What prompted you to have a different kind of Christmas list this year? I looked around my room and realized that there was nothing that I wanted or needed, but there were children in Uganda who needed lots of things.
When I met the children from the Ugandan Orphan Children’s choir, they were so loving and so full of joy, I just loved them. Even though the children and the people of Uganda have so little they have so much joy and that is something that we can learn.
It’s a lot different, like my sponsored children in Uganda they like to wash dishes, and to fetch water. Here kids would think that is a punishment. A lot of children in Uganda don’t have a mom or a dad or both. HIV/AIDS has made a lot of kids orphans. Many children don’t have food, and they can’t afford to go to school, they want to go to school, here kids beg not to go.
When we go to Uganda we will visit Amazima, Project Have Hope and Ekisa the three organizations that I help there. I will get to go to Amazima’s feeding program where they feed over 400 children in Masese which are the poorest in the area. And the best part is that I will be able to meet the two boys that we will be adopting for the first time, my brothers!
What is the most rewarding part?
The best part is getting letters and pictures of my sponsored children.
What is your current goal? Long term goals?
My goal for this year is to raise at least $4,500 – I need $2000 to travel to Uganda, $500 for Ekisa, and $2,000 to continue sponsoring my seven children. My long term goal is to be able to continue sponsoring my 7 children, but also to raise more money to help more children.