I AM THEM
I Am Them is a non-profit organization that will provide intervention for orphaned children and orphanages, struggling families, elderly, homeless, veterans and handicapped people, and those in danger due to abuse in the USA (starting in Hawaii) and Uganda (starting in Sironko). We will foster global partnerships through networking with other nonprofits, businesses, churches, and other food banks to enrich, support, and enhance the lives of disadvantaged individuals, children, and communities through mentoring, raising awareness, and providing tangible assistance to relieve suffering and to increase individual abilities to become self-sustaining.
We will provide needed food and establish food banks and food distribution centers, shelter, access to medical care, clothing, and education to the needy. We aim to relieve suffering and lack while helping prepare children and their parents for a future that does not include hunger, want, and helplessness. We want to help individuals, families, and communities around the world with sustainable development projects, economic development projects, obtaining clean water and affordable energy, improved educational opportunities, job training and internship programs, cultural exchange, disaster relief, and humanitarian aid.
We realize that we cannot help every orphaned child, struggling family, or elderly or handicapped individual, veteran, or homeless person in every community. But we can start small, work efficiently, and help as many as our resources allow in as many places as possible around the world.We will serve the poor in underserved communities beginning in the United States (Hawaii) and Uganda (Sironko) and other counties as the organization grows and expands over time at no charge to them or their families.
The President, Katherine Taylor Nordgren, was planning a trip to Uganda about three years ago, when her daughter said, “Mom, when you get to Uganda make sure you look for Esther.” She continued to repeat this for weeks. Katherine was bewildered as to where her daughter got this but as she was working one day in an orphanage in Uganda, she met a little girl named Esther.
Katherine found out that Esther was a paternal AIDS orphan. Her dad was a polygamist who died of AIDS, and her mother was a peasant farmer who lived very far east and could not afford her children. Katherine started pursuing the adoption of this little girl, and when it was time for her to go back for the courts, she went.
She drove up to Esther’s village, The Maludye village, and spent time with her mom, (Sarah), her brother (Joel), and her sister (Florence). Katherine and her family took Esther’s whole family on a holiday with them, and met with the Child Welfare Probation Officer. She had Sarah taken to the hospital for a checkup. It was there that they discovered that Sarah had been miraculously healed of AIDS. We did the DNA test to prove it. Katherine was able to tell Sarah that she was healed, and it was as if she came alive for the first time. She could work now, she didn’t have the stigma of AIDS, the stress of not being able to afford the antivirals, and most of all the stress of thinking she was dying. Katherine led the whole family to the salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Katherine’s family began helping Esther’s family get back on their feet. They bought Esther’s family a solar-powered cell phone, had their land measured out and put in the family name in case anything happened to Sarah, helped with school fees, and got them basic necessities like beans, rice, and some fuel.
People all over have been watching this miraculous story unfold of how God used a little girl in a rural village in the middle of nowhere and it has put some people on the edge of their seats. WE ARE ALL ESTHERS! There is a God who sees you, loves you, and wants to relentlessly pursue you. People want to donate to the village, partner with the village, love on the village, so that is how I Am Them was born. We want to continue to help others as we did Esther’s family, as well as other benevolent interventions in Uganda and the United States, as well as other countries as the organization grows and expands over time.