Jessica was abandoned on the streets in Kampala by her parents when she was only a week old. A kind family took her in and raised her, but were not able to educate her. So at the age of 16, she decided to run away with a young man who she would later marry.
He took her to western Uganda, and after 5 years of marriage and two children, she was once again abandoned-this time by her husband. Her mother in-law encouraged her and gave her a piece of land to farm and support her family. Unfortunately, only a year later her mother-in-law died.
One of her married brothers-in-law who was left in charge of the land began to take advantage of her. He told her that if she was to farm the land, she would have to allow him to continue this behavior, and Jessica soon became pregnant.
Her brother-in-law was afraid that his wife would find out about the pregnancy and his involvement, so he asked a family member who was in need of a maid to hire Jessica to work for her, and she agreed. Cathy and the staff at Latter Glory Clinic came to know Jessica when she was brought to the clinic for maternity care, and later she shared her story.
The staff was moved by her situation, and in addition to delivering baby Joseph at no charge, they are also helping Jessica with vocational training, housing and needs for her baby. This is the heart of Latter Glory-to care for the whole person, physically, emotionally and spiritually. To lovingly help those who come to the clinic to heal, as well as move forward into God’s best.
Jessica and her children are forever grateful to have the help of the Lord through Latter Glory Clinic.