ALIGUMA BEYEZA – John’s story
John has an incredible passion for this work, and finds great joy in sharing God’s love through his involvement with Outreach to Africa. His background in accountancy, and NGO management, as well as the fact that he speaks 5 languages, make John a capable, and valuable member of OTA’s leadership. Honest, committed, and extremely hard working, John’s smile lights up a room. He is genuine, gentle, and kind, and completely devoted to his job. Committed to being organized, and accountable, nothing is too much trouble for John. An enthusiast member of the church choir, John says his love for music dates back to when he was a young boy. Ever since he can remember he has loved to sing, and share the gospel message.
John is excited for the future, as OTA puts it’s focus on the following:
– Self sustainability projects – OTA Guest House and School Farm.
– Funding and building of 2 dormitories and staff housing, so that both the children and teachers can be comfortable.
– Increasing sponsorship, to better equip OTA in meeting the needs of all 310 children who now attend Paul Devlin Academy.
– Working with current and future partners to develop programs that improve the lives of the poor and vulnerable people OTA serves in rural Uganda.
– Continuing to share the love of Jesus with the children, who are often coping with loss, illness, trauma, poverty, and extreme hardships, encouraging them to find their strength in their faith when life is hard.
A true champion of this work, John is motivated by his faith, love for the children, and his belief that as hard as it is, this is worthwhile work that transforms lives. John is very gracious, and when teams come to Uganda to work with OTA, he tells them over and over “Thank you for loving us!”. On a recent trip, one OTA volunteer said that was the most beautiful thing she had ever heard anyone say.
OTA is so thankful for John, and all that he does for the people it serves, especially the children.
JOHN, YOU ROCK!
Remember to cheer for Team Uganda’s 16 athletes competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London – Go Uganda!