and Ken Roberts Founders
is great all of the time! If someone would have told us in
2004 that the Lord would call us to ministry work with people
in Africa, we would have said, No way - we have so much
that we have to do here. But as we all know, God has
a system of fitting the pieces of life together in ways that
constantly amaze us.
are Sherry and Ken Roberts, disciples of the Lord Jesus and
servants of His plan in a ministry, Loving One By One,
working in Uganda, Africa. The story of how we came to answer
His call to this wonderful country began early in 2004 - a
time when we were contentedly working our respective jobs,
a church administrative assistant, and an experienced sound
God-scheduled meeting with a singing group from Kampala ministering
at our church led us to fellowship with the group members
and ultimately to assist in its establishment of the first
Christian Recording Studio in Kampala, Uganda. As an experienced
and decorated sound engineer, Ken was obedient to God's call
to help with the set-up of the studio, and we were off to
Uganda. What we experienced during that first visit to Kampala
ignited a fire that we soon recognized as God's direction
for our lives.
needs of children and families in Uganda were more than we
could imagine. Poverty, disease, poor hygiene, lack of water,
lack of education, and the omission of so many other basic
needs became so horrifically real as we experienced them in
the eyes of beautiful children, refugees from war-torn northern
Uganda and Sudan who were now ostracized in Uganda's capital
city, Kampala. Obviously God was calling us to act - to continue
a ministry that I, Sherry, had not seriously considered until
mother was instrumental in fund raising efforts which led
to the building of 167 churches as well as orphanages, parsonages,
and water wells all over the world. God's command was
becoming more and more clear to us - we had to do something
to relieve the suffering of refugee children in Uganda. If
we could help only one child to have a better life and to
know the love of Jesus, then we would be obedient to the Lord's
will for our lives.
and Sherry are so excited to welcome you to Loving One
By One Ministries birthed soon after this first trip
to Uganda - a ministry based on the word of our Lord Jesus
as recorded by Matthew, I assure you, when you did it
to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you
were doing it to Me. Our efforts focus on providing
education, as well as basic physical, spiritual, and medical
needs to refugee children and their families.
We invite you to view our site for more information about
Loving One By One's progress and to search God's will for
your lives in assisting with these efforts.
One By One Board of Directors
and Karen Adamik
Jim and Karen Adamik hail from Indio California and are long
time friends of Sherry and Ken from their Gardena, CA days.
They admit that when they decided to go to Africa with the
Roberts in 2005 they had no idea that soon they would be involved
in the daily operations of a full-scale ministry. Each of
the Adamiks brings not only a heart for the Lord, but also
gifts, skills, abilities, and experiences that they believe
God has given them to serve Loving One by One.
a retired sales executive, Jim now manages the financial operations
of the ministry. He knows each of you not only by name, but
also by the color of your checks or your faithful monthly
contributions via PayPal! Jim also mentions that he was excited
to meet so many of you at the annual fund raiser in May. Though
Ken fondly refers to Jim frequently as the faithful bean
counter, we are blessed to have his keen eye for detail
working for the ministry.
thirty years of teaching experience has given Karen a heart
for children and a passion for helping them succeed. Her role
with Loving One by One includes not only curriculum and school
oversight, but also communications editing in newsletters
and other publications. Karen also believes that her role
is to daily pray for Ken and Sherry, that God would continue
to bless them and their ministry.
and Karen have been to Uganda a combined six times and they
both hope to return soon to witness the great things God is
doing at Grace Land.
In 2005 I had the amazing opportunity to be on the first Loving
One By One team to go to Uganda. Never in my wildest dreams
did I think I would go to Africa, but with Sherrys invitation
and the Lords leading, I knew I had to go. That trip
changed my life. It was like my eyes were finally opened and
my heart was so full. I didnt realize how much a country
or group of people could have such an impact on me; its
really quite captivating. I almost felt as though part of
my heart was left in Uganda...so much so that within that
year, I went to Uganda three times.
first trip had a great effect on my schooling and my decision
to major in missions. I now have a BA in Intercultural Studies
from Biola University and I currently work at The Learning
Gym, where I test children and adults for learning disabilities.
Ive been married for four years to my husband Michael,
who loves Uganda just as much as I do! Also, we have been
so blessed to sponsor sweet Sarah from the New Creation Home.
has been encouraging to see how God has used Ken and Sherry
over the years in Uganda. Not only have so many Ugandan lives
been changed, but each team member that has been on a LOBO
trip has been changed as well. It has been beautiful to see
Sherrys original desire, to send two young Ugandan girls
to school, blossom into a fruitful ministry of providing education
to so many children, a loving home and family to children
who so desperately need one and meeting basic medical needs
of communities around the country.
Rebecca and her husband Carlos traveled to Uganda with Ken
and Sherry in 2005. Being long time friends of the Roberts,
Carlos was the first of the couple to decide to go to Africa
with them. After telling Rebecca that he did not want to have
this life changing experience in Africa without her, she decided
to go along. Little did she know just how life changing it
would be! She has fond memories of helping to paint a large
Noahs Ark Mural on a wall at the Sanyu Babies Home,
as well as visiting several sponsored World Vision children
in areas of Uganda. LOBO was just beginning to become a reality
at that time, so Rebecca is saving up her airline miles
in the hope of returning to Uganda to see the Ministry in
has been married to Carlos for 33 years. They have one son,
Brandon, who is 26. She worked for more than 15 years as a
church and school secretary. Though semi-retired she stays
busy as the co-chairman of the Caring Ministry at South Bay
Community Church which involves sending out greeting cards
to people. Rebecca feels that while email is great, there
is nothing like getting a card in the mail, especially a hand
is it helping Sherry pack for a trip to Uganda, or assisting
with a LOBO fundraiser, Rebecca says it is a JOY to serve
on the Board of LOBO. She enjoys being Ken and Sherrys
go-to person and is willing to help wherever needed.
and Rebecca sponsor Joseph in the New Creation
Home and cant wait to meet him one day!
I have been to Uganda, Africa three times, and hope to go
again one of these days soon. All three times have been such
an incredible experience, from visiting hospitals and schools,
working at the Medical Clinics, distributing clothes, feeding
the children, visiting the orphanages, to painting and getting
the New Creation Home ready for the children. I loved it all.
have been married to Bob for 34 years. We raised 2 incredible
boys. I am currently working on my AA in Early Childhood Education.
I love children. They are such a blessing. I am a teacher
at Creative Kids Preschool, working with the 2 ½ year
olds. I attend South Bay Community Church and have been there
for 5 years. I am involved with the Infant Toddler Ministry
was on the first team that went with Ken and Sherry to Uganda,
Africa. I have watched the ministry grow. I have been blessed
in being able to go three times to Uganda. Who would have
ever thought that I would go to Africa? I also sponsor Teddy
who is one of the children in the New Creation Home.
and Sherry have done an awesome job of making
LOBO a great ministry. They have worked so hard in making
it grow. I am so thankful to be involved in this ministry!!
Is Good!!! All the Time!!