I am a follower of Solomon when I have a problem to solve. I especially enjoy ecclesiastes because he wrote it at the end of his life, and reflected back on the whole experience giving a wise perspective. He’s the author of “a season for every activity under heaven”. As I feel the wave of God’s power in the work He’s asked us to do with Kirabo Seeds in helping orphaned children I have a good sense now that the time to tear down is behind us. The time to build is upon us. Our time to mourn is over and now it is time to dance.
I am thinking specifically about our tangle with a corrupt partner last year, and how the discovery and course of action to take was such treacherous ground for us to journey. There was so much pain in realizing we’d been duped. But like a resilient kid who has been tossed from an ornery pony, we brushed ourselves off, remounted, and we are ready for the ride.
We can celebrate and dance now because God has allowed us the privilege to find thirteen new children from deep in the village whose parents have all died from AIDS, leaving them without support. After a long and tiring three day search and investigation our team registered these children with Kirabo Seeds. We promised the children to get ourselves ready for them and return as soon as possible to give them a secure and safe home.
The old jjajjas who cared for them rejoiced. They never imagined people would come and help them out of their great difficulty, but God sent us, and we went. God is the father to the fatherless, and defender of widows. For us to see this with our own eyes over and over again is reward enough. But we also get to watch the children begin to thrive, learn, know Jesus, and grow.
Phiona took excellent photos of these children and I’ve been organizing their information the past couple days. What beautiful smiles they have. I look at these faces and read their stories, and I feel like a new mom. I can’t wait to hug them, look deep into their eyes and begin to know each and every one of their individual personalities. I hope we can unlock their potential and watch these children soar. I know God has a plan for each of these children and we want to help them discover it.
Each child needs three sponsors for us to help them grow in these life categories:
What we do not want is anyone to feel obligated. We know the children deserve real love and commitment and they want relationship with their sponsors. So it might not be you who can partner with a child to change their life, but you might know someone, or be able to help us spread the word to those who God has touched to reach out to these children. Will you help us help these kids?
While I search for sponsors, Phiona and the team in Kampala is searching for a temporary home we can rent. We’ll need to purchase beds, blankets, cooking utensils, clothing, and shoes. Julie has been in training to cook and manage the household, and she will be a solid source of strength for these children. We will pull in more young women to help during the day as well. We are so excited to get this in action. The day the children arrive in their new home is going to be a great day to celebrate. God has not forgotten them, He answered their cries for help, He saw their suffering, and He sent us.