A lady that I know here has been working really hard to find sponsors for a few boys so she can put them in a home. Well she found all 8 sponsors and yesterday was the lucky day for 6 boys(1 hasn't been decided and the other I don't really know) that I know and love so much.
The last boy, Nelson, has been working on the land to build the new boys' home. He has been working so hard there and everyone loves him. He is a quiet kid and well behaved and cannot fight with anyone. His real name is Patrick but everyone calls him Nelson or Mandela because he is so quiet and passive. He worked so hard on the land because he really wanted to go back to school and an aunt told him she would match his money for school fees. Now he actually gets a real home and gets to go to school. I am so happy he is in a home with someone from his hometown(he doesn't speak Luganda so has a difficult time communicating but he speaks English well) and I know he will do great things.
|Semanda is on the left|
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|Semanda is on the left and David is behind|
The terrible news of David and Semanda definitely took away from some of the excitement of the other boys going home. It left me feeling angry, heartbroken, and confused. I am beyond happy and grateful that 6 more boys are off of the streets and for all the people working here trying to make a difference but I am angry for David and Semanda. They shouldn't be on the streets. Now they shouldn't be in prison just because they don't have a home and people here don't care that they are just kids and they need to be taken care of. It makes me feel like there are so many kids and I can only do so little and kids that I love so much are suffering and I can do nothing. I know that is just the enemy trying to discourage me so I give up. In my heart, I know they will be fine. I know they will return to us. I know this because God is good. He loves them way more than I ever could and He will make sure of it. Just like He provided for the 6 other boys I love so much, He will provide for David and Semanda.
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Working with these kids is the most amazing thing I have ever done. They bring me so much joy. They have taught me so many things, especially about love, trust, and family. At the same time, my heart has never been so broken. Working with these kids is an emotional roller coaster and yesterday was the perfect example. There are always amazing things happening with these kids and at the same time you watch kids you love so much make the worst decisions ever for themselves and you don't know how to feel. One minute your happy, the next heartbroken. But through it all I have joy and love...