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Cup of Fresh Milk and God's Love
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Thank you to everyone who has come along side us over the years to rescue and save babies. 

With your help we are able to rescue babies who have been orphaned, abandoned, malnourished, or need a home until a parent is able to maintain a self sustaining job to care for both of them.   At Sonrise Baby Home we receive a lot of emergency needs for babies to be rescued, yet we don’t always have the funds to care for them. When the police, hospital, or village contacts us about a vulnerable baby that has no place to go due to a parent’s death or has been found abandoned, we often have a few hours to rescue the baby. 

Babies may be with us a few weeks until we are able to locate a family member who can adequately care for them or until age 3 when he/she can begin preschool and be reunited with their family or adopted by a local family. If neither of these options are available then the baby will be moved to a Christian children’s home.

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When a new baby arrives in our home, he or she must immediately be taken to the hospital due to government requirements. If the baby is sick and needs medications, we must purchase them. If the baby is contagious with a disease, such as measles, chicken pox or TB, we must hire an additional Auntie to stay with the baby full time in an isolated location from the other babies to avoid spreading the disease.

Due to the quick entrance into our home at times, we often are unable to get a sponsor for the baby immediately. Since the baby requires immediate medical attention and a lot of formula due to being extremely hungry, we are soliciting general home sponsorship to help care for these urgent cases. Since our goal is to reunite babies with a family, we are not offering individual baby sponsorships, but rather home sponsorship that covers all babies including the newest ones upon arrival. 

Your financial gifts to the Sonrise Baby Home covers formula/diapers for babies, food/clothing for toddlers, medical care and medicine, full time auntie care, maintenance of our home including power and water bills, or our milk cows who provide the babies with 2-3 cups of fresh milk per child per day.

Read more on these updated pages:

:: Our Director’s Story
:: About our home
:: Our Babies
:: Our Prayer and Financial Needs

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2018 Annual Report
 
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A WORD FROM OUR CHAIRMAN

Looking back at the history of Sonrise and where God has taken this ministry to date is nothing short of miraculous. What began as a God-sized vision has become a growing and thriving ministry to our brothers and sisters in Christ in Uganda. In the midst of this, God has allowed us to be a part this joyous work! When I was asked to chair this board in the fall of 2018, I was humbled that God would give me the grace to help lead this ministry moving forward. But what I quickly realized is the greatest responsibility we have is our continuing faith that God will continue to have his hand on our ministry. And while faith is placing complete confidence in things unseen, this by no means is it blind, but instead visionary. Without vision, nothing can succeed, and we would not be able to celebrate what God has done over the past few years.

 As we continue to praise God for what he has accomplished in the past year, we cannot become complacent nor content on the success of this past year. And while we continue to grow, our faith that all these children’s needs will be met must grow evermore. We should no longer view ourselves as mere donors but rather ambassadors of this ministry, proudly representing every child, worker, director, and board member of Sonrise. So as you sit here and wonder what exactly this means to you, let me challenge you to be on mission. And truth be known, we all have a place in missions. First, some will physically travel and serve the people at Sonrise. If you have the means and resources to visit Sonrise, let me encourage you to do so. Seeing firsthand what God is doing provides a new perspective and renewed compassion for our ministry and is without a doubt life changing. Secondly, for those who can’t physically go, their place in mission can be through giving and support. Without the generosity of our donors, we would not be able to grow and provide for the needs of Sonrise.  And lastly, for those who might not be able to give, they can participate in mission with us through prayer. The biggest mistake we can make is underestimating the power of praying for our ministry’s success and well-being. No matter your physical or financial position, we all have the obligation to share in this responsibility of prayer together.

 There is still so much work to accomplish to fulfill our vision of empowering the people of Uganda through education and life skills training with a Biblical foundation. So, will you join me by continuing to partner with Sonrise and our never-ending journey of obedience to God’s teachings of Isaiah 12:4 – “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done, and proclaim that His name is exalted”? With faith, prayer, and your contributions, God has seen us through another year. With growth comes challenges, and with challenges comes the need for help from others who feel as strong a commitment to sharing God’s Word as we do. Along with financial support, we want to know your talents. We will always believe God has richly provided each of us with gifts that can be used to help in our ministry in one way or another. Let me know your passions and talents and let’s see how we can use them for the glory of God’s kingdom through Sonrise.

In closing, as stated above, our faith is visionary, and I hope you will prayerfully consider partnering with us on mission once again in the coming year. I also want to make myself available to you and to answer any questions and concerns. Please feel free to contact me at talmadge@sonriseministriesinc.org and I’ll promptly be in contact with you to set up a time where we can talk about how you can help Sonrise and bring glory to God’s kingdom. It is a pleasure and honor to serve you and Sonrise Ministries.

 Talmadge A. James

Sonrise Babies Home Continues Its Mission to Rescue Babies
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For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast . . . Jeremiah 30:17

We are praising God for what He has done! It is amazing what formula full of healthy vitamins and nutrients can do in a matter of a few weeks.

Baby Gabi came to us with severe malnutrition. Thank you Jesus for providing Sonrise with formula to help feed your children!

We thank all our partners for their love gifts, without whom we could not rescue the dying.

We never have enough formula in stock. It is so expensive to purchase in Uganda. Gifts of any amount are always appreciated to help us continue our mission. Click Here to Give.

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