Youth Mission Trip to Uganda | Blog 3
We have Had the opportunity over the past two mornings to work with Abaana on the street which was a bit of a shock to the team. We met many children who live on the street and depend on collecting bottles for food. We got to serve them breakfast which was a cup of juice and local food called chapati. After breakfast we had a very competitive game of football to say the least, our very own Owen scored 5 goals and Nev has been quite sore these two days after a dodgy slide tackle.
After games we gathered the boys together and Beth and Owen got to share the story of Paul and Joseph with them about how God can transform our lives when we trust and believe in him. We were amazed by their welcome and their joy as they sung songs of praise to Jesus. The boys had the chance to visit a doctor in the medical tent and receive whatever medical care they needed. To finish the morning the team served the boys lunch.
New life homes
In the afternoon over the past two days we visited the new life homes, it is here that sponsored street children are brought to get food and school with the hope after 3 years of being reunited with their family. There was such an overwhelming joy for the team to see the difference the homes have made to the boys, with a few sharing their stories with us which was very humbling to listen to.
It was also a great privilege for everyone to meet Derick again and finding out that he wants to be a pastor and is the chair of his SU in school!!!!
We finished our afternoons mixing together with the kids and forming ‘families’, a few of our team mixing with a few of the kids, spending time praying for them and their future.
Lee was also in his element trying to catch the New Life Home’s chickens with the New Life boys, many laps around the homes were made before a successful catch. as can be seen from the pictures below!
We finished each evening In the fields playing games with the new life boys and children from the local school, our final evening was spent helping the locals pump water from the well, entertaining the local kids with some dancing and games.
Over the past two days we have seen the power sponsorship has, the new life homes have the capacity to hold 40 Boys from the street but at the moment only has 26.
Thank you for all your prayers and support. We would love prayer for continued health as we travel to a more rural part of Uganda (we won’t have internet access for the next few days so our next blog will be Thursday)
Beth, Lee and Vicki