Namusobya Swaiba, Merc
My name is Namusobya Swaiba, Merc, and I am 32 years old. I come from Jinja, Uganda, East Africa, here on this beautiful planet that we call Earth.
My father died at a very young age and growing up as an orphan was a tough experience for me in many ways. Because I had no parents, I was lucky to have grown up in the loving hands of other people who are not related to me.
They have shown me the true meaning of unconditional love and caring for others unconditionally.
After witnessing firsthand the loss of many lives, I was desperately trying to think of a way to save them. In 2017 I chose to stand up and fight for the desperate lives of many street kids and orphans in my community. Most of these beautiful children were helpless. Having been in their situation, I was compelled to run to their rescue!!
My passion is for the foundation that I have created: God’s Mercy Orphanage Home Uganda. Its purpose is to positively impact orphan children’s lives and give them a renewed hope for a better tomorrow.
The orphanage provides meals and shelter for a large number of young, beautiful, orphan children; some are starving, and some have not had a good meals in days.
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I remember being in church and going up to the altar and crying. I was so tired of the life I was living. I needed help. I felt a sense of peace at that time and knew that if this Jesus thing can work for some of these other guys, then it can definitely work for me.
I said to myself, “Why should anyone envy me and want to be in my shoes?”
God has led me to amazing places in my life, so let me explain how God led me from South Carolina to Kenya.
We built the first church with great difficulty. We went back to the States and the board asked us to become mission staff with the Outreach Foundation. That was 25 years ago, just about, and we’ve gotten more involved with Kenya as days and years went on.
I am a chef by profession. I’m happy because I do what I love. Now I work at Villadise Tours and Safaris, where I meet so many different people coming from far. Being helpful is just a blessing to other people.
Then God started tugging on my heart. There was a church sermon series that was about taking your God-given dream off the shelf. I was like, “I don’t know what my dream is. God, if you have a dream for me you’re going to have to tell me what it is.”