Words of Hope Africa began as an outreach to those ravaged by HIV in villages scattered across the Southwest region of Uganda. In tandem with expert medical care and advice, holistic care was offered in the form of counseling, prayer, and income-generating projects. Groups of widows and orphans quickly formed in the villages in which we ministered and, in many cases, continue to meet weekly for fellowship and mutual encouragement. We see our role as helping to facilitate these gatherings so that hope can be restored and local Ugandan communities can flourish. James 1:27 tells us that “pure and undefiled religion before God” is, in part, to visit orphans and widows in their affliction. At Words of Hope Africa, we are dedicated to meeting both the physical and spiritual needs of widows and orphans through the building up of Christ’s church.