Saturday, February 25, 2012

It's Time To Celebrate - Ugandan Style

The Bible teaches us that there is a time for 
everything under the sun. 

One of those things is.... 

A Time To Celebrate

And celebrate is what we did!

Today we went to the other end of the spectrum of the feeding program.  We traveled about an hour away into the countryside to the API home to serve the boys and their leaders who live there.  

This land and the homes built {and the ones to come} are the homes where those brought from the feeding program can find a permanent home of love and hope.  Some have called this place home for several years, others for just a few months.  Their stories are worth celebrating.  

They are being loved and they now have hope.

We painted!  

And celebrated with them that a bakery has been built!  
They will bake bread to feed themselves
 and the excess will be sold to help supplement the ministry!

The bakery

We leveled land!  

It's Time to Celebrate 
a place for their workers to stay.

We laughed with the boys!
 It's Time to celebrate their lives in their new homes!

We endured a rainey season rain storm.   

It's Time To Celebrate their new banana trees being watered.

We ate.....  It's Time to Celebrate - there is hope!

It was "Time to Celebrate" three of the boy's birthdays - yet there is so much more!  Three lives that have been forever changed.  Three lives that do not sleep on the dirt in the slums.  Three boys who do not fear for their lives night after night.  Three boys once part of the feeding program who now 
have a family to celebrate their birthdays with!

Three former street boys who now can safely laugh, who are now loved, who now have hope! 

And then if that wasn't enough we heard about two of the boys going with one of the uncles to the Congo on a mission trip.  They went and shared Christ and led eight others to Christ.  Yes, It's Time to Celebrate!  These young boys who came from the streets are now sharing their story of redemption.  
Uncle Peter, the boys and I

 It's Time To Celebrate!
{Go ahead!  Have a hot fudge sundae for us, ok?}

Goodnight from Uganda,

Dwight and the February 2012 GO team....
Doing what we love - lovin the kids!


  1. No hot fudge Sundae here, but we're celebrating with mini-wheats and milk!!! Praise God for His unspeakable gift!!!
    Thanks for the update
    The Pronks

  2. Love it! Thank you for sharing the celebration!

  3. PRAISE THE LORD!!! What a wonderful post! What beautiful pictures! What a great, GREAT God!!! :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Celebrating here in the USA, while you all celebrate there... Celebrating the great work the Lord is doing through you all, and the blessings He is showing along the way! He is so good!

  5. Oh Yippee Jesus! I will celebrate! Praying them all Home! Janet

  6. OMGoodness! What an awesome update! Celebrating & rejoicing with you!