Monday, March 11, 2013

Quote of the Day:  “If you want to harvest oats, you have to sow oats.” ― Col. Blake

Karen is working on making new uniforms for the orphans at St. Caryn's Academy.  Each child becomes a new creation when the uniform goes on.  Each smile becomes brighter and each step becomes lighter.  It is an amazing transformation that we are so blessed to be able to see.  I have seen people with new, very expensive cars that are not as happy as these little orphans who, with the uniform, become part of the culture of school and can claim a future.  If any one of us is just a little depressed, all it takes is just a five minute visit to the school and it becomes hard to contain the joy.  We feed them two cups of hot ujii (porridge) and provide the uniforms and school supplies.  For many of them, the ujii is all they have to eat each day, but the main thing the school gives them is a future.  Things here are very bleak if you don't have or can't get an education.  Giving a child hope and dreams for a future are among the greatest gifts that can be given.  We are so blessed to be a part of the future for these little orphans who only lack earthly parents--God loves each one--as do we.  Keep them in your prayers and they will bless you.

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