Have you seen pictures or heard stories from the group that went to the orphanage called Otino Waa? In case you missed it, we wanted to show you some pictures, tell you some stories, and give you a few simple ways to pray for the kids at the Orphanage in Uganda!
Can you imagine enjoying some delicious ice cream on a hot summers day in Africa? The child below, named Betty, got to enjoy a cup of ice cream with the couple from Antioch that sponsor’s her each month. The wife, Amanda, tells this story:
“Around 11am Andrew (my husband) and I walked to the house where Betty stays with seven other children who are taken care of by Mama Florence. She had finished her house chores of washing, had taken her bath and was wearing her best outfit made by Mama Florence. We walked hand in had to the café and ate the most refreshing ice cream. Betty is still learning English and often times response with a simple “yes” or “no” but she is sharp and picks up on things quickly. We taught her a new word today: Delicious.”
On this trip, the group led many Bible studies, taught the kids new sports such as basketball, and did whatever they could to help the orphanage. For more stories and pictures, make sure to check out their Facebook group and Amanda Winger’s blog!
There are lots of children that live at this orphanage. Pray that they will feel love from others and love from God every day. Pray that their needs are met, and that they treat each other with kindess and respect.
You can also pray the prayer below for them as well! The kids at the orphanage pray this prayer every day. It is packed full of amazing truths and deep pleas for help and forgiveness. We hope you love it as much as the kids in Otino Waa do!
“I am a special child of God. Chosen and saved for a unique purpose
My life has been difficult; but God has been and will be with me
I have my own guardian angel who watches over me
It is not my fault my parents are dead. I will miss them until the day I die.
I choose to forgive the people and circumstances surrounding their death
Because I know, my own healing and well-being begin in forgiveness
In the future, whenever I feel sad or angry,
I will find someone who loves me and tell them how I feel.
I know I can always talk to God in my heart.
No one can take His love for me away.
I am learning to be grateful for my life knowing that God will use me to help
others, who also have a difficult life,
Life is hard, but God is good!”