Bright Hope for Tomorrow: Stories from Joni’s House Uganda

By |Published On: February 3, 2023|Categories: Joni's House, Stories|
Ashraf and his occupational therapist, Daisy, standing side by side and smiling at the camera.

Meet Ashraf…

Ashraf used to serve as a soldier in his country, Uganda. When he had a stroke, Ashraf’s life changed. He lost mobility in one of his hands and now has difficulty walking and talking.

He needed mobility equipment and physical therapy, neither of which he could access until he found out about Joni’s House. At Joni’s House Uganda, Ashraf has received a walking stick and physical therapy to help him use it. Better yet, Ashraf has discovered a new cause for hope—the Gospel of Christ.

Despite opposition from some members of his family and community, Ashraf has made the decision to follow Christ.

In coming months, Joni and Friends plans to build Ashraf a new house that will be more sturdy and secure than his current living place. He and the Joni’s House team would welcome your prayers and faithful support as they trust Jesus and spread his love in word and deed.

“It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.”

Deuteronomy 13:4

Meet Esther…

When Esther was growing up a drunk driver hit her as she played in front of her house. The accident left her leg broken in multiple places.

Esther’s single mother could not afford to pay Esther’s medical bills, let alone seek out treatment to help her recover fully. She assumed that her daughter would never walk without crutches again.

When Esther’s family came to Joni’s House Uganda, new healing became possible. Joni and Friends paid for Esther to get the medical interventions she needed: pins were placed in her leg, piecing her bones back together. She received necessary physical therapy with sound medical oversight.

Today, thanks to Joni and Friends, Esther can walk on her own—no crutches needed. She and her mother thank God and the Joni and Friends community:

“I never thought I would be walking again. I’m happy to be alive. I thank God for Joni’s House and for everything they have done for me!”


When you give to Joni’s House, you change lives like Ashraf’s and Esther’s. One life at a time, you can help bring the Joni and Friends vision to life:

A world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ.

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Help us deliver Christ-centered care to God’s children living with disabilities around the world!

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