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What is it like to visit Otino Waa?

This summer we have had incredible visits from families, friends, and churches. Have you ever thought about visiting? Read this post and plan a trip. You are invited to see what God is doing at Otino Waa. This post was written by Rebekah Pearson and Haley Vradenburgh. They visited Otino Waa in July 2018.  We […]

A Grief Redeemed

A Grief Observed Redeemed Written by Dr. Bridget Hurry, Otino Waa Co-Director   Someone recently said to me, “It sounds like you are grieving.” Her comment was appreciated but it also seemed so very obvious.I had just passed the third anniversary of my mom, dad, and aunt’s unexpected deaths.I was sitting next to my dear […]

Bend Banquet Results

We are so amazed at what God is doing through the ministry of Otino Waa and we are grateful for the hundreds of people who’ve come alongside the ministry with the common goal of rescuing more kids in northern Uganda. The 2017 Banquet in Bend, OR was a fantastic night with over 330 individuals in […]

FIRST Global Robotics Competition, Washington D.C.

Otino Waa is proud to share that one of our very own students, Patrick Hamza Okello, recently competed in the Inaugural FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) Global Robotics Challenge in Washington D.C., USA. Students from around the world gathered to compete, learn and partner at this amazing event. 157 countries from […]

Legally Licensed Children’s Home

Did you know that Otino Waa is one of only 15 legally licensed children’s homes in Uganda? An article published by the Daily Monitor in Uganda recently reported that of the hundreds of orphanages in Uganda, only 15 organizations are legally licensed as of 2017. Knowing this, we are thankful for God’s continued provision and […]

We’re Throwing a Party!

Otino Waa is hosting a concert on May 19 in Bend, Oregon to raise funds for the kids at Otino Waa. But why a concert you ask? There are so many other ways to fundraise right? Well, to be honest, it’s not just about fundraising. Yes, we absolutely want to have all our children fully […]

Inspiration Club

The following is an interview with Sedrick Otolo speaking on behalf of the Inspiration Club at Otino Waa Children’s Village. Sedrick graduated from the OTW Senior 4 program in December of 2016.  He is a strong student leader and one of the founders of the Otino Waa Inspiration Club.     The Inspiration Club was […]

My Comforter Amidst the Confusion

My Comforter Amidst the Confusion Written 4 January 2017 by Anne Marie Boelter, Otino Waa Intern When I heard Gods voice calling me back to Uganda I knew that He had great plans for my life.  I made a commitment to leave the comforts of my life in the US behind and fully embrace life […]

2016 Banquet Recap

      Humbled. Amazed. Energized.     These are just a few words that describe our feelings about this year’s Otino Waa Benefit Banquet. We are so humbled by God’s continued faithfulness to the ministry and the children at Otino Waa. His faithfulness  was tangibly shown through the hundreds of people who attended the […]

9 Year Old World Changer

Thomas Friesen Raises Funds for Otino Waa Children’s Village Written by Dwayne Friesen 07/25/2016 (Thomas’ grandfather)   Thomas Friesen is the 9-year-old son of Aaron and Heather Friesen. Their family has been supporting an Otino Waa orphan, Andrew Odango, for about two years. Thomas and his two younger brothers and sister (Andrew, Harrison and Clara) […]