With global warming and lack of COVID shots for 48,000,000 people, Uganda has suffered greatly but life must go on, right? If Edwin and Precious are not on the compound, they're more than likely attending funerals. On a good note, we've finally started constuction again; food is being planted and the sun is starting to peak out.
Edwin and Precious have found three children that would have been on their way to the streets if they hadn't intervened. Yes, they're sick, they're scared and they don't have any idea what it means to have food or be loved by others. Wow! are they in for a surprise. They're currently getting medical checkups and when approved by our doctor, they will enter our gates. There's always the fear of having to leave another home but they will realize in time, this family will love them and leaving is not in an issue.
Meet Jeremiah and Remma his twin sister. Their mother was mentally challenged and raped. She delivered both children on the streets of Jinja and disappeared immediately after giving birth. The father is unknown, so the police took both babies to an orphanage. That orphanage closed five years later due to lack of money, so a village leader took both children into his home with five children of his own. When Precious found them, they were naked and had nothing but each other. In all her compassion, she brought them to Home of Angels to feed and clothe them. The village leader was finding it difficult to provide for them, so with recent permission from our probation officer, we have been able to bring them into a real family who were waiting for them.
Ptarmigan Primary School
Our new gate to the school
Schools have finally started but it's sad that only two schools in our community were able to open their doors. HOA and a Muslim school. Throughout the two years of COVID-19 closures, teachers and owners had to find work elsewhere to survive. We were able to keep our qualified staff because of an amazing family that built this school. Ptarmigan Family Foundation cared enough to continue the support for their school in hopes that we will eventually be able to run it on our own with student fees. It's our aim to be self-sustainable and this will really help us to get there. Thanks to this wonderful family.
For the sponsors... can you find your child? You might not recognize them because I can hardly identify them from being gone for two years. All I can see now are beautiful smiles, but I remember when they came through our gates so scared and hungry. These kids have learned so much living at Home of Angels and we are convinced that one day they'll go out into the world making a difference.
There are currently 101 enrolled students going to Ptarmigan primary school. Parents that can afford schooling are bringing them from all different areas of Uganda and finding them housing for each term.
Nothing is impossible because here they all are, dressed in a real school uniform and learning to speak English. These children are from very poor families that live all around us. Every day they've watched the other kids coming to school but never dreamed they would have the same chance. Can you imagine how proud they are? This is just one of the reasons why our community cares so much for us. They know how much we've cared about them over the years also.
No matter what's happening in our troubled world, we choose to smile and get on with the growing pains. We know that God is in full control and He won't be letting us down until we finish. Thanks to everyone for following our story and helping us to help these children and the many suffering around us.