October 16, 2008

Update from Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda

Former child soliders George, Flavia and David have fun at the children's home in Uganda.

Joyce Meyer and US Ministry Staff

As we’ve toured Africa this month, we’ve seen some pretty disturbing scenes—as well as some pretty incredible things.

In Ethiopia, we saw the agony of malnourished children and the hopeless look on their parents’ faces. The good news is we are blessed with an opportunity to feed these children. By God’s grace we won’t have to see the next generation live in this kind of poverty.

In Rwanda, we followed up on a school we provide a daily meal program and are glad to report that the children are thriving and learning more since their bellies are not empty. The school is having a great impact on the children and the surrounding community.

And in Uganda, we’re spending time at a children’s home where three former child soldiers—two young boys and a girl who’ve seen unspeakable horror in their lives—will live with a house mother, which they desperately need since all their relatives are dead. 

Update October 17, 2008: We've just added a photo of some of the children at the children's village in Uganda.

These are the former child soldiers who we are helping through our partnership with Watato Ministries. George, Flavia and David will soon live at the home with a house mother. 

Each house mother will take care of four girls and four boys. We are so glad to see them laughing.