Long long ago before I ever laid eyes on our baby girl Kira, while she was an infant in her baby home in Kampala, a mission team visited her home. Someone found photos of the kids on the internet and I was able to see more photos of her than I’d seen before! I contacted Sharon who was on that team and she was able to answer many of my nervous mama questions and alleviate my anxiety. It was one of the great blessings during that hard long wait for our court date. I even made a small baby brag book of the photos and shared it with everyone I met, “see this is my baby girl!”
Sharon began to read my blog and keep up with our adoption. While we were in Kampala for our adoption I visited my friend’s school and she needed eleven more kids to get sponsors so I posted it on my blog. Sharon signed up right away and began to Sponsor Stella. Meanwhile Sharon finished college and signed up to do mission work with YWAM. As their trip to Uganda with the team drew near she asked if they could come serve in our Kirabo Seeds children’s home! Of course! And as it worked just perfectly in God’s planning, I was there in Uganda at that time to meet the team as they passed through to Masaka for other work. They arrived at our home with the children the day I left to journey home and were able to spend two fun days working at Kirabo Seeds. This is the email I received from Sharon last night… (sharon is wearing the gray shirt and blue skirt)
I wanted to thank you for allowing us to come to Kirabo Seeds. You have such an amazing home there! We really fell in love with all the children! They are simply amazing! This has been by far my favorite place on this whole trip. I felt so welcomed and at home while working with Kirabo Seeds. Thanks so much for taking the time to meet our team, that was a real treat for us! Kira was the talk of our team, she is precious! Everyone really loved her! Oh and just so you know (which I’m sure you do, haha) Phiona is amazing! She was such a blessing to us all! We really love her! We were so blessed by her hard working servants heart. Thank you so much for paying for our meals! That was quite a surprise! I really fell in love with little Marvin!! He stole my heart! In the morning on the first day he was a little shy and reserved but slowly he warmed up to me after I included him in the activities. Before long he was running around with a huge smile on his face and full of laughter. During the water balloon games he was screaming with excitement. He is amazing! I really hope I can see him and all the other children again!! I could totally see myself working with Kirabo Seeds again soon! I’ll pray hard about it and keep you updated. Thank you for all you dedication and hard work you have put into this ministry! I can’t even imagine how hard it must have been. But seeing now how God has provided such an amazing family out of it must really be a huge blessing to you and your family!
So much has happened in three years. A girl I never met became such a special part of my life. I was so encouraged by this message. I myself feel the God dust all over our ministry and especially when I am at the home with the children. Everyone who enters our home can feel it too. A good mix of faith, love and hard work and struggle has allowed us to enjoy these sixteen children in our home. There’s no doubt in my mind that our future with these children is going to be the most fun we could ever imagine.
Today as I write there are three separate events about to happen to help us raise funds to keep our ministry going. A friend in New Jersey is having a party and featuring our charity as a fundraiser. Marisa who owns Chosita Collections is selling our things in Boerne’s market days. And Evolve, the local boutique is having an event today for Valentine’s day featuring our charity as a great way to give love. I’ll be there to meet shoppers from 12-3 and share stories about our children in Uganda.
All of these events were inspired by my friends! I never had to ask for anyone to help. That’s one way I can see God moving and working to keep Kirabo Seeds going. I am so thankful for the help. I am going to finish this now so I can go tag merchandise and deliver them to Boerne this morning for the sales. In the next couple weeks I’ll feature some of the items I have for sale here on the blog in case anyone wants to purchase things from Uganda and help us keep the home for children bursting with laughter.