Our founder, Pastor Elijah Sebuchu, grew up in extreme poverty in rural Uganda. As one of 38 children in a polygamous family, he slept on the ground without a blanket for most of his childhood and almost died from insect infestations as a result at the age of eight. He received his first pair of shoes at age 15 and at 18, for the first time in his life, felt the satisfaction of a full stomach.
Pastor Elijah was privileged to have been raised by his godly mother Esther. She daily spoke powerful authoritative words of prophecy in his life, telling him that he was born to lead and that he would not die like so many others. She also taught her son important life lessons and biblical principles that began to shape and guide Elijah.
Elijah and his wife, Ruth, live and serve in Kampala, Uganda and have five biological children. Under their umbrella organization, Global Discipleship Ministries (GDM) and together with the many laborers in Uganda, Elijah and Ruth now serve over 70 churches directly and over 200 Partner Churches indirectly.
Even though thousands of lives are being transformed daily through GDM, the vision that God has given to Pastor Elijah Sebuchu and to Hands of Love USA is to save thousands more. With God’s guidance and your partnership, we will continue in our mission to transform a nation, one soul at a time.
Hands of Love USA partners with Global Discipleship Ministries in Uganda to nurture and educate Uganda’s destitute children and to empower Christian leaders.
Together with our ministry partners, we support:
Over 2,000 orphans and abandoned children at our Hands of Love Orphanages and Schools through sponsorships and project donations
Annual conferences including Pastors & Leaders, Women’s Empowerment, and Youth Ablaze
A Christian radio show that reaches 30 million Ugandans each week
A rural church planting ministry in which 271 Ugandan pastors receive spiritual and church leadership training
What Makes Us Unique
Our organization in Uganda is founded, owned, and operated by Ugandans.
Uganda is a nation of children. This densely populated country is the youngest in the world, with more than half of its inhabitants below the age of 15. An estimated 3.2 million of these children are orphans.
Because our children are orphaned or abandoned, they are completely dependent upon us for all their needs. They live with us and are nurtured by our staff or a local foster family, as they have no other family support.
We emphasize personal relationship with all partners and between sponsors and their sponsored children. Our sponsors directly support their sponsored children and are encouraged to develop meaningful relationships. Sponsors can meet their children and visit whenever possible.
Hands of Love - What We Do
Hands of Love offers short term medical mission trips to help at our orphanages/clinic in Uganda, Africa. Medical Students as well as Medical Professionals, and non-medical volunteers with a heart to serve, are welcomed to inquire.
Short term medical missions to help at our orphanages/clinic in Uganda. Medical and non-medical volunteers needed: Medical Doctors, Dermatologist, Dentists, Specialists, Pediatricians, Nurses, Medical Students and anyone with heart to serve. Construction teams welcome.