“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen.”
These are verses that David shared with us at lunch in one of the many homes in Watoto Village. He said that this is his favorite verse because it encourages him. I was also encouraged hearing those words and standing in the midst of such beauty. I can’t even describe how different Watoto was. God has certainly done abundantly more than anyone ever asked or thought.
Watoto village has about 1000 orphans that live in homes of eight children and one mother. They grow up in a family style setting with lots of love and care. There is also a school and small medical center on the property. It sits on top of a hill so the view from every side was breath taking. The visionaries of Watoto have really made a place of peace, safety, and joy for these children.
There are a couple different villages, one other in Kampala that we will visit tomorrow, and one in northern Uganda. The one we visited today is called Suubi which means hope.
We spent the morning in the babies home where we were overwhelmed by smiles and joy. We were thrilled to see babies with diapers on! There was also a much better ratio of caretakers to babies. It was simply amazing. (Sorry parents, I’m afraid some of the team members might not be coming home right away 😉 )
God has truly had a hand in this ministry and we are all so blessed to have been a part of it. We are all excited for tomorrow when we will be in the village with the older children.