Student's Stories

MIRIAM'S STORY continued ....
At first I cried a lot wishing I could go home.  Everything was so different ... the food, the environment and I didnt know any KiSwahili or English, just Hadzabe.  The reality of my culture is that they don't worship the true God, so praise and worship times at school were new to me too.
Now I am 15 years old and in Form Two and I'm really happy to be here at New Life Foundation.  I think back to 2012 and remember an important day in my life; I was filled with Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues and was water baptised.  I am now changed.  God is using me.  I hear from God and He gives me words of encouragement and prophetic words for specific people.  I no longer worship the culture gods but only the true and living God.  I really like schooling here.  I have a strong dream to become a nurse and one day I want to go back to my people to help them as a Nurse because there are no hospitals there.

My name is Anna and I have been at Fountain of Hope School for eight years now. I came when I was in nursery and I didn’t even know how to read the bible. Now I love reading the bible. NLF has been a great blessing in my life and in the life of my family. The year before I came my Dad got really sick and he died and then my mother didn’t have any money to send us to school. Then God sent Pastor Glorious Shoo to my home and he welcomed me to come to school. I really thank God for that opportunity. I still miss my Dad but I will see him in Heaven. I am in Grade six now and I am 12. I often wake up at night now and pray and Holy Spirit gives me things to pray for. At school I am a prayer warrior and a song leader in the praise and worship team. Science and mathematics are my best subjects. In my future I am going to be a brain and heart doctor.  


Hello my name is Elisha, I was born in 1998 and I am the only child in my family.  My father was Rwandan and he came to Tanzania because of the violent conflicts in Rwanda.  Then, when I was 5 years old my father died ... when I was 7 years old my mother was sick, my family did not have enough money to treat her or to take care of me.  Then my mother died and Madam Shoo began to care for me and took me to New Life Foundation.  I stayed at New Life Foundation until I finished Grade 7.  I was on my way to stay with my Grandfather for awhile when I was in an accident.  The bus I was traveling in, hit another bus that came onto our side and went all over the road.  I was not hurt and I thank God for protecting me from accidents and many other things.  After staying with my grandfather for 3 months I came back to New Life Foundation and began to study for Form 1.  I thank God for caring for me for this whole time and for bringing me to NLF.  When I grow up, I want to become a Pastor.

Hello, my name is Emmanuel and I would like to share what God has donei n my life through NLF.  In my famiIy, my grandfather was practicing witchcraft.  Most of my uncles and aunts were dying because my grandfather was a witchdoctor and he was cursing them.  He told me one day, unless I became like him, I would die too.  On that day, he told me "I am giving you all this work", he wanted me to to witchcraft and to takeover from him.  I said "No I cannot do this" and then he replied "If you don't do this, you will die".  I was afraid that I would die but I told him “I will not die, you are the one who is going to die, because you are killing the innocent people”.  He than said to me “we will see about that”.  He was very angry, so I went out and left him.  My grandfather said that he was a Christian and yet he was doing witchcraft.  I was scared of him because I had an older brother who died, when he couldn’t stop bleeding.  When my grandfather cursed somebody, they would often get sick and die.  Then last year suddenly, my Grandfather was shot and he died, but nothing has happened to me, thanks to God's protection.
God has been doing miracles in my life and I really thank God for that.  When I first came to NLF I had problems with fainting and also heart problems.  I trusted God that He would heal me and one day when Pastor called for all those people who are sick to come to the front, I went up and he prayed for me.  I was healed and have not had these problems again. 

My family also are now all saved and my brother who had medical problems like mine has been healed.  God has protected me and my family and I thank Him for that.  Many children do not have a mother or father and so I like to encourage them by telling them that God has plans for them and a future.  I like to encourage people to know God, because if they know God they will see miraculous changes in their life. 

My life has been changed ever since I began at New Life Foundation as they have supported and trained me and I can now go in front of people and I can preach and sing.  God has also shown me that He wants me to be a Civil Engineer which has encouraged me a lot and I am trying to study hard.


I was 9 years old and in Grade 3 just before I came to New Life Foundation.  I wasn't born again and I acted in an unchristian manner, I was smoking and other stuff.  My mum convinced me to come to this school though I didn't want to come.  My mum told me that if you go to NLF I only want one thing - I want you to get an education but mostly I want your heart to be transformed.  So I joined NLF in Grade 3 and I came to know the Lord.  The first time I went back home, my mum saw a difference, she was very proud of me and she encouraged me to grow spiritually.

Another thing NLF has helped me in, is to grow in confidence.  I was very scared to go in front of people and speak or share anything.  I was encouraged by the staff and teachers at NLF to speak and I gained confidence.  I have now been a leader at school and have spoken at the NLF Conference in front of local and overseas guests.
Before NLF I was just living a normal life like everyone else, it was aimless.  When I talk to my brothers and sisters about what they want to be in life, all they say is they want to get money.  I am different.  I want to change this country, this system of education.  I want to change the current system of life in Tanzania.  
In the future, I would like to do engineering, specifically mining engineering.  There is a wastage of minerals here and the industry is not going well.  Tanzania is very rich in minerals but they are not well taken care of.  I also pray that if God gives me the opportunity or position in the government.  I would like to be a leader and an influential person in the area of minerals and engineering, controlling the mining in my country to help Tanzania's economic status.


I joined NLF in 2004 when I was in Grade 3.  I am a sponsored student as my parents are not able to pay much and I am very thankful to my sponsors.  If I was in public school I know I would not be doing so well.  Some of my friends who went to other schools, failed their national exams and are now on the streets.  NLF has changed a lot of my life.  It has helped me to excel in my studies and it also has good teachers academically and spiritually.  At other schools they dont preach about God.  Sometimes the teachers in other schools speak bad words or discourage you, but at NLF it is very different.  

When I compare myself with my friends who have not had the opportunity to go to a school like NLF, I think I could have ended up on the street or worse.  My ambition now is to become a surgeon.  I am confident that I will reach there, as throughout my primary and secondary studies I have passed well.  I know God will help me, protect me, teach me and guide me to my goal.

NB:  Paul is sponsored and with any spare pocket money he is also helping to support (with another senior student) the monthly expenses of a younger NLF student.


I was born in 1994 and I do not know my parents, both of them had passed away, so I was all alone.  God opened the door to New Life Foundation and He used Mr and Mrs Glorious Shoo to care for me.  So NLF became like my parents since when I was still very young.  NLF took very good care of me and I have got education from here since Nursery till now.   I am in Form 3 and it has been a help for my spiritual life.  I know  I have been given an education that nobody (that I know of) who has the past that I have lived, has ever got.  Because, the education that I get is so expensive to get it in other places and children without parents could not afford it.  So I really thank God for that and for letting NLF be what it is in spiritual and also in physical education.  

The subjects I enjoy are History, Civics and Biology.  I really would like to be a great and famous politician in my future so that I may take my country or this nation to where God wants us to be.  Because I have seen through this education that I get, that this nation has passed through many great evils that also God is tired of.  So I believe that He is going to use my life to change it.

Hello my name is Dorcas and I would like to share with you some of my story.  Earlier in my life, I was used by my Grandmother to do terrible things in the practice of witchcraft.  One day I remember, I found that I was outside my father's house in the morning, I was dirty and had mud over my clothes and my legs.  My father asked me where had I been that night, I told him “I don’t know”.  In the 2nd year with my grandmother, I was told to go and cause disease and make my father sick.  I tried but I couldn’t because my father was saved, he had God in his heart.  Then when I was in Grade 5, that was the time when God saved me and I was baptized in the Holy Spirit and that was the most special day in my life.
There was also a time last year when my father was very sick.  The doctor told him he had serious problems with his appendix and he has to go to Dar-es-Salaam to the hospital.  He did not want to go but my mother insisted.  I prayed very much for him, I believed and I fasted for him to be healed.  When he went to the Muhimbili Hospital in Dar-es-Salaam the doctors looked at him and said it had all gone.  He had been healed.

I came to New Life Foundation last year and I like it very much.   I want to do everything the way God wants me too.  I want to catch all that He wants me to have in my heart.  I want to learn Gods commandments and to have them in my heart and to do them.


I would like to share with you about the life that I have been living at New Life Foundation.  I was very young, I think it was around 2002 when both my parents passed away.  NLF came and took me and they showed me much love.  Whenever I needed their help, they were there to help me.  The life that I was living before I was received in this school was not actually good.  NLF has bought a very big change in my life. I was not saved actually and they prayed for me. I was among one of the first students to be in this school.  They showed me love as my parents, they worked with me, they encouraged me.  I don’t know how I shall pay them back.  I am still praying to God that He will let me reveal His love to them and to bless them.  

For all these years, I really thank God because I was selected to join the Secondary School at NLF.  It’s a golden chance for me.  So I want to thank NLF for sponsoring me because they found for me sponsorship and I would really like to thank Pastor Shoo and Mrs Shoo and all other people.  I like Science and I would like to be a person who discovers new medicines to help people in the world.  I would like to grow up and be a person who makes a difference and to discover things.  If someone knows me I want them to praise God that they know me and I want to reflect the glory of God.


Hujambo, my name is Gloria and I came to NLF after I lost both my parents.  I was only 7 months old when my Dad died, my Aunty passed away when I was two and then my Mum also died in 2008.  At that time I had no hope, I did not know where to go and I did not know anything.  My relatives were quarreling because they wanted the things that my mum had left behind, they did not want me.  It was really hard for me as I was a young girl and I didn’t know what to decide.   I did not want to go to any of my relatives because I knew I would not go to school at all.  So I tried to pray because my mum was a Christian and I knew about God.  My mum had been working with a lady from America and God touched her heart and she saw that I didn’t have anyone to care for me and it was so hard for her to ignore what was happening to me.  So she asked God what should she do for me and God told her to take me as her daughter.  I was so thankful and I am really so glad because now I have hope and she has bought me to this school which has helped me to know God better.  I have received my salvation while I was here and I am Born Again and I am so happy because God did wonderful things.  At this time God touched my life and it was really wonderful, even though I lost all my parents, God gave me a parent who would care for me.  

I really want to be a doctor, which has been in my heart since I was young.  I am doing well in the subjects that I need to be able to be a doctor.  Last year I went to America with my adopted mother and I was really surprised, it took me a month to really believe I was in America, because it was just so wonderful.  I never believed that I would ever be somewhere like America.  God took me there because He knew what He wants for me.  I really enjoyed being there, I learnt many things and I saw and experienced a lot.  Alice’s family are really nice and they received and welcomed me and it was wonderful.


At New Life Foundation 70% of the students are sponsored by people from all over the world.  Through this sponsorship the students receive 24/7 pastoral care, education, medical care, clothing, food, school supplies, field trips, exam fees and their school uniforms etc. They are also involved in community outreaches such as crusades, prision and hospital visiting and Aids education.  They have opportunities to develop and be trained in drama, singing, music, preaching and ministering to others. 

Sponsorship gives them the opportunity to change their future and have an increasingly positive impact on their families, villages and local communities.  

New sponsors are always welcome, please click on the image to find out more details regarding sponsorship and invest in a childs future today.

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