They became real people today. Jenny and Liz both have girls they sponsor from another project a few hours away. Compassion brought them to our hotel for Liz and Jenny to meet Viola and Scovia. It was a very cool moment as we saw their first greeting.
We all piled in the bus and went to Kampala to Freedom Mall with our sponsored children to show them a day of fun!
The children’s “amusement park” was full of swimming pools, bounce houses, trampolines, ball pins, and more. Each of these children got to experience these things or the first time. They had a choice of shoe shopping or swimming and half of the group went one way and the other half went the other way.
It was a beautiful thing to see these children doing something they don’t often get to do: have fun. We created priceless memories and moments with these children that we will remember forever and that changed OUR lives forever. These kids are more than a photo in a packet. They’re more than their culture, circumstances, and income. They’re real. They’re beautiful.