have a roof built on that building. The rainy season is days away!!!

Building #1

Building #2 that needs a roof soon