Days 13 – 9 July 2014 to 8 July 2014
Note: I know I have still not written about my time in the village, still trying to find the words to tell you about our time there..but I will soon.
Today we visited Abide Family Center, my friends Kelcey and Megan had just started Abide when we were her last year. It was so great to get to visit their center, see how their program is going and visit with the children and mamas, oh and one dad Phillip, they are serving. I love what Abide is doing out here, they are making a HUGE difference.
When we first arrived we met with Olivia, one of the social workers who works for Abide. She showed us around the compound and shared with us about Abide’s programs. We met some of the mamas that are there and their children.
Abide’s focus is keeping children in families and not orphanages. They give job training, like Stitched Together, a tailoring group that makes bags, backpacks, lunch boxes and things to raise money and give the mamas job skills. They have emergency housing for mamas that need it, and they also give grants to allow the mamas to get back on their feet and take care of their children.
I loved hearing about Phillip the single father who had come to Abide with his 2 babies, to keep his family together. That is very unusual here in Uganda, and I’m super proud of Phillip for being a great dad and putting his kids first.
I like visiting different ministries that friends of ours run here, it allows me to learn from them, see their programs, and get ideas on how to grow Project Yesu. I am so thankful for the friends we have made, and the way they invest in me, mentor me and teach me.