After glorious travel mercies and uneventful world wide flights we arrived before midnight loading nine plastic bins and three large duffels onto the top of the van. Our apartment was pristine clean after hours of time Julie put into restoring it from chaos. I will probably give up my apartment after this trip. There is a room at the children’s home for me where I can keep my things. I love this little place that has been our home away from home a couple of years now. It is fifteen minutes away from the kids new home so it doesn’t make sense to keep it. Kira especially loves it here, but I think she will greatly enjoy being able to have sleep overs in the girls rooms at the house! There is a nice hotel at the bottom of our road where visitors can stay when they come visit and be able to walk to the children’s home.
The Camerons are equipped and prepared to manage this children’s home. After this trip, I won’t need to be involved in the day to day details, only the important decisions. I also will make fewer trips each year allowing them the resources to make a visit home once a year. I look forward to promoting their leadership while I am here. I’m excited to give them wings and hopeful the staff appreciates the opportunity to learn and grow from this gifted and talented young couple. The Cameron’s are fantastic bible teachers. They have fully accepted the challenge of creating an atmosphere of excellence for the benefit of the children at Kirabo Seeds.
The children were a milieu of sounds, energy, and excitement today as they played. It is a relief to see how happy, intelligent, curious, sensitive and individual they are. Each time I see them I’m so thankful God has allowed me to serve him by helping these children discover the hidden potential inside them and to develop that potential into delightful characteristics that please and honor God. Most of all this trip I’m looking forward to taking long walks with each child so I can hear all about their Christmas, school friends, their favorites and worsts and their hopes and fears. Keeping these children safe, protected, healthy, and loved is how I give back to God all the love he has given to me. I am so honored to serve these children. And thank you to all who help us make this life possible for them. God is the father to the fatherless, and he accomplishes this by using regular people with his kind of extraordinary love. We are so grateful for you. (I’ll try to add photos tomorrow…the internet is too slow and I really need to beat down my jet lag.)