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St. Kizito's Babies Home
As holiday approaches, children begin asking me daily, ''Teacha, when are be going to St. Kizito's?'' Usually I take three groups each holiday to visit their little 'brothers and sisters'. The LCH children love to
play with the babies as well as help feed and bathe them. I always encourage them that whatever friend they made at St. Kizito is now their baby to pray for because there might not be anyone else praying for them. It is such a joy seeing my kids serving the Lord and loving these little ones.
The Lulwanda children are very grateful to East Lake Fellowship in Burnet, Texas who graciously offered to sponsor this holiday’s visits to St. Kizito. Thank you so much!
The Good Neighbor Program
Lulwanda is blessed to be a blessing to 110 children that live in Bulolelo village. Thanks to our friends at MDPC, every term LCH children are able to invite their TGN friends to come for a day of fellowship and fun.
|Sharing porridge together for breakfast|
|S2 boys catching up after some time apart|
It was fun for me to have been part of filling a box in the States, wondering where it might end up. And now to be in Uganda on the receiving end and seeing the sheer joy and excitement as children received a gift in May, for no great reason other than the love of Jesus. (I know these gifts are meant for Christmas- hints the name- but the reality is that they are not delivered until about April, so it makes them fun gifts 'just because'.)
|Children playing with their friends on the playground|
Passing (or throwing- depending on how brave they were) bananas out the window, our bus became quite popular with the baboons.
Look Auntie, we're in Kenya! That's right. Lulwanda Children's Home is only 45 minutes (if the road is in good condition) from the Malaba boarder to Kenya. Children were excited to be able to go home and tell people that today they went to Kenya. They were also interested in the differences that were noticeable even at the boarder, such as license plates, police uniforms, road conditions, money, and language.
|Here we are crossing over 'no man's land'- the river/bridge dividing Uganda and Kenya|
|We always enjoy the holidays because our secondary students come back from school.|
As I mentioned at the beginning,
Our holiday has been wonderfully blessed, from crusades to chameleons and everything in between.
The boys found this little guy moving casually across the field in the front lawn. Trapping it under something one boy came running to my office to get me. 'Teacha we caught a chameleon. And it is BIG. And mean.''
Not really thinking they knew what a chameleon was, I went outside to see what they had. Sure enough, there it was. Unfortunately, the boys had been throwing stones near it so it was quite frightened and making hissing noises.
I told them to wait while I found something to keep it in. But this was definitely against their advice. ''Teacha, you are going to touch it?!?! Its tongue is long and it will slap you with poison and bite you.'' Someone had obviously been telling them some untrue stories :)
Having commented on how yellow it had turned, I suggested that we put it somewhere else with another color to see if it would change. Sure enough, it did. The children were all really excited to watch its colors change before their eyes.
Later, we freed it in the garden of Pastor David where it hopefully is roaming free without any other encounters of little boys who throw stones.