I am excited to share that the children at Kirabo Seeds in Uganda had another out reach event in the community a week ago. Robert took photos of it, but his camera was swindled. It went missing and no one wants to accuse. It happens. If you don’t keep your things tightly under watch they disappear and no one knows a thing about it.
I did a little pressing to get this outreach moving. Everyone wants to do it, but the children have school on Saturdays! Squeezing it in after a day of school was quite an effort for all, but I was sure it would be something that would lift them all up and remind them we are more than a family, we are a ministry. The event did just that.
The children were sent out into the community to seek their former neighbors and invite any children they could find to come learn about the bible and have something to eat. It’s the food that will bring anyone for anything. Yet it is the word of God that will truly feed them what they most hunger to know. The children encountered some rude adults who couldn’t be bothered and it frustrated them a little, but in all many children came to participate.
Paul and Dickson preached the message and they both reported how well the children listened. Angela taught songs, and many books were shared. They had an eating competition (yuck) and our Daniel won. Everyone was so pleased he could stuff so much food into his belly in a short time. All of the children who came were impatient about the food, and greedy. It was sad for our kids to see them have bad manners with eating. But I am sure the team reminded our kids that these children do not get regular meals with so much variety every day. They aren’t sure when they will eat so well again. I feel like we should offer the children as much food as we can until they are completely satisfied. The thought of hungry children is one that makes my breath shorten. I can’t bear it. It is such a pleasure to have raised the resources to be able to feed the community children once a month. I can only hope we will be able to hire a team member who can take this project on and do it once a week! Look out! My mind is spinning and I’m motivated to grow our ministry in this direction.
Our children are eager to learn how to be leaders and this is good practice for them. We teach them carefully about humility and sharing what has been so abundantly showered upon them. They embrace this so well. We do not want to raise spoiled entitled children who take for granted what God has done in their lives. This project of going out to the community to share what they receive in their home every day is a beautiful way for Kirabo Seeds to reach more children with the love of God.
After the event the team has a meeting with our children to learn what their experience was like. All of them agreed it would be great to do it again. They like having the opportunity to interact with other children. They were all confused to see the terrible manners over the eating situation. Finally they all have ideas about sharing the word of God with the children. We have now given them two opportunities to experiment with this sort of outreach. I am learning so much about how we can refine this project and make it more effective in so many ways. I’m thrilled so see God move us in this direction so we can make an impact on more children. So sorry I couldn’t share the photos of this event. Next time I am sure the camera will be protected. And it won’t be long before there is a next time. God is at work for the children, they are the future of Uganda. Planting seeds of his truth and love could grow a forest of righteousness. I so want to be useful as a ministry to children who are mostly overlooked. It isn’t common to focus on teaching the bible to children in a way that is suited to their level of understanding. The bigger churches do it well, but these are children in our reach who attend village churches. The village churches focus more on teaching the adults. We have a great opportunity to make an eternal impact on countless children. This is what lights my fire!!