One of the most exciting highlights of the tour has been seeing the children on choir meet their sponsors. The tears in their eyes on first glance of their children are priceless. Polly, Joey, and Samara have had the rare opportunity of meeting Aunty Gloria, who took care of them while they were at Baby Watoto. God was faithful to Gloria and her request to see the three girls in Australia.
Gloria is a longtime partner and supporter of Watoto Child Care Ministries. Her involvement covers volunteering with Baby Watoto, Living Hope, and sponsorship. We are blessed to have sponsors like Gloria, who share our vision.
I’ve had the privilege of volunteering at Baby Watoto on several occasions. One day, I was talking about my grandchild, Samara. The staff asked me the meaning of Samara, and I told them guarded by God. “That’s lovely, the next time we need to name a little girl, we will call her Samara,” they told me. Sure enough, they did!
I was blessed to see Samara and many gorgeous babies grow and develop during my visits to Uganda. It was an honour to spend time with babies her age as they were nurtured, fed, bathed, and loved, at Baby Watoto. I would whisper prayers in their ears that they are gifted with a voice to sing and, perhaps be a part of the choir that travels to Australia but, to think that was a far off dream.
Choir 79 is currently touring Australia with Samara, Joey (placed in the same family as Samara) and, Polly. All were at Baby Watoto at the time of Gloria’s volunteering. Gloria’s granddaughter Samara also met Samara, whose photo she keeps in her room.
God can go over and above, more than we can think or imagine. I’ve been back to Uganda 10 times. Yep – Uganda grabs your heart!
Join Us On The Trip of A Lifetime
Cherished sponsors, places are still available on our 2016 Sponsorship Trip, September 24 to October 7, 2016. Don’t miss the trip of a lifetime; experience firsthand the incredible work of Watoto and the chance to meet your sponsorship child. Flights, accommodation, breakfast, dinner, Safari and visas included.
Email Larissa in our Visit Watoto team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information