Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday

So, we were half successful today. After sitting down and figuring out what everything was likely to cost we went to the bank so I could get the money. As it turns out, you can only withdraw $300 at a time so we ended up just buying exercise books and pencil crayons today and tomorrow we will go back for the school bags and batteries for the calculators. So, sorry, I know I said there would be pictures today but I want to wait until I have everything before I lay it all out and pack it into the school bags. If all goes well, I should have pictures for you tomorrow.

In the meantime, let me tell you a little more about Kids Club and more specifically, about the two guys who run it. Sam was orphaned as a young child and was raised by his aunt and uncle. He was sponsored as a child and is quick to tell you about the huge impact that had on his life and how much that sponsorship meant to him. As a result, Sam is extremely passionate about sponsorship specifically and also about ministering to children in general. In addition to running kids club, Sam is currently going to school at night and working full time in order to do that. He is studying commerce and his dream is to start his own business and hire employees so that he can do ministry full time. Bonny, unlike most children, was raised by his two parents but nevertheless faced much hardship in his life including the death of two of his siblings. At eight years old Bonny was selected as a member of the African Children’s Choir and after touring for a year he returned to Uganda and is being sponsored straight through university. Bonny loves music more than anyone I have ever known. In addition to Kids Club and going to school Bonny is very involved in many different ministries including training choirs all across East Africa. The one thing Bonny loves more than music however is children and his greatest dream is to take in up to a dozen orphans and raise them as his own.

Bonny and Sam are both godly and passionate young men who truly get what it means to be a follower of Christ and it was great to be able to spend time with them today. We went out for lunch today and Sam insisted on paying for me. When I tried to protest he replied, “The Bible says to share with others, no matter how little we have.”… We in North America could certainly learn a lot from these guys.

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