Friday, March 6, 2015

Bail Out Fundraiser ~ Saturday March 14th, 2015:

Everyone that is close enough to come is welcome and we would love it if you could be a part of this event we are holding for Forever Hope! 

We are having a BAIL OUT fundraiser!!!! What is a BAIL OUT? It’s a crazy fun way to raise money for a good cause! Volunteers will be put into “jail” and their friends/family will come “bail them out”. Hopefully, they can raise the bail to get out of jail! This is going to be a ton of crazy fun! If you are interested in being in “jail” email me at and we will get it set up.

There will also be a fundraiser lunch: pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, brownie, and a drink for $7 per plate.

ALL proceeds of this event will go towards paying for my Ugandan work visa. This work visa is the first step in allowing me to open Forever Hopes Doors. This will allow me to stay in country for up to 2 years without having to leave for any reason. My work permit will cost $2000.

We are still looking for volunteers if you would like to be one!! Each volunteer "bailed" out of "jail" will receive a free Forever Hope T-shirt!! We have more spaces in "jail" so sign up today!!!!If you and/or one of your friends would like to volunteer for Bail Out please email me. It is going to be so much fun!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Buy A T-shirt - Provide A Bed Fundraiser:

 Order your shirts today!! I am doing a t-shirt fundraiser on facebook to raise money to buy the children of Forever Hope beds. Here is the link to the facebook event Forever Hope T-shirt Fundraiser. If you would like more information just double click on this link Email Me Here!!

Thank you for your support!!!!
 Love Morgan, & The Forever Hope Family

Monday, January 26, 2015

It All Began With A Baby Named Grace!

It was a typical hot sunny Ugandan day...a day that I will always remember. Because it was one that changed the course and way I think of life forever. The fact that I was actually in Uganda was still fresh and new to me...a dream come true. I had now been here for nearly 2 weeks. Like any other day we of course had different guests coming in and out of the compound for different reasons and needs. This certain afternoon there was a man and little girl that came after I just arrived back  home for the day. It was normal for people like him to visit, but there was something that I immediately felt for this baby girl as soon as I saw her. Something I had never felt for any other child in my life. Something totally new to me, and something I tried to pretend for a week didn't exist.

I spent one whole long week trying to convince myself that there was nothing I could do for this little one. Because I was 17 and MY plans were to just stay in Uganda for 2 months, then return to the States

But it did not matter what I did during the day to try and convince myself that I felt the same way about other kids all over Jinja, every night she was still on my heart. And I spent many hours each night praying for this little one and asking God what He wanted me to do and what purpose He had on placing her on my heart like this. 

After a week of this I finally shared what I had been feeling and what I felt God had placed on my heart. Because I couldn't ignore it anymore. It turned out that this little girl did need someone. She had just lost her Mom, and her Dad had no idea what to do with her. There was no way he could work and care for her needs. Within a couple days this little girl was under my care.

 At just 18 months knowing very few words, and barely walking on her own, she was dropped off at our home (NGM compound) with one outfit and a pair of shoes. She had stolen my heart in a way I had never experienced before.  I now had a precious little side kick who God had seen me worthy to teach, love, cherish, and train. The first days were spent loving this precious little one as we both adjusted to having each other in our lives 24/7. I soon became her "Mommy," not replacing the one that she had lost that loved her so much, but I was blessed to be able to fill the role in her life that was empty and she needed. She soon learned many more words and quickly learned how to hold her own in talking in a house with adults. Naps, baths, playing, snuggling, being silly, and lots of hugs and kisses soon became some of my favorite parts of the day as we lived life. 

 God knew we needed each other.
Gracie needed a Mommy, and I had no idea how much I needed her. How much my perspective would change on so many things once just a small little one stole my heart. 

- Allowing forgiveness for some hurts in my past that happened to me while growing up.
- Opening up areas in my heart that I didn't know I kept closed off from everyone. 

These are things that God did in my life just through the process of me caring and loving Gracie with everything I had. She was my little sunshine and I loved every minute with her.

 She became the sunshine of our house.
  Loved by so many

Lots of hugs and kisses!!

Through meeting Gracie and her Dad I also learned about her 3 older siblings. 
 Two of them had the same Mom as Gracie so they also had just gone through the loss of their Mom.

I'll always remember the day that Kalema brought Odrine and Namale to see Grace for the first time since she started living with me. The thing that always sticks with me is not just the way that just like Gracie I had so much love for them, but how much they loved each other.  The joy they had at seeing Grace, or "Queen" as her birth family all called her, was very evident.  Grace was so happy to see her older siblings just as much as they were excited to finally see her.  It was like these siblings had been separated for a year, but it had only been a month.  These older two had helped their parents care for this little "Queen" since she was born, had lived for 16 months in the same home as a family, had missed Gracie beyond words while they were away living with extended family the last month of their mothers life.  Witnessing this reunion was beautiful, touching, impacting my heart in even more ways then I can put to words here.  They played together, laughed, snuggled, and the love they had for each other was blindingly evident.  Beauty in the purest form.

Meeting these kids is what slowly brought into my mind the vision for Forever Hope. 

 Gracie is now adopted and living in America, but her amazing siblings still need a home, love, and to have the opportunity to remain together as a family.  To often in Uganda when siblings lose one or both parents remaining together as they would desire to do is not an option.  This relationship with these beautiful children wasn't something that happened overnight, but has grown stronger each day. It has developed slowly as I felt the nudging of God. It has taken time, prayer, seeking advice, and allowing God's leading me to get where I am today.  It been a good journey so far, full of many opportunities for me to grow personally.

  If any of you that are reading this right now feel led to be a part of what God is doing in Odrine, Namale, or Eddies lives, in my life, and in Uganda please let me know. This is not possible without people like you partnering with us to make it a difference, and to change these kids' lives forever. 

My goal is to be able to share with each of you where each of these young people have come from, and allow you to follow our lives.  That each of you will be able to see the impact you are making by your support and eventually to see them as each of them grow into adulthood.  I desire to partner with each of you as this is something I cannot do without your prayers and financial help.  Every bit helps and nothing is too small.   Please feel free to email me at or comment below for more information.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog and learn more of where God is taking me.
~ Morgan


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Do I Trust Him?

 Trust Me are the words that I was given this New Year. Spending New Years Eve just seeking Him and His will as I continue to follow Him. Trust Me is the answer I got. Trust ?? I thought... Don't I already trust you…but each day He continues to remind me just to trust and follow Him and He will do the rest.

He says The impossibility of our situation means nothing to Him. He delights in bringing answers when all we see are obstacles. Some of His best work happens when there is no time, no money, and no hope. When things are impossible to us they are made possible through Him.

~ He tells us not to expect an easy path as we journey with Him but that He will never leave us.

~ He is able to do far beyond what we ask or ever imagine. 


True dependence and trust is not asking Him to bless what we have decided to do. But to come to Him with an open mind and allow Him to plant inside us whatever He has for us. At the time, it can seem so far out of what we can ever imagine. But that’s where trust comes into our lives and we all get to experience the work of God in a way that we can’t humanly explain. 

I just wanted to share with you guys what's been going on in my heart as this New Year has begun. I pray that this New Year brings many blessings for each of you.

Until next time! 
~ Morgan 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Meet The Kids...

I wish each of you could meet these little people who God has used to change my life forever. Because of meeting them it opened the door for God to show me part of His plan for my life. I know this is just the beginning. And it's not been easy but He never promised us that it would be. He only promised that He wouldn't leave us. I know that it will not be possible for all of you to meet them in person. So I wanted to write a little bit about each one of them so that you guys can get to know them a little bit more. 

Is 11 years old. I don’t know when his exact birthday is due to the fact that no one has been able to find his name card (birth certificate). He is a normal loud 11 year old boy. He loves to play outside, watch movies, run around, play football (soccer), build toy guns out of his baby sisters big duplo blocks, go swimming, and be noisy. At the same time he also has a tender heart especially towards his baby sister who is two. He loves sitting down and playing with her just as much as he loves running around with his two other siblings. He is currently studying in P3 so he’s behind in school because his family has not always had the money to pay for him to go. His report from this last term was good so he is working hard and performing well at school. 

Is a precious 9 year old girl. Being in the middle of two brothers also loves to join in on whatever her brothers are playing. But she also lovess doing the girly things. She loves it when I sit down and spend time talking to her, and/or painting her nails. She loves taking photos, coloring and drawing, and most anything any regular 9 year old girl loves doing. She is at the age where she seems to crave that bond that a Mom and daughter have. I know at any age girls need that bond and support from their Mom but I see that need in Namale everytime I see her. And it just breaks my heart everytime I have to say by. I know all the kids don’t ever want to say bye but I know how much she really hates it. She is also in P3 and is working hard just like her brother. 

 Is 8 years old. He has a very sweet disposition. But he is also a jokester. He loves to make people laugh and have a great time. When his siblings get into normal sibling squabbles he is the one who tries to make peace. I haven’t been able to spend as much time with him as I have the his two older siblings due to the fact that I just found out about him 6 weeks ago. But the time I have been able to spend with him has been great!! Eddie studies in P2 just a year behind his two older siblings and is also
performing well.

 All three of them just finished their Holiday season and started school again about a month ago. I was able to pay for their school fees and do their school shopping.This gives them a chance to be in school while I continue the process of starting this home.

If you would like to financially help support this home that would be such a blessing to me and all of these precious lives. You can either give a one-time donation or you can commit to giving something monthly. Any amount you can give will be such a blessing no amount is too small. Just think of these little lives that you will be able to be a part of changing forever. I send out an update email every two weeks to people who are supporting this. If you would like to be added onto this list please email me at: thank you!!

 Also, if you would like to commit to sponsoring one of the children here and paying just for their needs that would be a great way to help. If you would like to do that just email me at or contact me on facebook. And I will give you the details on what is needed. If you would like to do that. I will send monthly reports on how that specific child is doing as well as photos that way you and your family can see what a great difference you are making in their life by supporting them.

To donate you can either send the money through GoFundMe

Or you can donate through Next Generation Ministries (it's tax deductible) (please make sure to note that it's for Morgan Jeffries) thanks!!!


Friday, October 3, 2014

Each Of Us Were Given Life For A Reason....

 All of us were created for a reason, and there is a purpose for each of our lives. But there are so many kids here in Uganda who don't see a purpose for their lives. They feel hopeless and that there is nothing to live for. Their families don't have enough money to send them to school so they are at home either working or doing nothing. When you meet them you can see that hopelessness in their eyes. You can see how hopeless their life is. Part of my passion here in Uganda is to help some of these precious lives see that there is hope. To see that they are important and treasured. One way I am trying to do this is by sponsoring some of these children so that they can go to school and get an education. This week I was able to get my first child sponsored. Below is some information about him: 

 Andrew is a young boy just 8 years old. He has lost his Mom and at the same time his Father disappeared, and no one has seen him since. His Grandma has been trying to support and care for him since then. But it has been a struggle for her because she also has other kids she is caring for in that home. She can't work much so earning money to support the kids is not easy. The other kids in that home still have at least one parent alive. So these parents help the Grandma financially by paying for their kids school fees. All except for Andrew. He has had no one able to pay his school fees. He's been the one left at home with no hope. This is a story that I hear so much here in Uganda and it breaks my heart every time. This past week we were able to make his dream come true, and to show him that there is a point to his life. He is now in school and will now have a uniform, shoes, and be promised at least 1 meal a day.

It is such an amazing and humbling thing to be used by God to show others his love.

If you feel led to sponsor a child and give them a chance to get an education here in Uganda. Please let me know.  

~ Morgan

Sunday, August 31, 2014

He Never Leaves Us...

 When we plan out what we think our next step is I think God sometimes has a good laugh. 

  And then He has to tell us "no my child this is not what I want you to be doing. You have a few things right, but no now look over here and I'll show you a little more of the picture. You can't see the whole thing yet because your not ready. You can't see what things will be like in 5 years from now, I can't even show you what things will be like 1 year from now. Well....not even 6 months from now. You might think you are ready to know, but you aren't ready to know. Just keep holding My hand and we will walk together. You will question Me at times but just keep trusting that I will show you the next step."

It's not easy to always keep following God's step and waiting for Him to show me what to do next but this isn't about me. Our life isn't about us. We were created to worship Him, to serve Him. So why do we always feel like it's our job to make sure everything goes correctly according to our human minds? Why do we always try to control "our" lives? It's not about us.

Things here have been challenging for the last couple weeks. But God has been teaching me so much and I am so thankful for His continual love for me no matter how much I stubble and fall. And no matter how much I question Him.