Babra is our first Victory 1:27 university graduate! In October 2017, she received her degree in Industrial Fine Arts from Uganda Christian University. See the video below to hear Babra's story and her dreams for the future. Congratulations Babra!
New Housing Opportunity!
Just two months ago God miraculously provided a piece of land for us near the church/ school in Uganda. I am excited to tell you that we are now prepared to move ahead with a new housing project on this land. We just received the working drawings, which were crafted by our very own Julie Wandira. This will be a two story apartment building, with 7 two room units, 1 three room unit, and 4 one room units, for a total of 12 different housing units! We believe we can complete this housing project for around $30,000. That sounds like an enormous amount of money, but when you break it down, it’s only about $2500 for each housing unit. Please pray with us for God’s provision and wisdom and guidance every step of the way. If you would like to give to this project, please place your donation in the Victory 127 Construction Fund.
Check out the Updates Page for more details!
See below for the 2017 Christmas Letter that was sent out to all of our sponsors. If you would like to see a larger, printable version, please see the Resources page.
An Overview of Victory 1:27
Check out the video below to get a glimpse of what God is doing through this ministry!
Hello from our New Partners!
This is a photo of the members of the Fairview Baptist Church in Forest Hill, WV. This small church has come alongside Victory 1:27 in a big way. Not only have they decided to sponsor Shumayiya, but they have also committed to send her through medical school. In the words of one of their members " This is the gift that keeps on giving. Our investment in Shumayiya will not only help her, but will help so many others as well." We are so thankful for these new partners in the ministry!
Special Project: A House for Alvin and Alvic
December 2016 Student Pictures
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress
and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world..” James 1:27 (NIV)
Global orphan facts: Total estimate of orphans worldwide…………153 million. (Source: U.S. Government “5th Annual Report to Congress on Public Law 109-95″ and affirmed by UNICEF) These numbers do not include an estimated 2-8 plus million orphans in institutions, living on the streets, exploited for labor, victims of trafficking, or participating in armed groups. 153 million plus 8 million…….. possibly totaling a potential of 161 million orphans worldwide?
Victory 1:27 was launched in response to very pressing needs expressed by Pastor Herbert Buyondo. The leadership team of Mountain View Chapel in Stanardsville, Virginia sensed that the scope of impact would be larger than just one location. The desire was to create a support network that would enable disadvantaged children and families to gain hope through daily victories of food, shelter, and education that would otherwise be impossible. The foundation was laid in Kampala, Uganda. Victory 1:27 began as a cooperative, non-denominational, Christian effort between Victory Covenant Church and MVC. Cooperative interaction is at the very heart of our outreach efforts. The ministry now has seeds of outreach in the United States, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic.
When God opens a door, we do our best to respond to the need, regardless of the location.
Ugandan Orphan Estimates..................over 2 million
Ecuadorian Orphan Estimates............210,000
Dominican Republic Orphan Estimates...........116,000
United States of America..........120,000 with 400,000 without permanent families
Letter Excerpts from Victory 1:27 Children
“May the Almighty God reward you in everything. You’re so special in my life, and I really love you so much. This year is going to be fabulous, miraculous in our lives!” Beatrice
“I hope one day I will get to meet with you. my sister. Until that day, you are constantly in my heart and in my prayers.” Edith
“Thank you for always bringing a smile on my face through your wonderful gifts that you send and above all paying my school fees. I promise to be a good child and study very hard not to disappoint you and always pray for you.” Faith
“School is moving on well and I am progressing in my education. I want to thank you for the gifts you sent. They were so nice and also the letters. Am praying for you always to be well in everything you do. May God bless you. I love you” Isaac
“We are pushing on with life in Uganda which is not easy, but I know God will help us. I am having some problems with some subjects, like history, science, and math, but I make sure that I make friendships with my teachers so that they can help me and I know that I’ll improve.” Joseph
“I love you all, pray for you, and may the almighty God richly bless you and enlarge your territories as He promised because He fulfills what He says. Be humble and obedient because the Lord uses people who are down to earth like Esther in the Bible. She was humble to her uncle and God used her to save her people. Habakkuk 3:19” Judith
“It couldn't be a nice holiday without a thought for you. Hope you are fine and your family members too! Am so glad to inform you that I am doing well with my studies and this term I was in the 8th position. I thank you for the school fees you pay for me and the love you show me and my family too! May God bless you abundantly.” Julius
“Happy New Year greetings in the name of Jesus. Am very happy to receive your letter that you sent!” Sam
“For everything you have done for me I say thank you.” Jeremiah
“I have written this letter to thank you for the support you provide me. I love you so much and I will continue to pray for you. I love you with all my heart. I was promoted! I was third, and I promise you I will never give up until I become the first!" Pascal
“God has blessed us. May all people everywhere honor Him! I am so thankful for your love and support and my gift. I love you so much.” Given
“I am now eating my biscuits which you gave me! I am in Primary Seven next year. I passed well because God helped me and I got a first grade. The Bible says the fearing of God is the beginning of wisdom. With love and hugs..” Jovia K
“Thank you for my gifts and thank you for paying my school fees. I promise to study very hard. I pray for you and your family. Thanks for your prayers” Joan K
“For sure God has been sooo good to me and I cannot believe this is my last year of my course! I thank the almighty God that He brought me very...very...very far! I pray for God’s protection, love, peace, provision, and blessing to be with you always. I love you all!” Annet
“I am thankful to God for having given me a friend like you.” Roger
“How is America? For me, Africa is okay. May God bless you so much. I am very happy to be sponsored by you and your support and provision. I am learning and preparing for my future. I am praying for you that God will reward you with whatever you need.” Manday
“Thank you for sponsoring me. May God bless you! I am glad to receive a letter from you and I praise God for that. I love Jesus so much! Pray for me to improve on my performance in class.” Mark
“I have written this letter to thank you..thank you for paying my school fees and being responsible for me. Never give up till the race is done.” Mathias
“I greet you with a happy smile on my face! I promise to continue passing my exams and be a good child. Love you so much” Mitti Jr
“A warm hello to you my dear friends! The letter you sent me found me well and I hope you are okay. Thank you for my precious gift. It brought joy in my heart! I will always love you because you love and care about me and my future. Thanks for the love” Becky
“I was surprised when I received the gifts you gave me because I had not yet received any Christmas gift except yours. Thank you very much and be blessed by God. I am working hard in school. I am praying for you and your family. I love you all.” Justine
“I am so thankful and grateful that God brought you into my life. Thank you for praying for me because I really want to grow in my relationship with Jesus.” Rose
“How are you, my dear sponsor? When I received my letter from you I saw your photos and you are lovely! I wanted to hug you but you are far away.” Anisha
“Thank you for loving me and always writing to me because I am always very happy whenever I receive your letters because they give me strength and love to work harder. I love you so much.” Phionah
“I always remember you in my heart and I pray for you every day. These are my verses, let’s share them together. Whenever you feel like saying “I’m tired” remember He says “I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28). Before you say “Its impossible” remember “all things are possible with Him” (Luke 18:27). Don’t say “I can not go on”, because He has said “My grace is sufficient for you” (2 Cor 12:9). When you feel like “I don’t know what to do”, He says “I will direct your steps” (Prov 3:5-6), so there’s no reason to give up. Lets move forward in Jesus name!” Joyce
“I appreciate the good gifts that you have sent to me. Thank you very much and may God bless you. I am doing well at school and am now in primary 3!” Najjuwa
“I have written this letter to say thank you for the Christmas gifts you sent for me, the school fees you pay and the great love you have shown to me. May God bless you so much!” Jovia
“Let me first thank you for the good work you are doing in my life, paying my school fees, the photos and gifts you sent me. I rejoice to the Lord who gave me such a nice family!” Joan N