They really need help and support and sponsorship of £20 a month would go a long way to helping them.

We are called to care for and look after widows in their distress and this is exactly what we want to do through our widow sponsorship programme. “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 v 27.

In God’s eyes these ladies are so special, and we pray that they receive the help they so desperately need by being sponsored. Some of the widows in Uganda do attend the local church that we work with and they help to support the younger women too. It would be so wonderful for them to be able to start a special relationship with a sponsor and for them to know that someone does care for them in this lonely time.

It may be that widow sponsorship is something that you would like to be involved in or maybe not, however, your prayers for these ladies are greatly appreciated. We ask you to pray for their general wellbeing, that at times when they feel the loneliness creep in, that there maybe someone who knocks on their door or invites them to their house for company, so the loneliness is lifted. Pray that their needs be met, whether this is through them finding a job or learning to manage with the little they have. Pray for their health, that they remain well and for those who are ill, that they may know people who can help look after them. Pray for those who are Christian, that they may turn fully to God as their healer and for peace at difficult times, and for those who aren’t yet, that they may encounter God and His love for them.