Laying a foundation

“Children are a gift from the Lord,” Psalm 127:3 says. Then why are there thousands of these precious gifts with no family to care for them in Kampala, Uganda alone, not to mention the rest of the world?

UgandaThis summer through Go Now Missions, I am living and helping at Rafiki Afrika Ministries, a small, year-and-a-half-old children’s home in Uganda. My teammate and I teach the children a new Bible verse in English and Lugandan each week, and they really like it. By the end of the week, even the 2-year-olds have it down. It is so exciting to hear them all recite it and receive their "sweetie" (candy) as a prize.

On a recent weekend, we focused on the story of Creation. It is interesting because although Christianity is the main religion here, these kids know so little about Bible stories because they had been so neglected until they came here. I love that I get to be a part of their Christian foundation as they grow up, knowing they would not be learning these things in their broken homes or on the streets or in a non-Christian orphanage. 

Michelle Campbell, a student at West Texas A&M University, is serving this summer with Go Now Missions in Uganda.

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