Meet Frank and Emmanuel!
We are privileged to get to know a little bit about some of the children we are sponsoring at Bethany Village. Today we will introduce you to Frank who is 14 years old, and Emmanuel who is 6. Both these young boys live in Praise House. How exciting to meet these young ones individually!
Emmanuel is 6 years and he has lived in our village since 2013. He was brought to us from Loving Hearts Babies Home, a sister organization that looks after abandoned babies. Emmanuel, a week old boy then was found abandoned in a forest. It is unbelievable but true that he was abandoned in the forest by his unknown mother to die or be eaten by wild animals. Fortunately, he was found unharmed by a good Samaritan who took him to a nearby police station. The police then referred him to Loving Hearts Babies Home for love, care, comfort and a roof over the child’s head. After all efforts to look for his mother or anyone who new anything about the child produced no results, the boy was brought to Bethany village when he had reached school going age. He is living with Winnie as his house mum in Praise House together with the other kids. He is in TOP class this year. He is healthy, happy and growing into a fine young man.
Frank is 14 years old. He is in primary six at Bethany Christian School. He came to Bethany village in 2008. his mother is a former prostitute and so she doesn’t know the father of the boy. He was rescued from starvation from one of the slums of Kampala. Back then, he suffered from kwashiorkor which nearly took his life. At the
time of our intervention, his mother didn’t have food or money to pay for his medical bills and so she thought the boy was going to die. At the moment, he is a very active and healthy young boy and doing his best at school. His dream is to become a Lawyer.
It is truly amazing to see how these children can be so brave to overcome all that they have been through to become the bright young boys they are today. Thank you for continuing to sponsor children like Frank and Emmanuel, who now have a bright future because of where they are today and the love and care they receive.