I was brought to tears by this story of a young boy, orphaned by war and AIDS, who is rescued from the streets and given the chance to live at a Watoto children's village. I explained to the kids that this is the true story of many children in Uganda. I don't know why it took us until today to read this book - but God has pricked my heart, and the hearts of my kids to action for Watoto.
After lunch we watched this video from YouTube. Again, more tears. We also visited www.watoto.com We are praying about how we can be involved.
In all of this, God has brought His Word to my heart:
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27