Doreen’s favorite story from the Bible is when Jesus feeds the five thousand. In Matthew 14 he shows compassion for others, even when they didn’t deserve it. He healed their sick, showing them grace and mercy. He then provided them with food to fill their empty bellies with only five loaves of bread and two fish. Jesus provides even in impossible circumstances, which Doreen found herself in five years ago.

The police referred Doreen to Sozo when they found her wandering the Kampala streets. Speaking with her today you would never believe that she ever felt abandoned and alone. Her spirit glows with love and adoration of her Savior, and when asked about her time at Sozo she flashes sweet smiles while describing her newfound confidence.

Doreen does not keep her faith to herself, but actively shares it with others, as she has learned to do with her Sozo sisters. She passionately describes how much she enjoys telling others about the love of Christ, leading them to believe and growth their own faith. She exudes kindness, believing it to be her best trait. Anyone would say the same if they spent a few minutes with her.

Now, fourteen years old, Doreen helps to lead devotion and worship in the new Sozo House 4 and hopes to become a gospel musician in the future. Her absolute favorite song is “Forever” by Kari Jobe, a link to which can be found at the bottom of this post. She is currently part of the very first Sozo Choir touring the U.S. and is having a blast singing and performing for others. Her joy is apparent as she describes her very first snow experience in Kentucky and eating spaghetti with meatballs and chocolate ice cream in her host home.