This is a picture of our first vacation since Jay’s accident last summer. It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a year since our lives were “interrupted”. (standing on top of a Glacier in Juneau Alaska)
Jennifer, Wendy, and 41 families stepped up to fund the basic needs of the children, paying for their schooling, building proper toilets and showers, and most recently, getting a dormitory built so that the fostered orphans could come home.
This past January, those women and a service group from the US were able to ReUNITE all the “fostered” children with their “brothers and sisters” at the orphanage. Watching these beautiful children via Facebook videos and pics, be so happy with such simple things, was a daily tear jerker.
- get the orphanage two new toilets and showers that they so desperately need,
- build a fence to prevent robbers from attempting to steal metal from the building and keep the children safe from sex traffickers, and
- fund their self-sustaining chicken project because the Uganda Orphan Child Care Ministries in Jinja, Uganda doesn’t just want a hand out, but want to work.
My mentor, D. Gary Young, traveled the world not just seeing what it had to offer, but he traveled the world to CHANGE THE WORLD. In August, I will travel to Jinja, Uganda to see these 71 faces. From now until August, I want to look at these kids’ faces and know that I did my best for them. I am stepping up to be a WORLD CHANGER. Will you join me? Let’s help 71 orphans not just survive, but THRIVE. Let’s uphold my mentor’s legacy.
Want to help build two more bathrooms that are desperately needed now that all the kids are back in the orphanage? You can contribute to this POTTY PROJECT by purchasing a raffle ticket for just $5 and you could win some amazing Young Living essential oils.
Love, bless, write, and sponsor a child in the orphanage. Nine kids still need sponsors. Until all the kids have sponsors, there is no way to provide the food that gives the kids all the vitamins and minerals they need daily. Once this financial goal is met, there will be funds to purchase healthier vegetables and meat more than once a week.
Imagine your family, you and your extended family, or your team loving on a child by providing just $75 a month, writing, praying for, and loving on your child. Sponsors are so important to kids both financially and emotionally. This amount pays for their basic needs, food, and schooling for one month.
I pray that you will become a WORLD CHANGER with me. It’s not hard, you just have to DO IT!
I believe in you,
Mary Starr Carter
The Total Wellness Doc and Mom