Thursday, January 4, 2007

Meeting Eric

Last May, I spent two weeks in Uganda with a group from my church. During these weeks, we made almost 15 home visits to children we sponsor at CapChurch. My highlight was meeting my sponsored child. At each home we visited, we were greeted with singing, dancing and given wooden chairs or benches to sit on. When I sat down beside Eric, we linked arms and smiled at each other. His grandmother, who volunteers at an orphan’s shelter had walked the many miles to join us for this occasion, hugged me while singing in Lumasaba. Eric’s mother told me what a hard worker Eric is in the garden and at school. A member of our church community also sponsors his sister. Click on the Food For the Hungary link if you are interested in child sponsorship!