January 24, 2013
When I'm here in Uganda with Children of Grace, I feel like I'm part of something that matters. Right now I'm sitting in the CoG office on my last full day in the country. From the desk I'm sitting at, I can see children arriving and lining up outside to receive their school supplies for the school year that is beginning in just a couple weeks. While they are here they will also have their eyesight checked, receive a toothbrush, get fitted for new school shoes, see the nurse if they are sick, and get tested for HIV. As I look at their faces, I am seeing the future of this country. Through CoG, people that these children will likely never meet have decided to believe in them and sponsor them to go to school. These people on the other side of the world see the potential that these children possess and as a result have committed to invest in their futures. Without these investors, these children would not have the money required to attend school, receive health care, or have a mentor encouraging them. I have seen with my own eyes that Children of Grace is making a difference. They are giving children a chance at succeeding in life. CoG is finding the "forgotten" AIDS orphans of Uganda and letting them know that they are children of God created with a purpose. It's hard for me to think of anything more worthwhile than this work that they are engaged in. I'm honored to serve alongside the staff here as we partner with God in building His Kingdom.
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