Donations can be made with a credit card or direct withdrawal from your bank account. All donations are submitted using a secure form and service.
Support Victory 1:27 by using your employer option through the United Way. Your regular payroll deduction will add up throughout the year and bless others.
Sponsoring a child will provide food, lodging, and education on a daily basis. Children that are in need of sponsorship have gone through a screening process to determine the level of urgency. There are countless thousands of needy children in the Kampala region, so it is imperative to have a process in place to identify children that are at risk and that can be properly helped. This sponsorship component is the very foundation of the ministry.
Sponsors are literally changing the life of a child in need by providing basic necessities for development.
Rice and Beans Sponsorship
The rice and beans fund is an opportunity for anyone to make a difference with nourishment for daily survival. Any amount given will be used for people closest to starvation or malnutrition that are within the view and ministry of Pastor Herbert. The money will be used for rice, beans, or fruit to help children, mothers, and families who cannot help themselves. Whether $5 or $50, the gift is a survival provision in Uganda.
Higher Education Sponsorship/Assistance
We are committed to helping every child continue on to some type of higher education. Our higher education fund bridges the gap between the sponsorship money and the cost of higher ed, whether it is college/university or vocational school. We currently have 2 students in vocational school and 1 in medical school.
General Fund-Victory 1:27
Our general fund covers emergencies, rent, medical bills, and many other issues that arise. This fund is vitally important to the every day needs of our friends in Uganda.
The goal of this project is two fold:
To generate enough funds so that every sponsored child is able to receive a gifts from their sponsor that will assist them with daily living success. This may include a blanket, a towel, pencils, paper, etc. Basic necessities that are not so basic in countries outside the USA.
To generate enough funds to provide a special Christmas meal for needy children as well as their families. This is normally done on a specific Sunday in December in coordination with a special "Children's Day" held at Victory Covenant Church in Kampala, Uganda.
Real Life Inspiration in Ecuador
Megan and I were in Ecuador in May of 2015 ministering alongside the Anzalone family and the church of Iglesia Biblica Bautista de Manta. This particular day we were scheduled to have lunch with a wonderful family that had hosted Megan's 28 hour "immersion" experience. Tony was to be our interpreter for the luncheon. Joy, his wife, phoned him while we were driving and notified him that there had been a change of plans. We stopped by the Anzalone residence to drop off their oldest son and pick up Joy. She informed us that Yolanda had called and felt that the end was near. Joy could tell she was very weak as she could barely understand her. Yolanda had been battling congestive heart failure and her chest was filling with fluid. She told Joy that she wanted them to pray with her.
Tony dropped us off and the two of them went directly to Mrs. Delgado's home. It was not until later that afternoon that Tony and Joy were able to share the story with me and Megan. They gave us a little background information about her. Yolanda was on a very limited income and did not normally have enough money to purchase food and medicine. Many times she was forced to make a decision about whether to purchase the medicine to treat her illness or pay her living expenses. Her plight was well known to the people of the church in Manta. Upon starting the new food pantry ministry, they immediately put Yolanda's name on the list as there was no question that she needed assistance with weekly food provisions.
Tony and Joy informed us that one of the main things that Yolanda wanted to resolve was transferring her Victory 1:27 offering into their care. She had made a container out of thin foam board then cut a round top and bottom. It was held together with duct tape and she had cut a small hole in the top. She informed the Anzalones that she was concerned that in the event of her death, the "Rice and Beans" offering would not make it to the church to be sent to Uganda. She wanted to have peace of mind about this unfinished business. She apologized multiple times because the container was not full to the top. Tony and Joy spent their time talking with her, encouraging her with scripture, and praying. Yolanda was so appreciative that they had come to her home so that she could give them the offering.
As Tony and Joy were sharing the background information, Tony pulled out the container. Upon seeing the homemade container with the handwritten Spanish across the middle, I began to fight back the tears. Megan and I watched in amazement as he opened it and counted out the change. About twenty dollars (U.S.) had been set aside to help feed hungry children and families in Uganda by a struggling woman in Ecuador. The reality of her commitment was astounding and the room was silent. Our families each matched her investment so that her sacrifice became a $60 offering from Yolanda to the Victory 1:27 "Rice and Beans" fund. We all sat in awe as we contemplated the godly example we had just experienced from a woman who genuinely believed in Jesus and His teachings.
Megan and I have been forever changed by the sacrifices of a dying woman who had a heart to help others. Regardless of her challenges, her soul found a way to love in a very tangible way.
May Yolanda Delgado's story inspire us to simply, "Do what we can for our Lord with what we have been given.
Shared by Timothy Duggins Sr (June 2015)
Yolanda Delgado went to heaven July 29, 2015. She is now with the Father; the result of her faith in the work of the Son.