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A New Creation

Beth Green: Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2016 8:44 PM

Farida was discovered last year by a village pastor and women’s leader in the village of Luggazi, near Jinja, Uganda.  Farida was living in a one room rental property with her four children.  Her husband had mental issues and disappeared.  She does not know where he is nor has his family offered to help her in any way.  Farida is living with HIV and lived isolated from her relatives.  Farida was Muslim at the time of our discovery of her, attending the nearby Mosque regularly.   

Through support from her God Is Grace sponsor,  Farida has been able to set up a small store where she sells charcoal, firewood and eggs (she is raising the chickens who lay the eggs).  She also has joined the God Is Grace Hairdressing class and is working to use this as a business too.  She is now able to pay her rent, get her medication, feed her children and educate them.  Farida’s life has been transformed by the power of God through the care of His people.  

Once Farida joined God Is Grace, she began to attend functions for the women of God Is Grace with other women in her community.  These women befriended her and it was through these friendships, Farida came to know Christ. She is currently attending church in Lugazzi.  

Recently,  Farida came to the God Is Grace office in Jinja to request a Bible.  Although she can not read, she told us that she has someone who can and will read it to her.   She is truly a new creation in Christ -  “old things have passed away and all things have become new. “  II Corinthians 5:17 

The Blessings!

Beth Green: Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 12:10 PM

Parima is like so many women in Uganda.  She lives in a village called Konko and dreams of being able to one day clothe and feed her children well. She wants them to have an education but saw no way for them to go to school - UNTIL...

Parima was given a sponsor in God Is Grace Ministry. Through this sponsorship, Parima is able to receive funds to build businesses. Her dreams have become reality and Parima has begun developing the business of selling produce.  She also wants to raise pigs and chickens.  

Parima was married to her first husband and had four children with him. He then left her for another woman, leaving no support for the children. Parima married again a second man and they had three children together. He has abandoned her. The second husband comes around once in a while but never supports their children in any way.  Parima, by herself, is raising 7 children at the age of 36! She plans on working hard to be able to care for these children and to educate them.

At Christmas time this year, someone thought "outside the box" and gave God Is Grace Ministry money for a pig instead of giving a gift to a friend or family member. This friend/family member received a beautiful card stating that "A Pig Has Been Given In Your Honor." TODAY, Parima was the recipient of that pig! She will use this pig to start her business in raising pigs - a great business in Uganda! We are so grateful to this donor who "thought beyond" in their Christmas giving!  

NOW Parima has hope - she is thinking of her future and the possibilities for her children! A pig has opened up thoughts of a business which will be ongoing! How Parima's life has been turned around because of these blessings!  

God is Grace Christmas Catalog

Nicole Echols: Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 11:58 PM

The God is Grace Christmas Catalog is coming. Starting November 24th you can visit www.godisgraceafrica.com to shop for all of your friends and family. Items such as a a goat, pig, malaria net, or chickens can be purchased on behalf of someone. The recipient will receive a Christmas card showing what item was purchased on their behalf along with a gorgeous handmade Christmas ornament. The following summer women who are a part of God is Grace will receive the item purchased. This allows you to honor a friend AND bless a family in Uganda or Zambia. This makes a perfect gift! 

Welcome to the God is Grace Blog

Nicole Echols: Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014 11:55 AM

     Welcome! We are excited to launch our new God is Grace blog today. We have much to share as God's favor continues to fall on this amazing ministry. We plan to post frequently so you have an insight in to the lives of the women we have the honor of working with in Africa, give updates on immediate needs, and explain how you can partner with us. Visit this blog often and enjoy as you learn more. 

     Today we want to introduce God is Grace and explain how this ministry began several years ago. God is Grace is a ministry developed by Kelly Green Global. This ministry came into existence because of a deep concern for women living in third world countries who are trapped in the cycle of extreme poverty. God is Grace desires to help women break this cycle by learning a trade and beginning at least one business (more when possible for business diversity) which will provide sustainable income for themselves and their family. Women in the United States have the opportunity to sponsor a woman in Africa for one year as this process occurs. 

     We are thrilled to report that this year 98 women in Tororo, Uganda and Zambia are sponsored through God is Grace. God is at work and life change is happening! Spiritual, emotional and physical needs are being met daily. Wow! We are blessed and grateful. Please join us in praying for the ladies of God is Grace.