I could jump up and down for joy right now -
just found out about a large donation given to Orphans kNOw More in Uganda
Even more blessed, as this gift is from a non-believer.
Guys, we can do it, too!
Look at beautiful Christine:
While in Uganda, we gave her a pair of school shoes we'd found in our garage that one of our kids had outgrown.
We almost didn't get the shoes to Uganda and had to kind of smuggle them in our hand luggage (along with 2 more pairs), cuz our suitcases were overweight.
BUT - amazingly - we DID get them there and into this precious 15-year-old's hands.
I felt that the 3 pairs of school shoes salvaged from our garage were to be symbolic of the first 3 children finding sponsors so that they could go to school.
Well, so far this hasn't happened - yet.
They've got the shoes but still no opportunity to wear them to school.
Here is Christine last week working a large field to earn money to pay school fees
(the photo was sent by my friend and co-worker Judith).
The amount she earns for the work will never be enough for school fees and YET, she does what she can.
That's just how I found the people of Uganda:
They are very hard-w0rking and resourceful with the little they have available.
Christine doesn't have a father anymore.
We met both her mother and grandmother.
Both have AIDS.
Christine has 7 siblings.
I met one of them, also a teenage girl - who also doesn't have the privilege to go to school.
I visited their home in the evening.
They were sitting in front of their humble hut with a Bible
Feeding on the Word of God
But no food to be seen anywhere near
I would SOOO love for her to find a sponsor that would pay her school fees.
It's not much
or 15 Euros/month
Not much, is it?!!!
But, oh, what HOPE this would inspire for Christine!
God has plans for a hope and a future for her!!!