Edwin and I have always believed that each one of God's children has a special purpose and a unique personality. Each child that has entered Home of Angels has their own devastating story to tell and believe me, some of those stories are heart-wrenching. Most of us are led to believe that happiness is a final destination when they come into a home like ours but it's a journey and doesn't happen overnight.
Thirteen years later, we are now starting to see the results and it's been all worth the wait. The trust is there; they have a family who loves them and most of all, they know that God is in full control of their lives. They can go into the community and help the poor and the widow; they can help provide food to the hungry and most of all, they show the people that they really care with their smiles and love.
We wanted to also let you know that an assessment was done on our Ptarmigan primary school by the District Education Officer for Jinja and surrounding districts. Our kids were tested in their level of English abilities and they did so well, we were rated #1 school in Jinja and also #1 for the best environment for learning. What an honour.
Edwin was also called to attend a meeting with the probation and police officers. They wanted to get permission to use HOA as a role model of a good home to raise children. It's to do with feeding the children with healthy food, separation of girls and boys at night and so on. Many children in orphanages have no skills to survive when they leave and the boys usually end up in prison and the girls get pregnant.
Speaking personally, I want you to know that our God is an amazing God. When I see all the things that have happened, I'm blown away. It's not Edwin and Precious and it's not an old lady and a loaf of banana bread. He's used all of us, including many of you to be a part of this amazing family. Thank you!!
In order to make sure our kids have a trade under their belt, we are building a small house they can stay in when they must leave HOA at 18-years-old. This will only be for girls as the boys are still young. Thank you Ames Family Foundation for your kind hearts. We're thinking of making some more "John's John" over here.
We had to have this video put on YouTube for it to work properly for sound but this is our surprise for you. Every child at Home of Angels is now speaking fluent English like Lovisa is here. Lovisa is the same girl that acted in the "Human Project" a few years ago. Before that, she rarely ever spoke. The children wanted to thank the Ptarmigan family for the education they're getting so our shy Lovisa volunteered to speak. They are all so grateful for the education they're getting here.
I have to share one more thing. In our nursery school, the tiny little ones are learning English also. They go home after school each day, have dinner and continue speaking English. The families are so surprised and are learning a few words from them.