In February 2014, during a Young Living trip to Hawaii for the Drive to Win promotion, OIL SISTA Jessica Gianelloni was able to meet Gary & Mary Young, who suggested that we bring oils on our yearly trips to Uganda. This is when we first learned of the Young Living Foundation. After our 2014 summer trip to Uganda, OIL SISTAS was recognized by Young Living for our time in Uganda. What a huge honor to not only receive such a generous donation of oils and products through the YL Foundation, but to also have our story told.
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In the summer of 2015, Young Living Director of Global Philanthropy Nikki Davis, and the YL film crew accompanied us on our yearly trip to Uganda. During this time, the Young Living Foundation began partnerships with 3 of the African organizations we love: Sole Hope, African Hearts, and Healing Faith Uganda.
Shortly after this trip we attended Young Living Convention where YL members raised 1.2 million dollars towards these new partnerships! Wow! During convention, OIL SISTA Jessica Gianelloni was honored to receive the Spirit of the Foundation award. This was huge honor that reflects the hearts of all OIL SISTAS. Our hearts are to serve and give back! What an honor it is to be apart of the Young Living Foundation.
In August 2015, a team of OIL SISTAS returned back to Uganda with Young Living to further establish the partnerships. We spent time serving in orphanages, loving on kids in the slums, & delivering mosquito nets. Click HERE to learn about our time with one of the ministries Healing Faith Uganda, the mosquito net ministry.
Oil Sistas involvement with the Young Living Foundation has definitely become part of our WHY! Watching Young Living Foundation merge with the ministries we serve in Uganda has been nothing short of a miracle. What a good and faithful God we serve!