As we have been here one of our biggest joys has been spending time with the children who live at the Home Again House. This orphanage is full of smiling children who are eager to love and be loved.
There are approximately eight infants, twenty to twenty five toddlers, and many older students who live in boarding school most of the year but still consider Home Again their home. There are a few Mommas who provide care around the clock and other volunteers who come to help when needed. These women work extremely hard to cook, clean, do laundry, and encompass the role of a mother in all of these children’s lives. Although their resources are very limited, they continually strive to provide for these children.
As we have had the privilege to spend time with these beautiful babies, the burden of their needs has laid very heavy on our hearts. We feel that God is calling us to do what we can to make Home Again a safer and more efficient environment. We feel that we should show God’s love by not only spending time with them, hugging, kissing, and playing with them, but also by providing for their physical needs.
Last week, we had the opportunity to go with the Mommas to buy clothes for the babies. We also had the joy of handing out a suitcase of toys. In a place where toys are a luxury, these children were absolutely elated and overjoyed to receive even the simplest of toys. Both of these provisions were possible through the generosity of Embrace Uganda supporters.
Though we were thankful for the opportunity to provide these supplies, there are still many pressing needs that require our immediate attention. Some of their needs include: a continual supply of diapers and wipes, mosquito nets, soap, medications, etc. We would love for people to visit the Embrace Uganda website to help raise awareness.
Please consider donating to help these precious children. More importantly, please join us in prayer for Home Again and the ministry of God’s love taking place there.
For those who are interested in donating go to www.e and select “Greatest Needs” from the pull down menu. During the PayPal checkout process specify in the “Add special instructions to the seller” box that you would like your donation to go to the baby house or Home Again!