"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faithin me." Acts 26:18

Monday, October 15, 2012

Lulwanda Children's Home

Since last Tuesday was a public holiday we went to Lulwanda Children's Home to visit.  Lulwanda is probably the best run orphanage around.  They have 109 children that live on campus.  They also have an excellent school that opens it doors to other community children. 
We spent the morning just playing with the kids. 

playing with felt characters

playing hop-scotch
 Luwanda is in a beautiful area.  The grounds used to be a hide-out area for men who would rob trucks traveling the near by road from Kenya to Mbale.  The local people feared this area until Luwanda bought the property.  Now the property has been redeemed and the lives of the children living there are also being redeemed.

The children are taught a lot of manual labor jobs because they will need these skills when they leave.

 Benaiah was completely overwhelmed.  Everytime we looked up we heard children yelling, "Benaiah! Benaiah!" and we would see him ducking and pushing his way through a group of kids.  It was quite funny. :)
Talitha was also the center of much attention.  These kids have hardly ever seen Mzungu kids and so they are quite taken with the little ones. 
 Timothy spent some time learning how to make chapatis. 

Chapatis are our favorite quick food here.  They are yummy, yummy. :)

 Towards the end of our morning the Luwanda kids did a music presentation for us.  After they were done singing, Uncle Jered (who introduced himself as "bushman" to us :) had our kids get up and learn a new song.

After he taught them the words, he had them line up like this and then he started the music.

When the music started the little kids suddenly ran out and underneath the bridge and then they all started dancing.

This is a video of a couple of their songs and the last one with our kids.  Sadly my battery ran out so I missed most of it, but it was super fun.


  1. So fun! It makes me miss Kenya (even though I know you are in Uganda). I LOVE Chipatis too...have they taught you the hand game about chipatis?

  2. Great! This can envision the world that every child should raised up in a loving, compassionate, and nurturing home.
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