... to know that right now, our son Richard is on his way to the village to bring blankets, mosquito nets and much needed FOOD to the 3 orphaned children he is now caring for (one of which is his biological sister, we found out)!
This was made possible through some thoughtful, caring and generous friends of ours! Yippeeee Jesus!!! THANK YOUUUUU!!!!
There is also some planning in the pipelines for some sustainable way to feed them and the old lady caring for them long-term, but this will take some time.
In the meantime, I go to bed happy to know that these children are loved by this woman (very much so, I'm told, and no, she really doesn't want to give them up to an orphanage) and also by Richard, and most of all by their Daddy, who cares enough about them to touch people's hearts around the world to allow them to EAT and BE WARM at night!!!
Father of the fatherless...
I can SO imagine their exuberant joy at the sight of the provisions arriving!!!
So simple - small acts of kindness - yet - so BIG!
These kids will get to hear about their loving Father in heaven! Praying that they will also get a revelation of him and enter into relationship with HIM!
Friday, June 1, 2012
One of the highlights of my recent trip to Uganda was the day I got to visit with Praise -
and the surprise that GOD had in store for her at the end of the day when she got to meet the team from "International Voice for the Orphan" and tell her most amazing story.
I totally felt that this connection was from GOD!
You can read about the whole story here - it all started with my broken tooth.
Fast-forward to this week-end:
That same ministry is taking another team to Uganda -
and I am tickled pink about one of 3 main projects they are hoping to accomplish:
Give a clean water system for Praise and her 24 orphans!!!
This just ROCKS and MAKES.MY.DAY!!!
And I know it's gonna bless Praise's (nonexistent) socks off her!!!!
Read what Linny Saunders wrote about it on her very popular blog:
There are even a couple of photos of Praise on the night that she met with the team.
Just after she had told her story. Not to be missed!
What a beautiful young woman - inside and out!
She really deserves all the help and support she can get!
If you're in the USA and want to contribute to the purchase of this very efficient long-term water solution for Praise, just follow the link in the post.
Wouldn't it be AWESOME to have a part in this LIFE-GIVING project and change the statistic of
one child dying of contaminated water every 20 seconds!
It seems that they are not too far off from the goal.
Just a bit left.