About us

IChooseYou Ministries is a 501c3 non-profit organization based in Erie, Colorado.

Our mission

IChooseYou Ministries was founded in 2008 by a mission team from Cypress Creek Church in Wimberley, Texas to give hope and a future to the street children of Mbale, Uganda. Our mission is two-fold:

Preach the Gospel

Firstly, to share with these children the hope of Christ, found in His Gospel. “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matt. 6:33

Meet physical needs

Secondly, we want to care for their physical needs by giving them an education and necessities, like food, clothing, hygiene basics and healthcare, so that they may be equipped to be a light and witness, and serve in their communities.

Our leadership

We are blessed to have strong, Bible-believing leaders and elders in both Uganda and in America.

Ugandan leadership

Our team in Uganda is focused on the individual physical care of each and every IChooseYou child and their families, along with their spiritual care and discipleship, community impact initiatives, and all our administrative tasks.

  • Aida Ogenga, Executive Director
  • Dorothy Nyaketcho, Administrator
  • Morris Ogenga, Pastor
  • Charlse Magale, Pastor
  • Zacharia, Karamojong Elder
  • Mama Jennifer, Board member
  • Robinah Isabirye, Board member
  • Catherine Otieno, Board member

American leadership

Our team in America is focused on facilitating genuine relationships between sponsors and the children in IChooseYou, as well as fundraising efforts, partnerships with churches, and awareness of the ministry.

  • Andrew Littmann, President
  • Haley Littmann, Vice President
  • Ashton Van Heemst, Secretary
  • Karra Van Heemst, Head of Fundraising
  • Khadeeja Maher, Treasurer
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