A Tightly Balled Paper

A Tightly Balled Paper

Ambassadors of Reconciliation “ I feel like a tightly balled piece of paper. And, even if I was able to open up, I would still be wrinkled everywhere.” These were the wise, but heart-wrenching, words spoken to Doreen by sweet, soft-spoken Lillian. She then asked if...
Perfectly Weak

Perfectly Weak

 Don’t Stop Doing Hard Things In a world of perfect social media photos and selective life updates, it can be easy to feel alone; especially if you’re doing hard things or going through a painful situation. But, if you read the words of some of the best known...
Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

 Seventy Times Seven Recently I was able to visit the girls at the Lupins safe home. Each time I visit I am nervously aware of who I might represent to these precious ones. Will they associate me–being a man–with their abusers? Additionally, it seems, the...
The Mug

The Mug

 Treasure In Earthen Vessels Children want to belong. Poverty tells them they don’t. Poverty looks like a disdainful glance from a fellow student implying, “You don’t belong in this nice school”. Poverty sounds like the laughter of other children saying, “You’ll never...
Land for Lupins

Land for Lupins

Update (7/8/2024) The property is paid off, the girls have move in to the new safe home, and many hearts are filled with joy. The Lupins’ security guard stated it best when he said, “This is the best thing that has happened to us”. We are grateful for the generosity...
Visiting Lupins

Visiting Lupins

Recently I was able to visit the home for Lupins. We drove through the city and eventually came upon a nondescript gate—a place I would never be able to find on my own, as I get so lost in Kampala every time I visit. Doreen told me the government said not to have any...