Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Food for the mamas

Individuals at my firm not only provided crocs for all of the mamas, they also provided over $100 to be used for whatever would best serve the mamas.  I spoke with some of the volunteers and we believed they would be best served with beans and rice to take home to their families.  The money was sufficient to purchase 2 kilos of rice and 2 kilos of beans for each of the mamas.  This was over 300 pounds of food for the mamas.  They were ecstatic.  

My last night there I gave the food to the night mamas and as appreciation for what all of you did for them, they sang with me and prayed for myself and the kids.  It was a truly special time and one that I will never forget.  These women are so appreciative for any little thing.  In that situation, you really see that it is truly better to give than to receive.  It is a wonderful thing to know that you are providing essentials of life for people that work unbelievably hard and loved beyond how much they are appreciated.  

Please continue to pray for each of the 35 mamas at the orphanage.  They need your prayers.  They are faithful women that need energy to make it through the long days, patience with their families and kids, longsuffering for the conditions they live in, and endurance in their spiritual faith.

It is also important that you know about the mamas.  They told me that it is important to them that you know about them.  I told them I believe it is important that you know about them and how sacrificial and faithful they are.

Thank you from all the mamas as well as our family.

1 comment:

Amy and Bethany's Ugandan Adventures! said...

Hi Danningers! So glad to hear about the food for the mama's! I can just hear Mama Doreen now! You'll be talked about for MONTHS! They so appreciate when people appreciate them, so many people come in and love the babies but never get to know the incredible mamas looking after them when we all leave! If i'm ever in Arizona you can count on a babysitter! So happy for you guys! Amy