Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Family Reunited!

A family is reunited! Praise God. We thank God for small favors He grants upon us. To be able to witness His goodness is a real blessing.

Recently two of our girls, Barbara and Sara, were blessed by a visit from their older brother Richard. He was interested in visiting where his sisters were living and how they are doing in their new school. It was during our visit with Richard that we learned more about their family. We talked about the deaths of their mother and father and how Richard who is only 19 has been doing his best to look after his siblings. We then learned of their youngest brother Robert. He has been staying with an uncle and Richard knew he wasn't in a good situation. The girls had not seen their little brother in nearly two years. The separation of this family was a very obvious burden to the eldest brother.

Tonight, Richard arrived with 12 year old Robert, to come and live at the Door of Hope, where he was greeted by his two sisters. Can you imagine this family reunited, all four of these kids together in one place after so much time? What a burden for this young man of just nineteen years; we can see the relief on Richard's face as he is proudly surrounded by his younger siblings. They all look up to him and you can see the love in their eyes.

Now that Richard has his family in one place he can continue his work in Kampala and only needs to worry about taking care of himself. He knows he can come to visit his family whenever he gets a chance. It is times like these that the supporters of this ministry, must know that they are doing God's work! Thank you to all of our supporters! How is it that all of you are to be here in this moment in their lives? Our youth is so short, yet so impactful in our lives, and what a difference a small turning point can make into a lifetime memory!

Psalm 68:5 A father to the fatherless, defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. 6 God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
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2 comments:

Jessica said...

I am so happy to hear of Babra's siblings reunion. Would you be able to let her know I miss her and still continue to pray for her, and I apologize for being so slow to write to her?

Lauren said...

This makes my heart rejoice! :)