Hardley Presbyterian church, Sheaklyville PA
I was born and raised in Uganda, in a single parent household, the 8th child in a family of 11 children. Since my mother never got a chance to go to school, after losing our father when we were still young, she worked hard to make sure we have a good future; but because we were many, we grew up in an environment of poverty and hardships.
I dropped out of school after my Ordinary level of education because of lack of school fees
I decided to leave my family and moved on to Kampala and started working.
Life wasn’t all that easy because the little money I was getting, i still had to use some to care of my family in the village especially my mother.
My faith was in God and indeed he adopted me and guided me at all times.
Tears could fill my eyes whenever I saw people suffering with poverty because such conditions take me back to my early days of my childhood So I decided to bring some homeless people to my house and I started taking care of them which changed my life and whenever I could come back from work and find them happy, that would give me a lot of joy and put a smile on my face though my income wasn't all that much but I could share it with them and my family, and pay school fees for those in school.
My dream was to start an orphanage home in future so that I can give some help to people who are going through the same situations I went through and suffering just like the way I was.
one day I had a dream when the voice called me by name in the middle of the night and told me to start up an orphanage, I cried because I didn't have the money and resources to start an orphanage but by Gods grace he worked everything out for me until everything was as I wanted
I am so thankful to my husband Mr. Scott Kather, his family and all my friends who are supporting this ministry in order to make a difference in the lives of the poor people. And I believe that every one of us has a right to have a good life and enjoy all the benefits in life.
Words of Hope
I want to encourage all the single mothers that you can make it; if you only set a goal, focused and with a lot of determination.
You can make it if you don't look back to the past, but put all your trust in God. My mother made it, and I believe you can do the same if you believe in yourselves.
"GOD BLESS YOU"
Founder of smiling world ministries organization
Ugandan, USA Citizen. Social Worker, and Evangelist
Responsibility: Founder Managing Director
Scott Kather US citizen Pastor
Responsibility: Founder , Managing Director
Responsibility: secretary .
Ugandan, social worker
Responsibility: projects manager
Smiling World Ministries is a Non-Governmental organization in Uganda founded in February 2013 by Mrs. Lilian Kather. The organization is operating in Uganda with Headquarters in Kampala but we will be moving to other different Nations of the World. It is registered under the Non- Governmental Organization Act, Cap.113 of the Republic of Uganda and the Certificate of registration and Incorporation number is 10556. Its aim is to give support to the disadvantaged people by equipping them with skills and knowledge of making and having products of their hands which can help them defeat poverty.
To provide, attain and improve the standards of living of the people of Uganda and other parts of the World through equipping them with skills and support of the disadvantaged women, widows, Elderly people, with special support of orphaned children, by providing food, shelter, education, health care, and other family life values so that everyone will become a responsible person and productive citizen.
Transformation through knowledge and skills, for improved standards of living in a world without struggling, to give a bright future to those that are forgotten.
For the time we have been in operation and the few districts in Uganda, we have realized that 96% of the widows and Elderly people are really suffering, they need serious immediate attention which sometimes the organization cannot offer immediately due to insufficient funds. Also things like transportation of voluntary workers (Trainers) to the people who need help are still hard.