Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy Birthday, Love!

Today is the birthday of a very special young lady.
Kwagala, her name meaning love, truly is loved by so many. 
Months ago, I was looking through the Compassion International website and my eyes fell on a face with a sweet and gentle countenance.  When I clicked and read more about Kwagala Deborah, I found that she did not live with her parents.  Initially, the bio said that she lived at the project, but I later found out that she lives in a children’s home with her sister. Her father had died and her mother had, for some reason, given up her role as a parent.
I felt the Lord urge me to ask if others would be willing to co-sponsor this beautiful girl.  The answer was a definite yes and we had nearly a year of sponsorship paid within a few days. We also had enough to send a financial gift and to pay for various gifts that my friend Sherry took to Uganda.
The goodness of the Lord’s timing was evident from the start of this sponsorship!
IMG_0829 My friend Sherry and Kwagala are on the right, in the middle of a shopping trip to purchase some new shoes and other necessities.
Today, on her birthday, I hope that Kwagala can feel the love reaching across the ocean to Uganda! I pray that the many cards and the financial gift that we sent to her bring a smile to her face and joy to her heart.

If you would like to be a part of this group sponsorship, please feel free to email me for details!

Happy birthday to a beautiful girl.  Kwagala Deborah, you are special and loved by many!