Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Oh life is insane….so many things to do and never enough time to complete them all.

Quick kid update-we have 2 new faces in the house these days: Allafat, and Shadia! Allafat- a 2 years old boy who suffers from severe malnutrition, his Mom is currently staying here to assist in his care. Shadia: 11 day old baby girl whose mother died during labor. She is staying here for a few months until she’s stable enough to go live with her very old Grandmother.

Life is never dull here!

As I have not had time to blog very much, and will most likely not in the next few weeks, I would like to direct you to our current volunteer’s blog: www.livinghislove.blogspot.com For the next 2 weeks I have 3 girls staying with me! McClain, Candace, and Megan! They have already been a HUGE help, and I look forward to working together with them in the coming weeks! God has sent them at the perfect time, and I am so grateful for their hands and willing hearts!! Check out their blog and read about the adventures God is taking them on here in Uganda!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

One life at a time...

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed
a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference, it's impossible!” After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf.
Then, smiling at the man, he said…” I made a difference for that one.”

Sometimes I get overwhelmed with a sense of hopelessness. There are so, so many hurting, hungry children; I want to help them all, but can’t. I want to save every life, but it’s impossible.

There are thousands, millions of children suffering from malnutrition all over the world today. Every year over 15,000,000 children die of hunger. We can’t save the lives of even one percent of the precious little boys and girls who will die this year. The situation is seemingly hopeless. Why try? But as we work, sifting through the sand our fingertips grasp something, someone and with the help of our Healing Savior we attempt to cast that little one back into the ocean… It’s not always easy to pick them up, to lift them out of the sand, but as we do beauty is unveiled; life is found, a life that has simply been waiting for someone to pull them out from under the tide that is ever washing over them.

It's true, we cannot save every life, but we can save a few...