My Name is Madilyn…

My name is Madilyn and I am 5 years old and I live with my mother, Kylee Wilman, and 3 year old sister, Hailey Rose, in Lynnwood, WA in the USA. I enjoy singing, dancing ballet and playing Barbies. My family says that I am incredibly outgoing and helpful. In January 2013, when I was only 4, my grandpa George told us about Pastor Jonathan and the children in Mukono, Uganda. “Madilyn’s House” is a girl’s housing project to serve the Canaan Foundation Children’s Family Ministry founded by Pastor Jonathan & Janet Lubega in Mukono, Uganda. Forty-seven orphan, abandoned or poor children who attend the school have no other place to live and stay at the school. The 22 boys had a room to sleep on the floor, but the 27 girls were sleeping on the classroom floors. This project was not only to help the Canaan Foundation and the children in Mukono but also my mother wanted me and my sister, Hailey, to learn an important lesson in life about giving and helping. My mother, Kylee Wilman, worked with Pastor Jonathan to coordinate the funding through Harvest Vision Ministries and Harvest Vision Ministries Africa based in Kampala, Uganda. We are happy to report that Pastor Jonathan purchased the property for “Madilyn’s House”, the home for the girls that live at the school, and started building in the spring. The project was done in phases as the money was donated. My mother and my sister and I traveled to Uganda in June to dedicate the project although it was not completed. The total costs of the project, excluding beds, was $14,563. The project was done in phases as money was donated. In November 2013, my mother, Kylee, traveled to Uganda to help “open” Madilyn’s House and help the girls move into their new home. In February 2014, the girls all had their own beds and were no longer sleeping on the floor.

Although the Madilyn’s House project began with an effort by 4 year old Madilyn, her 2 year old sister Hailey and mother Kylee to build a home for 25 girls that sleep on the floor of the Canaan Foundation School in Mukono, Uganda. After the trip to Africa in June 2013 that vision was expanded to include all the outreach to vulnerable children in central Africa that is being done through Harvest Vision Ministries Africa, which includes mosquito nets & health needs, education and school supplies, clothing and meeting other basic needs to help children that our local native missionaries in Africa feel called to participate.