New Beginnings

We’ve driven these long village dirt roads hundreds of times to get to the Sozo land, but this drive was different. The roads seemed less bumpy, the distance felt shorter—maybe it was just the anticipation to finally arrive at “home.” So much excitement filled my heart as we entered the property gates. Getting out of…

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Resettlement FAQ

We believe God designed families to depict a biblical metaphor for how He relates to us, His children. Family provides a sense of belonging, a unit that cheers you on, and a group that shares cultural values. Family preservation is a priority for Sozo Children as many of the children we encounter come from loving,…

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A Heart of Discipleship

Whether you’re a boy scout or a college student, a missionary or a lawyer, most of us can agree that giving back has positively impacted our lives. We would not be the individuals we are today without the experiences we’ve shared or people we’ve encountered along the way. When we recognize we’ve been given encouragement…

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The Power of Sustainability

Sozo Children is a non-profit that works with children, but also within in a community–a village, in Uganda. In a quick elevator pitch we might explain that we are fostering sustainable efforts, whether that’s through entrepreneurial opportunities, life skill classes, and job creation. But, “sustainability” has become a bit of a buzz word these days…

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Purposeful Discipleship: Meet Gladys

If we were sitting together on the muzungu front porch in Uganda with coffee mugs in hand, this is what I’d tell you about Gladys— she loves big and she works hard. Gladys embodies the spirit of joy in a bold way and loves to spend time with her friends. If she came to join…

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Our Vision

Welcome, 2019! Last year, our blog was developed using specific words we hoped would resonate with you and describe the heart of Sozo Children. This year, we will share stories of those we serve in hopes of intersecting their lives with the many friends of Sozo in a way that is informational and inspiring. Our…

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2018: A Year of Words

This year we brought you 12 stories. We launched this blog at the beginning of this year with the goal to share stories from Uganda and how the Lord is moving through this organization. This platform has allowed us to share more in depth with you how we are working to see our vision come…

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Hope: Susan’s Story

If you were walking into Kid’s Club in our village, you would witness children jumping rope and playing together, and little ones being passed around and loved on. You couldn’t help but notice one particular young girl, not because she is the loudest, or the fastest, but because of her contagious smile. Susan was born…

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Transformation: A Village Story

In Robert Lupton’s book “Toxic Charity,” he draws on his experience with charitable work, stating that, “Becoming a neighbor to less-advantaged people is the most authentic expression of affirmation I know—becoming a real-life, next-door neighbor.” Let’s face it, we are a society fixed on instant gratification and quick results. We want to see the immediate…

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Kinship: Eddy + Kim’s Story

We can all agree that as humans we are deeply influenced by the people we share life with—our kin, our people, our community. Whether we like it or not, these relationships define so much about us as they influence our dreams, values, decisions and more. Your community and family extend past your blood relatives—they are…

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