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Jaclyn* and baby

Jaclyn’s Story: From Desperate to Dignified

When 15-year-old Jaclyn* was raped by a neighbor, she was too frightened to tell anyone. Her mother was gravely ill and unable to work. Jaclyn didn’t want to bring more stress to her family when they were already struggling to make ends meet. 

Some days, it seemed their dignity was all they had left. What if her secret brought shame to her family? She couldn’t bear the thought of her mother enduring any more pain. 

Sadly, Jaclyn’s mother passed away a few months later. She was sent to live with an older sister who recognized the symptoms Jaclyn was too afraid to comprehend. She was pregnant.

After the initial shock of the news dissipated, Jaclyn told her sister what happened.

Her sister contacted a member of the local Community Action Team (CAT)  established by Rescue One More to respond to cases of child sexual violence. The team conducted an assessment and referred Jaclyn to a nearby Rescue One More Center.

There, Jaclyn received the therapy she needed to overcome her trauma and grief along with prenatal care, literacy classes, vocational training, mentoring, discipleship, and more.

A few months after arriving, Jaclyn gave birth to a healthy baby girl. With encouragement from mama mentors and other teen mothers, she’s learned to love and care for her daughter well.

Jaclyn has made incredible progress in her healing journey. She’s also learned business skills and earned a certificate in hairdressing.

But perhaps the most important thing she’s learned is that she has nothing to be ashamed of. She is valued, cherished, and perfectly loved. And so is her baby!

Jaclyn has seen the love of Jesus extended to her through the social workers, mentors, counselors, and other child advocates on our team. We’ve seen it through the services made possible by friends like you!

Survivor and her baby being resettled with older sister

We’re excited to report that last month [Nov. 2023], Jaclyn and her baby were resettled back into her sister’s home.

Our team was able to set up a small salon for Jaclyn in her sister’s house so she can work from home.

Jaclyn says her dignity has been restored. She’s excited to create a new life for her and her baby!

Our social workers check in with Jaclyn regularly so she continues to receive the support she needs and remembers that she is and will always be perfectly loved.

Vanessa Lambie

What it Means to Carry Her Cross

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to carry my cross. We know why Jesus carried his, but what did he mean when he said that to follow him, we must take up our own cross?

Rescue One More CEO Scott Lambie with the first child the organization rescued

On our knees: Introducing our first rescue.

We want to introduce you to the first child we rescued. Meet 9-year-old Flora*. Flora is a fun-loving, precocious, and energetic child. You’d never know from meeting her that she’d experienced a brutal attack.


He escaped from jail to exact revenge. Here’s what happened next.

Right now, children’s lives are in danger. Girls who’ve reported cases of abuse or escaped trafficking are living in fear for their lives.

Girls like 5-year-old Tisha* who was being abused in her home by a family member.


She was collecting water when he attacked. Now he’s behind bars!

Earlier this month (April 2022), a child rapist was arrested in Mukono, Uganda, a bustling town on the outskirts of the capital city, Kampala. Like a predator, he laid in wait to pounce on the next innocent, defenseless, and vulnerable child who wandered across his path.


The Real Heroes in the Fight Against Child Sexual Violence

We could tell you we’re the heroes. We could tell you we’re the ones rescuing girls; we’re the ones working hard to meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs; we’re the ones bringing an end to sexual violence in Uganda. But the truth is, we’re not the heros. They are.


Macy’s Story: Beauty From Ashes

9 months ago (in August 2021), 13-year-old “Macy”* found herself pregnant after being brutally attacked by a gang. Despite pressure from her family to abort, she decided to keep her baby.


Learning How to Dream Big

10 years ago (in Oct. 2011), if you’d asked Vanessa about her dreams for her future, she would have told you she didn’t have any.


Divine Appointments & Connections

On Saturday, I received a text from Cissy. “Uncle, there’s a girl in my village that needs help,” she said. She went on to tell me about “Macy,” a 13-year-old who was raped by several men in her village. She’s now five months pregnant.


Vanessa’s Story of Hope & Healing

Ten years ago [Oct. 2011], Scott and I walked into a government office in Kampala, Uganda, and saw a little girl sitting quietly in the corner. The little girl, the child protection officer explained, had run away from home after years of sexual abuse. He didn’t know what to do with her because there were no systems in place to help children experiencing abuse.