The bell had rung for playtime and all the kids had run out into the courtyard. There were street vendors selling little seet biscuits. They were charingin one coin. Some children didn't have any money to buy one. I later found out that the sponsored children had coins and the children without sponsors did not. Since I had extra money to give (thanks to all my awesome friends and family!), I bought every kid in the school a snack! It was so sad to watch the children sit on the side while their peers ate. Thankfully, that day they didn't have to!
We came back to Canaan's to eat lunch, then packed back up into the bus and drove an hour to Iganda to visit Living Hope. They are a church, orphanage and Christian Ministry in a predominately Islam village. Joanna is the director and a former orphan herself. The ministry has about 70 children. We also sang and did a bible story. The children and village kids and women really enjoyed the bows, beads and barrettes.
Since Living Hope is a new ministry, they have very little funding, so our team took up a love offering. I believe we raised well over $500.oo, which is HUGE in Uganda.
We arrived back at Canaan's and Ginger let me use her iPad to video chat with my family. That was the best thing ever! My girls, the Aunties and many others gathered around me in amazement. It was so nice to see my family, let them see the kids I was loving on and let the sweet Ugandan kids see my family! They giggled as my kids made faces and reached for me through the screen. What an awesome experience!