While at the children’s center, Robert was able to interact with missionary volunteers from all over the world and made strong connections with them. In 2009, at the age of 17 Robert moved to a new children’s home where he continued his education. Whilst there he got involved in outreach program, the children would go out on Saturday and clean the streets by picking up rubbish and and burning it. Robert was given some leadership responsibilities which helped him gain experience that would prove to be invaluable in the future. Later the home started another outreach program which involved visiting hospitals to pray for the sick, this work had a big impact on Roberts life. He fell in love with visiting the children’s ward, praying for and playing with the children was one of things that impacted him most. Through the visits Robert discovered that many people in the hospital were dying due to the lack of blood donors. He started donating blood as often as possible, knowing that each donation could save the life of children and adults.
Overtime Robert continued the outreach work on his own visiting different needy communities. In 2011 during his first year of high school, he founded ‘Let’s Serve Christ Ministries’ based on Matthew 25:35 40. Verse 40 “….assuredly, I say to you in as much as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” As he prayed about verse, his passion grew and he started writing down ideas. These ideas turned into his vision for this new outreach program. He could not contain his enthusiasm and began sharing his vision with everyone around him. ‘Let’s Serve Christ Ministries’ is a platform for individuals to serve the Lord by serving the spiritual and physical needs of people.
Towards the end of 2011, Robert met a needy family with four boys that were on the street. He helped the family with basic needs like food, clothes, and school. These four boys shared the news with other street kids. Word spread and eventually kids started pouring in from the street seeking help. Robert was overwhelmed by the needs of these children. He prayed about it and God gave his new outreach a name, ‘Born Like Others’. He shared the name with the woman he was working with, and Born Like Others became the name of the ‘Let’s Serve Christ’ children’s home.
The year of 2012 was a busy year for Robert. He was in his final year of high school and there was a huge need to help the street kids that were coming to him for food and shelter. He assembled a board of directors to help him run the organization and laid out strategies for the children’s home. Early in 2013, Let’s Serve Christ registered as a community-based organization (CBO) and in 2014 registered as Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Uganda.
Since its inception, ‘Let’s Serve Christ ministries’ and ‘Born Like Others’ has impacted the lives of many needy families and individuals including, street children and orphans. Robert’s experience of growing up in poverty, and losing his father at a young age, trained and inspired him to help others in need. He also believes that God has especially called him to love and support needy children to become what they are destined to be in life. His social and friendly personality has helped him to meet people that have greatly contributed towards the steady and fast progress of this vision. He also believes every experience in his life, whether good or bad, has helped him and this organization to be what it is today. Robert believes “all things work together for the good” and he works tirelessly with people in his community and around the world to provide a chance for children and adults to know that they are Born Like Others.
If you are moved to get involved, Robert coordinates and oversees volunteer programs for Let’s Serve Christ ministries as well as a variety of non-profit organizations in Uganda. He can be reached at; email@example.com