Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Sense of Family and Belonging

We just recently attended the Women's Devoted Conference at our church, Wave Church and it was fantastic. Robbie and I were assigned to host the Watoto Representatives who came to the conference to provide sponsorship opportunities for the children and to sell some of their handmade crafts from the Watoto Village in Uganda. The two reps were from Florida but work fulltime for Watoto.

Working with them at the table allowed us to hear firsthand how the women, who are victims of aids, are taught to make homemade crafts to earn a living. Otherwise, their society casts them aside and has nothing to do with them. Most of the aids victims find themselves alone and dying with no hope of anyone loving them or caring for them; except in the Watoto Village. Here they are cared for and loved and taught to do something useful to gain back their pride and dignity.

Robbie and I already were sponsoring a child from the Watoto Village, but my heart kept telling me to go further and sponsor one of the house mothers as well. The house mothers have up to 8 children in a home built by the Watoto Village Program. The children are orphans whose parents have died from aids or have been killed by war lords. Living together with this house mother gives them a sense of family and belonging that has been taken from them at a very young age.

If you'd like to get more information about how to sponsor a child or a house mother you can go to and find out all the details. It only costs $35 a month to change the world, one life at a time.

Isn't it good to know that we serve a God who loves us unconditionally? No matter what we've done or what we do He couldn't love us more or love us less. It's sometimes hard for us to comprehend that kind of love, especially when we didn't have a good experience in our childhood or had an abusive upbringing. But God loved us before we were even in our mother's womb. He had a plan for our life before we were born. That's the kind of love that's hard to get your head around, but that's how big God's love is for us. If only the world knew how much He loves us. It's up to us to share this love with everyone we come in contact with and to give them hope. Do your part, no matter how small. It's a big world, but we know of a big love. Give the world a sense of family and belonging. We're all brothers and sisters in Him. We're one big family.

No comments:

Post a Comment