Thursday, September 1, 2011

our own home

Often times when i go to homes or organizations, i ask myself, do people know what you're doing? Honestly though, do people really know how much sacrifice and work you put into growing the Lords kingdom? How much time and effort you put into these orphans and widows? I find myself asking these questions whenever i go to our own home, an orphanage that is filled with around forty HIV positive children. Even though they have been faced with one of the most treacherous struggles of their lives, they seem to be some of the happiest people i have seen in Uganda. The joy that they express when they are with each other is indescribable and the love that is given to them is beautiful. It is rare to see love and affection being shown to children in Uganda, yet alone children who are HIV positive. This is why its a breath of fresh air to come to this home. The children are loved and are taught how to love. Its a beautiful thing to see.

Morgan is the girl behind it all. She has been working with our own home for a year and a half. She lives in the house with all of the kids and is with them all day, six days a week. I became close with her over the year and i was there and she is such an awesome person. Every time i see her with her kids, i see the Lord's love being shared. I see laughter. I see a future for these kids. I see happiness. But what i never see is exhaustion and weakness. I think He has given her that strength.

And in those moments when i find myself asking, does the world really know what you're doing? I hear the Lord answer, they will.

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread love everywhere you go. - Mother Teresa

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