“Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished.” ~Michael Strassfeld
For 4.54 billion years a plot of land in what is now called Wairaka (why-lee-ca) a distant grippingly poor village in East Uganda stood; only seeing water when it rained, seeing light only when the sun shined.
On the night of August 5th 2010 at about 10 pm a group of people from 2 countries, 2 different worlds as to life experiences stood together as one family brought together through compassion, respect and love.
They stood together dissolving the illusion of “us and them” no color; no race no boarders that separate. They stood just as family.
Then with the flick of a switch the night darkness for 4.54 billion years was shattered by 4 light bulbs from the solar panel energy, lights in the farmers house building so perfectly named “The Rafiki House” the Friends house.
"I never need to see the sun again, there enough light in your eyes to light up all the world" Author Unknown
The water was always there it was just under the suffice and needed just to be sought.
The light was always there too, it was in the eyes and hearts of every single ones of our Ugandan children and family, every villager, every worker in Julius, Irene in our children and new children and in all of you. In the team that went and became family in each and every one of you who helped through your donations, help, compassion and love to get this project this far.
For us there we lived an experience words can not ever explain, felt the friendship and loving hearts of the wonderful Ugandan people. We experienced the pure love of the children of Uganda, we cried many tears being swarmed by these children hugged and got to hold and love them play games with them. So many of them dressed in rags, only some with shoes some ill with AIDS all will know malaria and all know every single day thrust and hunger.
They all desire and deserve education but not all get it such as 500 young children in OUR village of Wairaka (why-lee-ca) we will change this, we must change this.
The team that went were the privileged ones who got to experience this personally but you were all there with us and are still there through your gifts and love.
Because of you
• We have the land
• The Giving Circle/UCHF/Team Rafiki Koi Koi House and Wairaka (why-lee-ca) has water.
• The farming has started, the chicken house breeding and egg program- the piggery are built and ready in fact the piggies are there.
• The site farm house is built and has solar power and we have a very skilled farmer ready to move in and run this.
We of course have Julius ( and Irene and their team) this man is a great man who truly loves his/ our children and all the children and people of Uganda and he/ they all love you for caring about them.
We must now raise the funds to build the Koi Koi House we must get this built as soon as we can so our family can have for once their own safe home with no fears of eviction. A feeling of safety for the first time in our childrens lives and a home large enough to be home to more of the orphans of Uganda.
We can and will do this and next a school for our village and children of Wairaka (why-lee-ca) who must be educated and a clinic for a village that has none.
A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home. ~Author Unknown
Every child we saw would smile a wide smile they just want to be loved and be seen.
Please allow me to end with this story.
The last day was hard knowing we were leaving it was the hardest thing we ever had to do.
I sat with Kelly ( Koi Koi) and Frank on the porch talking, Kelly holding one of our girls when Dennis walked over to me and sat on my lap.
He sat there motionless for almost an hour in fact I thought he had feel asleep. WE just sat there me holding him tight him being healed.
This boy who always smiles when you just look at him, this boy with the white spots on his head and bumps on his arms symptoms of his AIDS. This boy with the big smile and a life of losing his family because of AIDS a life of pain of hunger and AIDS saved by the love of Julius and Irene.
This boy just sat with me and allowed me to love him.
After about an hour Dennis just got up and walked off to the house, he was gone.
Far too soon Dennis will be gone from this world but never from my/our heart.
May you all be well and happy, lets do this lets change this village and save our children and Ugandan family.
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