Can you imagine for a moment that you and your spouse agree to quit your jobs, sell your things, pack up some essentials, tote your two babies for 24 hours on airplanes and arrive in Uganda where you will begin managing a children’s home with seventeen children?
That’s courage. If God weren’t the one poking them to go it would surely be crazy. It still might be crazy but at least they have their faith as a guide. And they both have a passion and calling to the ministry of orphan care.
Darren and Mary Beth Cameron have been living in Uganda now for a month. They are well acquainted with the staff and the children. Their new landscape of life is taking shape. Their home and work routines are forming. I get to speak with them on the phone regularly to help guide their adjustment. I love thinking through the issues at hand with them. It’s invigorating to have help.
There’s always some sort of problem to solve. One of our kids is struggling in school and in need of extra help. The car we bought last year is burning oil and the best we can do is get rid of it and start looking for a new one. I’m so thankful Darren has auto mechanic knowledge. The boy’s dorm is still under construction. No problem is too great now that we have the Cameron’s there.
It seems now at Kirabo Seeds it is time to spruce up and make some adjustments so we can do this great work for God with excellence. We are looking forward to understanding how we can strive towards personal best in all we do knowing it will bring great joy to God. We can set some new goals. This effort matters because the children will benefit.
It’s satisfying to know we have tried our best and made a difference in these children’s lives. They will be able to fulfill their potential, set goals, reach them and live their lives with adequate independence. Maybe some of them will enter leadership roles in their communities and share the good teaching about God and loving others well. We can only hope that where ever they go and what ever they do they will have the security in their hearts to know they were well loved. We can only hope they will share what we’ve tried to give them with others God puts in their paths.