Thursday, October 9, 2008

Jinja

This morning was spent at Canaan Children's home. It was a wonderful morning. . but unfortunately, blogger is having trouble adding more pics. . so you just have 3 from there! We spent our time making balloon animals and playing with little ones. This was an amazing place. . but I'll write more when I can post pictures. I just had to get to this precious picture of Christine (one of the girls on our trip) Isn't this sweet? We were also met today by Katie Borchert and her sweet Liberians. . .what fun that was!! It was crazy to actually meet Katie HERE in Uganda! She is a gem and her kids are fabulous!!! I'll add those pics later too!



We then headed to Amazima Ministries. . you know, Katie Davis'!!! As soon as we pulled up, we heard the singing. . .beautiful LOUD singing! I can tell you that walking into that room brought tears to my eyes. Meeting the children that my friend gives her life for was moving beyond measure. Oh Katie (I know you are reading this) I LOVE them!!! Ms. Olive spoke for many minutes about the hope that you give them. . about your inspiration. . about your love for them. . .above and beyond any muzungu (white person) they have ever seen. It was incredible sitting with little Sarah on my lap. (check back stories on Katie's blog for her story) Having spent many tears crying over that little one waking up to her mama dead and then holding her in real life was almost surreal. Uncle Raul taught the kids and sang songs next which was just precious! Katie, we can see his sweet heart for Jesus! The kids learned about Saul's conversion in real words that helped them apply it! Then, it was off to dinner. For most of the kiddos, this was probably their only meal of that day and they ate it! They were so excited to have the added benefit of chicken for dinner tonight too. . hey, we have to make it a party when we come to town! (PS for anyone wanting to help Katie out ever, they can add chicken to their dinner for $65). All that to say. . I just LOVE these children! Katie, I spent most of the evening with sweet Agnus!! She didn't want me to leave. . .I think I must have reminded her of you! She just kept burying her head in my chest and hugging me. . oh my, i could have stayed there all night! I will tell you guys that these kids MISS their "Mommy Katie". Katie is back in the states for college and desparately wants to come home (here!) for Christmas. If you want to help that happen, you can. Do you have american express points, you can call Continental and add them to One Pass account GV852492 yep, I'm always trying to promote someone! Make fun of me sure. . but go give some of your credit card points to help these kids see someone who has poured Jesus love into them!















13 comments:

Dearest Jessica said...

That looks like so much fun!

Kelly said...

I'm crying because I'm so jealous! I know you will meet your sweet Jesus in new and teachable moments this week!

Blog Shmog said...

Looks like you are having such a great trip! Love the pictures. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh how i wish I was there with you guys!! How sweet you got to meet Katie's kids! Christie

Amy said...

Isnt Raoul just the best guy EVER!?!?! one of my best friends in the whole world is dating him and they are a match made in heaven! Did you get to meet Tula and Matoke too while you were there?:) Katie loves those dogs:P So glad to see how much your blogging! I love it!

Jackie Sue said...

Just loving these posts :) Makes me cry. I want to go....oh my. I don't know if David would allow it...not sure he could handle me falling in love with another country. Oh well, I will live vicariously through you. Hug some children for me. Maybe a 9 year old girl :) in particular!!!! Kiss them too. Oh how I would love that! Keep posting...use that blonde hair if you must...for such a time as this :) Praying for your trip. love ya!

Anonymous said...

So you didn't get to meet Katie??
I want to meet her!!
Take good care of our pastor and see that he gets home safely.
Our God is amazing, right? Who could believe you all could be over there.....only God delivers dreams that big!
love and prayers for everything He wants for you all--
lisa e

julie said...

thanks for the pics brandi. love the pic of you. looks like your having a grand ol' time with the kiddos! keep writing!
julie

julie said...

thanks for the pics brandi. love the pic of you. looks like your having a grand ol' time with the kiddos! keep writing!
julie

julie said...

thanks for the pics brandi. love the pic of you. looks like your having a grand ol' time with the kiddos! keep writing!
julie

Laura said...

tears... so glad that you guys are experiencing this, plus you get to have time with Jamin and all those cute little brown faces. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Oh, they are BEAUTIFUL...sweet sweet smiles, and deep eyes... I wish I could be there...
Love you -
Renae

auntie katie said...

you are holding my children and i couldn't be more jealous. but i also couldn't be more happy that you are blessing them :) thank you!!