We recently took in Ivan...a little boy from the north that spoke neither English or Luganda. A child that had Kwashiorkor (lack of protein), or our most recent child, Yasin, a 4-year old that has never seen anything but a mud hut and jiggers. Look what God has given us....children with no hope and we were chosen to give them a life of structure and love. We feel so blessed.
We are presently looking for 2 more children. The 2nd children's home is almost completed and we will soon be able to house another 35+ kids, taking only 2 at a time. The reason being, the kids we are looking for have suffered with either sickness or no adult in their life. We will need to nurture them back to health and ingrain trust into them, so 2 at a time is as fast as we choose to go. The children in our Home of Angels currently are excited to help these new ones to gradually fit into this pattern of living. That is their past and they understand better than anyone how they have suffered.
I want to acknowledge the children in our country as well. We have these amazing kids that want to make a difference. From ages 1 to 5 years at a pre-kindergarten up to kids in their teens wanting to help change a life and when given the opportunity to help, they give it everything they have. See below what these kids have done to help change our broken world. We need to acknowledge them in a very big way, because they too see the pain and suffering of other children around the world. The only difference is, they need an adult to guide them.
Our chickens are laying enough eggs daily that we can share them with the community, hospitals and places like Serving His Children. Ivan's life was basically saved at this wonderful home. Renee and her team take malnourished children from the villages, teach the caregiver how to feed the child and also teach about nutrition. Ivan was here 3 times, but this time, no one wanted him back home and she asked if we would take him to live with us. The answer was immediately yes. Ivan always wanted to go back for a visit but the idea of taking 120 eggs as a gift made him feel so special. He was now giving back.
Edwin took Alan and Ivan to the elderly/mentally challenged home where they had a chance to give the people their first eggs in years.
|Kaelin and Courtney really loving this.....|
Thank you Marlaina for helping Mutesi. Edwin bought her soap, rice, poncho and beans with your donation.
We have a new classroom. We made the old room into another boy's bedroom but this one
is much bigger, a fresh coat of paint and more light. Edwin is having a discussion with the kids as to what each child is struggling with in school. I will then plan lessons together with the books they use, to help them at home. Internet is wonderful when it comes to this. Thanks again Nina for all the things you donated for this room. Bookshelves are presently being built along with more tables.
We will have an update on the next blog regarding the goats. Edwin has been so busy trying to put everything together at the home that he and David haven't had a chance to go to the village and take pictures for the blog. As for now we have close to 50 goats that have cleared the vet's inspection and are rapidly growing.
Thanks again everyone for helping us. It looks like we are so close to the end but we still need to find donations for operating costs and sponsors for the kids. Please contact me if you find it in your hearts to help us to help the children.
God bless all of you