Saturday, May 15, 2010

Baby House



Yesterday I spent the afternoon at the baby house. At present they are caring for six babies and toddlers. The latest addition is a seven month old who arrived three days ago. He had spent the last two weeks at a police station in Luwero and the staff here suspects that he has Aids. The police were desperate to find somewhere for him since they had no formula or proper facilities to care for him. Situations like this are all too common here and New Hope is working hard to raise funds to complete a bigger building that will house more babies. As soon as we walked in the children put out their arms to be picked up. Little M. who I’m holding in the picture was very solemn at first but warmed up when I began singing and doing fingerplays with her. Her squeals of joy at “round and round the garden, like a teddy bear” were delightful. The lady running the baby house is so busy it’s wonderful to be able to help out.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Cathie

    Thanks for the latest news update.

    I'm very thankful for modern technology which allows us to keep up to date with what you guys are doing. How times have changed from earlier days when missionaries left western countries and their families had to wait a very long time to hear any news at all from them.

    Sandy

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  2. Hi,
    It looks like you guys are having a great time! can't wait to hear more!

    Love,
    Aletha

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