Jesus’ Wind of Victory was founded in 2013 by Julius Wamimbi the executive Director of Jesus’ wind of Victory. It’s a community based organization fully registered with the government of Uganda with registration number JJA/03/2016/00447, but the story of how it all started begins with my own life. What inspired me to assist vulnerable children and various members of the community is that I have experienced the same struggles personally. I grew up with the same hurts of losing my parents at a young age and being forced into a daily struggle to live day by day…..for many years. I was uncertain of where my life and the lives of my younger siblings were going. With no other family members to look after us, and without community members to lend a hand, it was a fight for survival on a daily basis for many years. I held the same feelings of fear and hopelessness in my heart.
However I believe that God promises us abundant life, and a future full of hope and joy. The life of my siblings and mine took a turn when God led several groups and individuals of missionaries to provide for us. God made a way, when there seemed no way to fulfill His promise. The ability to live a life of good health, safety, and a bright future came back into our lives as the organization where we were staying provided us with opportunities for education, shelter, and other basic needs. Feeling the Lord’s provision in my family’s life, gave me a passion to start Jesus Wind of Victory. Just as my life changed and I felt a wind of victory, I wanted to serve God by providing the same impact of Christ’s love to other Ugandans that are hurting and in need as well. It is my passion to serve the Lord and enable vulnerable children and others struggling in the communities to experience God’s love and restoration in their lives as well.
Therefore the programs of JWOV strive to enable these individuals to not have to go through the same hardships I went through. More importantly, the programs empower both the hurting and the caregivers in the community to know the abundant life that Jesus offers to all people. Thus part of our mission statement is from 2 Corinthians 5:14, “The love of Christ Constraints us.” Thus to share this love with others we are serving the lord through our main 3 programs.
MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR
If we welcome children in the name of our LORD Jesus, we are welcoming Him and in so doing, we welcome The Father. God has placed children in the most esteemed position of Himself and He is more than willing to reward all those who in a loving and upright manner embrace the destinies of these little ones.
I pray that we all realize that children will grow up in any circumstance they are in. In Uganda, I have witnessed the creepy life that street children lead. They sleep outside in the dark, in dirty corridors and verandas on the streets. They are wounded, sickly and hated by the people who sometimes abuse them. Young girls are sexually molested and there is no one willing to pin down the culprits even when they are reported and it is evident.
These children are growing up, courageous to take risks we cannot imagine, and devoted to do anything to earn a living. As they are growing up, all sorts of filthy behavior rises in them, and they are hardened by sin. By the time a preacher goes to the streets proclaiming aloud the gospel of salvation, the message falls on deaf ears and Satan rejoices because he managed to sow his seeds in them at such an early age. They become robbers, prostitutes, drug addicts, rapists, murderers, and engage in all sorts of evil activities. They become a mighty force for the enemy.
God is calling you to show children the right way, sow the seed of love, kindness, peace, joy, and righteousness in them, preach the Gospel to them and help them realize their visions, nurture them and embrace them as your own. Imagine how many evangelists, pastors, good teachers of the Word, prophets, and apostles God may have among them. How many potential leaders and ministers of Christ, great missionaries and supporters of the work of God are perishing from His people not taking the opportunity to reach out to them? How long shall we be rebellious to the calling of God?
Jesus said, “When I was hungry you did not feed me, naked – you did not clothe me, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me into your ‘beautiful home’, you rejected me, abused me cast me out” and when they denied doing this, Jesus replied, “Whenever you despised the little ones in your midst, you did it to me”. Please remember this; though Lazarus was not related to the rich man, the rich man was held accountable for the life that Lazarus led.
We are accountable for the life of every child that God has placed in our way. Though you do not have the silver and gold, we can give what we have for the sake of the advancement of the Kingdom of our God.