From Orphan to Overcomer
An Amazing Story of Triumph Over Tragedy
Ruth's story is one of God's amazing grace and awesome power. As a child born into Ugandan poverty, Ruth was orphaned at nine years of age and passed from family to family. She suffered through Ugandan President Idi Amin's rule of terror. She was raped, treated as a slave, married to a Muslim man, then widowed when he died of HIV/AIDS. Then she discovered she also had AIDS. After two years of treatment, when medications no longer offered hope, at death's door and no longer able to walk, God healed her completely! Today she has an international ministry and ministers to more than 3,000 Ugandan widows and orphans.
Pastor Ruth Mwagalwa is founder and director of "Widows Intercessors Ministries in Kampala, Uganda; and African coordinator of Deborah Arise International. She cares for widows and orphans in more than 20 districts of Uganda.