When the troubles of this world weigh heavy on our hearts, we can find comfort in the knowledge that He protects and fights for us. God seems to choose the unlikeliest people to do His work. It doesn't matter how old you are or where you're from, what matters is that you trust Him and respond to others with love.
For 15 years I've travelled back and forth to Uganda and still find it difficult to grasp the reality of the poverty and the sickness. We've all been a team of servants witnessing how our Great God used ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things for His Glory. To take the most vulnerable, provide them with Agape love and for all of us to have been able to witness the amazing results. If it wasn't for many of you helping us to make this possible, I can't imagine how some of these beautiful people would still be alive today. We have climate changes just like other parts of the world and uprisings in Sudan north of us with thousands coming south into Uganda. We have more than 28 refugee camps with the largest not far from us with 270,000 people.
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we will soon be starting to build a hostel for 200 children to attend our schools. The construction plans are completed and if we can build the first floor within 3 months, we will have accomplished it. We've always dreamed that one day we'll be self-sustainable and it looks like our dream will be coming true. In the meantime, we'd like to share some of our latest news with you.
You've met Corrie before! An amazing woman who has been collecting cans for Home of Angels since 2013. Hold on to your hats because you're not going to believe this. Corrie will be 90 years in 2024 and she has donated $32,899.00 over these past 11 years. She takes them to the bottle depot, monitors the cash register and quite often has to correct them because they missed a bottle. What a blessing you are Corrie for never giving up. All of us are very grateful for your huge heart.