Rebecca Sorensen, Founder and Director
Rebecca Sorensen is on a mission to see God’s Love poured out across the nations and the Fatherless come home to their perfect Father through the Spirit of Adoption (Romans 8:15). She is the Founder and Director of My Father’s House Missions International, an organization reaching out to vulnerable women and children in Uganda.
In February 2009, Rebecca responded to what she witnessed in a slum community of Kampala Uganda. Hundreds of orphaned and abandoned children were digging through the trash to find something to sell just so they could eat. Drifting without any purpose except for survival, they had no hope for education or for their future. With very little resources, Rebecca and a team of Ugandans built and opened a small school and children’s home for orphaned, abused, and vulnerable children in this community. The ministry quickly grew and Royal Hope Academy now serves over 400 children with quality Christian based education, meals, uniforms, school supplies, medical care, art and music education and so much more!
What really keeps Rebecca busy is being a foster mom to 20 children in the care of the ministry. The ministry currently has a boys home and a girls home. Since the homes are family-style settings, they are not considered orphanages but adoptive homes.
My Father’s House is also serving many widows and vulnerable single mothers in Uganda through a program called Dignity Designs. The ministry partners with these women and their handmade paper and jewelry businesses. Helping them generate income by consistently purchasing their products, My Father’s House is empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and give them dignity and hope for their lives and their children’s lives. The products are resold and all profits support the ministry.
The ministry also established a child sponsorship program in order to support the work. Individual children are matched with a sponsor and real relationships are being formed through letter writing, gifts, and visits. The sponsorship helps to cover the cost of all the child’s needs for the program.
With a message of radical love and service, Rebecca is also using her talent as a singer/songwriter and her love of the arts to support her work in Africa. She released a solo all original worship album in 2009 and just released an African Worship album mixing her voice with the Royal Hope Children’s Choir and Echoes of Deliverance Choir. Rebecca attended Belmont University’s music program in Nashville, Tennessee, and is also a 2002 graduate of ASMSA.
Read more of Rebecca’s Story here.
Margaret Geera, Director and Social Worker
Maggie is from Rakaii District in Western Uganda and holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration with certiﬁcates in Social work, Counseling, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Counseling, and Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention. Maggie loves helping people, especially the needy. She has a heart for children and is glad to use her background and training as a medical social worker to help the children of Royal Hope Academy.
Excel Swale, Operations Manager
Ava Montgomery, Stateside Accountant and Treasurer