What is brokenness? I understand it as a state of strong emotional pain that stops someone from living a normal life. Twelve years ago when I arrived in Mpumudde, Uganda, that's what I witnessed for the first time. Watching children picking weeds on the side of the road so they wouldn't starve was an eye-opener for me. Brokenness, caused by poverty, homelessness and starvation, just to name a few.
We can't put everything back together at once but we can take each broken part and put it back piece by piece. Over the years Edwin basically went looking for these broken children, trusting God to give him the wisdom and skill in making them whole again. Today, with the help of his wonderful wife Precious, those children that were approved to live at Home of Angels are now put back together thriving as brothers and sisters in a home where they are loved.
This past month has been very difficult with COVID-19 at HOA and in the Jinja area. Both Edwin and Precious contracted it along with John, our contractor and his workers. The children were once again evacuated to Malindi village to prevent them for getting it too. Edwin had no chance for any updated pictures at this time so I thought it would be fun to surprise you with a video that we put on YouTube of the children and life around our community of Mpumudde.