Sozo Children exists to glorify God through saving children in need, building community, and connecting individuals to experience the love of Jesus Christ.
“Sozo” σῴζω is a Greek word found in the New Testament, used often by Jesus, that means, “to save,” both physical restoration and spiritual salvation.
This word captures Sozo Children’s vision to provide physical needs for children who have been neglected or orphaned while at the same time discipling them in Christ.
On May 13, 2010, Sozo Children was born out of an immediate need to take seventeen children from suffering circumstances. Two missionaries, along with a few in the United States, found children neglected and hungry. When they discovered that rats were biting these children’s feet at night in their current living conditions, they knew something had to change. Ten days later with the support of the Ugandan government, a new family-style home was created for them, complete with bunk beds, Ugandan mothers and fathers, and a vision to disciple them into the next generation of Christian leaders.
Sozo Children currently operates multiple children’s homes, which provide care for 120 beautiful children of all ages in Uganda.
There are 10.6 million children at risk in Uganda and over half of the population is under the age of 15, making it the second youngest nation in the world. We need your help to tell our story. We believe everyone has the ability to make a difference. The vision is great and we know the cost is high, but these children’s lives are invaluable in the eyes of Christ, so we move forward as if they were our very own, just as Jesus loves us.