I blogged a few weeks ago about a mother of six that lived in a small hut in a village near Jinja. She had a son that was 10 named Shariffe and he was tending to everything because the abandoned mom was tending to two sick children. One child had malaria and the other one had pneumonia. We visited Fazirra again and took her some food and medicine. I was so happy to discover the children playing and looking healthy. I was also happy that Shariffe was not around because he was in school. It is so rewarding to meet a family and see them progress in many ways. Fazirra is attending a weekly Bible Study that I am involved with and gave praises for God's provisions. Fazirra's perspective is that she is blessed. Her children are getting better. She has food and she is getting healthy (she is HIV positive) and she is beginning to understand the joy in her heart. I am learning alot from her. We had a great talk about how much we have in common as single moms with various trials. Our only difference is our birthplace. Our biggest similarity is that we both need Jesus.
I'll be visiting a village next week and taking a little boy to visit his grandmother. This little boy's name is Richard. Richard's mother died and the father abandoned him. The grandmother wants to see him and I am prayerful that in the future she will take her grandson back. This is another example of an elderly woman that needed intervention.
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday." Isaiah 58: 10