Statement of Faith
Blessings of Joy is a non-denominational, not-for-profit 501(c)3 Christian organization
At Blessings of Joy we believe in the Holy Trinity. One God, eternal, infinite, and unchangeable but in three persons: God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19)
We believe that the Bible is God’s own word, written by men as inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Scripture is the authority and guide to our Christian walk. (2 Timothy 3: 16-17)
We believe that Jesus Christ is God. He was born by the Virgin Mary after being conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:18; Isaiah 7:14) and became man so that he might save mankind. The Lord Jesus Christ became man without ceasing to be God. Christ redeemed mankind through his voluntary sacrifice at the cross.
We believe the Holy Spirit is the giver of life and that He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16: 8-11). After one accepts Jesus as their Lord and savior, the Holy Spirit brings in new life and dwells in the life of those born again (John 3:5-6).
We believe that salvation comes by grace and not by character or good deeds. Christ’s death and resurrection are enough for salvation for all. However, true salvation is received through faith in the Lord Christ Jesus. Anyone who repents, believes and confesses that Jesus is Lord and savior is born again (John 3:16).
We believe that our Lord Christ Jesus, who died, rose again, and ascended to heaven, will come back (Acts 1: 9-11). Those dead in Christ will rise from the dead, and those alive will be caught up in the air to join Christ (1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18).
At Blessings of Joy we believe that every child is a minister, is called, and is important to the body and kingdom of Christ (Matthew 19:14).
Mission and Vision
Christian leaders and individuals leading a transformative life in the ways of Jesus Christ.
To raise and equip future leaders through education, Blessings of Joy initiatives, churches, and other partners for holistic societal transformation and to empower them to fulfill their God-given purpose in life.
- Spirit-led Christians
- Delegation and Teamwork
- Creativity and Innovation
- Enable the orphans, vulnerable children, and disadvantaged children to attain education through child sponsorship and provide other care service to their communities.
- Bring spiritual transformation to children and community to build long-term discipleship and live a God purpose driven life.
- Put in place outreach programs to impact the community including the children, youth, women’s groups, families and other adults within the community.
- Promote behavior change within the targeted communities to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS especially young people using Christ centered approaches.
- Support and facilitate education of primary school age children.
In 2006 in a small, rural Ugandan village called Mweruka Blessings of Joy was founded by Solomon Mutebi to educate and care for orphans and poor children in the area and to carry out evangelism across the nation of Uganda. Our first school comprised of a rented house with students taking classes under the shadow of the house. The village of Mweruka had never had a school. The children didn’t know what a school was. Many had lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. The work of Blessings of Joy supports Mweruka children in need, provides primary school education (400 students), supports nutrition and hygiene programs, participates in community development, and is involved in gospel outreach to Ugandan communities.
In 2007, Blessings of Joy was fully registered as non-government organization in the Republic of Uganda.
In 2008, Blessings of Joy was incorporated in the state of Colorado and later received 501(C) 3 tax exemption status from the IRS in U.S.A.
In 2009, Blessings of Joy started the work of evangelism. The first gospel ministry was carried out at Katwe, a Kampala suburb and later in Kyanamukaaka, Masaka, Uganda. Over the years, over 500 people have come to Jesus Christ and accepted him as their Lord and Savior.
In 2012 while in Kayunga sharing the gospel, Blessings of Joy helped to construct a local church. Since that time, three more churches have been built.
To the present, Blessings of Joy continues to house, feed, educate, and take care of orphans and needy children around the area of Mweruka village and to make disciples for Christ across the nation of Uganda.