Dignity and Community

Christine, Chairwoman of the soap-making co-op. The theme of the day was dignity and community. Not food, education, or clean water. Addressing extreme poverty isn’t about meeting the tangible needs typically associated with it. It’s about restoring human dignity. We met with three of our newest economic development groups today, to hear about their struggles, but more importantly, to hear … Read More

Inside a Refugee Camp

Stuart McAlister, Director of Operations for Sweet Sleep, describes the South Sudanese refugee camp we visited Saturday.

Refugee Camp Visit

Working with our partners, we’re here to help rescue 50 girls from a very uncertain future in South Sudanese refugee camps, here in Uganda. South Sudan has been in various conflicts for years now. Most recently, the conflict in the world’s newest state of South Sudan has been a civil conflict between different factions of the government and opposition groups. … Read More

Refugee Rescue

Uganda is in the midst of the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. An estimated 1.3 million refugees have entered Uganda over the past 12 months. That’s the equivalent of the entire population of San Diego. Think about that number for a second… Most are fleeing famine in South Sudan, amassed in refugee camps near the Ugandan border, living in horrible conditions and … Read More

Going Beyond Beds – Margaret’s Story

Sweet Sleep’s ministry is evolving. Margaret’s story is the perfect example of how your gifts are expanding our mission beyond beds. Our mission statement is “Sweet Sleep exists to demonstrate God’s love and hope in Christ to the world’s orphaned and abandoned children, improving their quality of life.” Providing beds, mosquito nets and bibles to these orphans greatly improves their … Read More

Uganda Team Stories – Sherry

As we prepare for our upcoming trip to Uganda to minister to children with special needs, we will be sharing some of the stories of our volunteer team members who are going with us.  We are so thankful for these special people and their commitment to Sweet Sleep’s mission. It’s easy to think it takes a special kind of person to go … Read More

A life-changing gift

First and foremost, we’d like to thank each and every one of you that has donated in someone’s name as part of our Give The Gift Christmas campaign.  Your gifts will help create more happy endings to stories like Welsey’s. When we first met her, we saw a small girl with a quiet face and eyes full of burden.  As … Read More

The Perfect Gift

Here we are, just a few shopping days left until Christmas. So how many of you are finished shopping? According to the National Retail Federation, only about 10% of you are. Congratulations if you are in that small, enviable group of Christmas shoppers! For the rest of us, we’re starting to feel the pressure of checking everyone off our lists. … Read More