Hassan Mubiro, his wife Annet Nakayiza, helper Ivan Bakka.
Testimony from Hassan Mubiru, Open hearts Orphanage Ministry (OPHOM)
I was born in a muslim family and I was the youngest in a family of 33 children. I did not have much time with my Muslim father while growing up because my father died when I was seven years old. There was no possibility for much education and we never had enough to eat at home. my mother and other six children were living consistently working on a tea plantation. Some of my brothers died from hunger, malaria and measles without medication.
I gave my life to the Lord Jesus after someone spoke to me about him in 1995. This brought persecution from my family and I came to Mityana to stay away from them.
The few years at school did not help me as a young boy to learn English, the official language of my country. I even had problems forming a simple sentence, but my desire to serve God was great. From the age of 12, I spent my nights with a group of people in the Church praying for a revival of our nation.
With the few words that I could speak in English, I decided to never pray in my native language. With praying and fasting I was able to write and speak English words after a year. So prepared, I was able to attend a Bible school. All teachers came from English speaking countries, that helped a lot and I was one of the best students in my class. At the same time, I was an associate pastor in our little church. In 2006, God spoke to me to plant a church in Mityana, which succeeded in 2007.
I decided to share my basic bible knowledge with other pastors in my town and the surrounding villages, who had little or no opportunity for simple Bible training, which I am doing so far, monthly and whenever there’s an opportunity.
In 2009, God called me to look after orphans and needy children. Two years later, I was married and my wife and I decided to take these children to our home because we only had two children ourselves. The rest of the 120 children we care for at home 12 and 108 all come from poor families and most have lost one or both parents.
We started a business to support us, first with silverfish, and then switched to chicken farming. All profits go to the support of our home. Broiler chickens take a lot of our time because they eat day and night, and we take care of them and teach the children to keep them.
Because our business has little to contribute to the upkeep of this house but better than nothing at all we are so grateful to anyone who prays for this family and the donors to keep this family together. May God bless you richly. Without God putting you in this imperfect situation, we could not make it.
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Hassan Mubiru and Annet Nakayiza
Children and Youth 2017
All children and youth have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. They are taught in Sunday school and have discipleship training. There is great passion to serve the Lord and their community of believers and people in the area.
Due to lacking sleeping space as the children have grown (only) 10 children are cared for in the rented house at the moment.
Here are the names of the 40 children initially cared for, their birth dates and work ideas:
Joan Nalunkuma 11 December 2002 w nurse
Easther Nalugwa 25 July 2010 w nurse
Musooto Gwoto 17 July 2009 w doctor
Alice Nankaayi 22 June 2011 w teacher
Irene Nalwadda 28 November 2001 w nurse
Immaculate Nakitende 10 November 2005 w engineer
Joel Muwanguzi 7 July 2004 m driver
Cissy Nakku 27 April 1999 w teacher
Hassan Kigongo 7 May 2003 m veterinary
Isaac Ssebagala 5 February 2005 m farmer
Mary Nanoozi 01 January 2008 w president
Sylvia Nasuuna 17 December 2002 w helping children
Proscovia Nakanwagi 20 January 2009 w nurse
Mansoor Ssetuba 8 August 1998 m construction
Ivan Mukisa 2 December 2001 m welding
Ruth Akello 22 November 2006 w doctor
Annita Namukwana 15 April 2011 w nurse
Ivan Waiswa 26 September 2008 m nurse
Shaban Iwumbwe 05 January 2008 m nurse
Harriet Nakarona 14 November 2000 w nurse
Umaazi Lunana 17 June 2010 w carpeter
Edwrine Kizito 15 December 2011 m doctor
Moses Lugendo 06 April 2005 m lawyer
Manisha Nandego 06 April 2011 w farmer
Jonathan Salusa 10 September 2010 m doctor
Anisha Mukebezi 10 December 2009 w teacher
Wittine Namuyima 26 September 2009 w lawyer
Sandra Nakasango 19 August 2007 w nurse
Rogers Tilibuze 21 September 2007 m doctor
Emmanuel Musasizi 16 August 2005 m engineer
Abu Kimera 14 July 2011 w doctor
Frank Galingoba 15 December 2010 m doctor
Alamulati Mukama 21 October 2010 w farmer
Shifla Namulata 13 July 2010 w teacher
Bakali Kayeyera 12 January 2009 w doctor
Geofrey Kasango 14 May 2006 m nurse
Nangendo Igula 09 February 2009 w lawyer
Nulu Nasiwa 11 April 2006 w teacher
Joan Namaganda 09 May 2006 w teacher
Joshua Matendo 20 Oct 1997 m doctor