Life has completely changed for the children at the orphanage in Uganda. They have now begun to go to school at the good private school where the classrooms are small and the teachers are nice. The school is appropriately named: Good Hope. They have books to learn from, new friends, and two meals during the day to eat, and shoes that fit their feet. Some of them have written me letters to say thank you for all the good changes in their lives. They love their beds, and eating at tables, and learning at school every day.
I just need to pause and take a deep breath. I am in awe.
I’ve been having a fun time here spreading their stories and waiting for God to touch hearts. I have connected willing people who want to help with the great needs directly to the children. And now we can see results in just five short months after first meeting them. That’s all I’ve done really. And I’ve been having a lot of fun all the while. God is the one in action. I’m just the delivery girl. Sometimes I carry pom-poms.
I am so relieved some of the very basics of life are becoming realities in theirs. For example, at school they can eat two times, and then go home and eat again at night! They just don’t have to wonder any more if there’s going to be enough food. They can wake up in the morning and with the first thought of “what am I going to get to eat today” they can learn to believe that won’t be a problem anymore.
When they go to sleep at night they can be comfortable and rest on a soft mattress.
Soon they will not only realize, but begin to believe anything they want to become is possible. I shudder to think what they thought before. Perhaps when there are so many hungers, so much sadness, and loneliness on a minute to minute basis there’s no room in the heart to dream of the future.
Well there is now.
And it’s all just getting started.
I feel so blessed to see such dramatic changes in their lives happen so immediately because people within my reach on the other side of their world have tender hearts willing to reach out, help, and share.
Thank you all! These children are the future of our world. One may become the next artist to put work in a museum. Another may become a fair government leader. There may be a future doctor or dentist there who will love their patients and help them heal. There may be pastors, teachers, or engineers. Whatever it is God has set in their abilities to become, they should have the opportunity to realize that potential.
These seeds have just been planted.
Won’t it be the prettiest garden ever?
So you can see now why we call ourselves: Kirabo Seeds….we are spreading gifts that spark life to grow in unimaginable and remarkable ways.