Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tales from Uganda

So there’s this girl, Tara is her name; and she is volunteering at an orphanage in Iganga, Uganda for three weeks.  She’s a good kid and she’s making a difference.  You can check out her adventures for yourself right here: http://tarainiganga.tumblr.com/. 

The orphanage that she is working at is the Zion children’s Haven and their website can be found here: http://www.zionchildrenhaven.org/home.php.  From their website, “All our efforts are geared towards ensuring the protection and survival of orphans, homeless and abandoned children in Uganda by providing them with a loving home and caring to meet their living needs.  We are able to do this with the help of friends and well-wishers.”

Times are tough.  I don’t have to say that.  It is a given.  Even though times are hard we live in a land of plenty.  I know that I need reminders to be thankful for the things I have as opposed to pining for the things I don’t.  It is easy to take things for granted.  In Iganga they do so much with so little.

“But Evil Chicken, that is half a world away.”

Very true, Gentle Reader, but the world is shrinking.  This young woman, Tara, is bringing it to us first hand.  I am pleased beyond words that there are people out there like her.  She’s not doing this to bring glory to herself.  She’s doing it to make a difference and, as you can see from her blog, it seems to be working.

All the BEST, Tara!  I am looking forward to reading what’s next. 

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