Jalia was only seven years old when she was rescued from the disbanded Mercy Home and taken in and cared for by Sozo. She has a fervent heart for Jesus and as one of the original seventeen kids of Sozo’s ministry, she is a beautiful portrait of redemption.

Now, Jalia excels at home and in school and joys being a part of her Sozo family. She is in Primary 5 and enjoys learning English and Religious Education. English is one of her favorite subjects because of her ability to understand it quickly, and Religious Education because she can learn more about God and share her faith. She leads a bible study at church and enjoys teaching young children. Jalia is bold, and her courage has led her to help other kids at her school become Christians.

When asked where she gets her boldness she quickly replies, “Sozo”. She explains how everyone at Sozo consistently teaches her about God and how to tell others about Christ. She is also encouraged to help those in need and joins with the other kids to serve the surrounding village.

Jalia is now home in Uganda following a trip to the US for the first time as part of the Sozo Choir. One major highlight from her trip was trying new food such as Chik-fil-a, bacon, pizza topped with meat, and especially Mexican food.  She is a big fan of the smooth US roads and tall buildings and enjoyed visiting so many different cities and families. She even found her future career in the flight attendants she met on the plane ride over. She would be the sweetest flight attendant you’ve ever seen.

She wants others to know of her heart for Christ, and that she enjoys helping others and bringing them to Christ.