Monday, January 24, 2022

The Beauty of Brokenness

 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.

Piece by piece, these children have been put back together.  Look at the results!

Due to our economic environment, some of our long-time sponsors have had to suspend their sponsorships.  If anyone would be interested in filling their spots, please let me know and I will send you an introduction and information of that child's life.  

The children in our Home of Angels have suffered tremendously in their short lives.  These children have watched their parents die: abandoned to live alone on the streets and subjected to neglect and abuse.  They've been targets for all sorts of cruelty.

At our Home of Angels, we bring these children into a safe home; provide care, nutrition, support and much needed love.

As a child sponsor, you can make a big difference in the life of one of these kids.  For a minimum of $40.00 a month, or $480.00 annually, you can help us to raise a child.  Just contact me for all the information and I will get right back to you.  Thank-you.

Thank you so much for standing with us to help the less fortunate in Uganda.  Whether it was helping our orphaned children or the many suffering in our community from lack of food and water, "we" and "they" are truly grateful to you all for caring.   God bless you all.


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