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.