Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17
Dear Family and Friends;
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you. For the past twenty years that I lived in Africa I have witnessed some things that have just been strange and heartbreaking. I remember a story of a man who hanged himself in the forest close to his family home on Ssese Island. He was married and had 6 children. Crowds of people went to see what had happened (it doesn’t take much to draw a crowd here). I knew his young boys and wondered at the time what would happen to them. I have seen the young boys grow into tall and handsome young men with their heads hung down most of the time. Most of the children of this family dropped out of school at an early age because their mother didn’t have money to educate them. But there was always a certain amount of sadness with the boys. Honestly, can you imagine the trauma these children must have gone through? One of the sisters, who had two children, died in 2012 and the children left with their grandmother. It has been a continual cycle of tragedy for this family.