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Christians In Uganda Unite To Raise Funds, Pray For 1-Year-Old With A Heart Defect


Christians are showing gospel music minister, John Marie Ssengendo that he’s not alone in his effort to raise funds for his younger sister, Zawedde Josephine, who is expected to undergo an open heart surgery in India.

Several popular artists, fans and related stake holders on Sunday flocked National theater, Kampala for a Charity concert budded ‘Nsiima’ with the intention of supporting Ssengendo who was raising over 17 million to help pay for Zawedde Josephine’s medical bills for surgery.

There, the musicians, joined by their fans, praised, ministered before God and helped raise 7 million shillings at the end of the day.

Following the event supporting his little sister, Marie took to Facebook on Tuesday to express his gratitude for the financial, emotional and spiritual support he has received from peers and fans in his time of need.

“Every journey begins with one footstep and every brand begins with a project. Am glad that I begun a project of friendship with you and it’s now one of the biggest brands that I have ever known of in my life. Can you believe a boy raised in Kikoni with a humble background had theatre full of people to support his struggling sister?” Ssengendo wrote.

“I’m so glad that I met you that bright blessed day. I remain speechless because what I feel now is more felt than described. All I can say is ‘nsiiima’. God bless you and add multitudes in order for you to realize your dream I love you all,” He Said. “May the good Lord bless you abundantly.We managed to get 7 million from the concert and I believe more contributions are still coming. Zawedde Josephine is grateful and I can’t wait to show her these pictures…you know,videos telling her that when you were still young.”

As this website reported last week Zawedde Josephine has two heart openings, a condition she was born with, and needs urgent attention.

She was initially attended to by medical practitioners at the Mulago heart institute however, the condition has not been any better.

Their father has through bank loans, sale of personal properties tried to raise 24 million shillings but in vain.

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