Allow me to introduce you to some vulnerable children who need help; I pray they will become:
Children of Grace
Sebugwawo Bernard is 13. His father, a soldier, and his mother separated when he was 6 and Bernard lived with his mother. Later, she abandoned him because she could not take care of him. Her whereabouts are unknown and Bernard has not seen his father since his parents separated. Since his father was a soldier, Bernard sometimes thinks that he may have died; other times he thinks God may again link them.
Last year, he was promoted to Primary and scored in the top 10 in his school. He studies hard every day. He has good reasoning ability and is very inquisitive. He enjoys football, and he wants be a pilot.
Mugisha Samuel is 17. He was born in Hoima District, but when His parents died, he came to Kampala with his brother. One month after they arrived in Kampala, the brothers had to part ways as they were unable to get jobs to support themselves. Sam has been living on the street and does not know what happened to his brother.
Sam is in primary five, but with a good education, he could advance through high school. He also desires to join a vocational institute. He is very quiet, leading some to think he was deaf and mute. He wants to be a farmer.
Wasswa, 13, is a twin. His twin brother, Kato, got involved with city thugs and is now addicted to drugs. His mother used to visit him on the street every Christmas, but he has not seen her for the last two Christmases. He is worried that she may have died; no one knows where she is. His father is dead.
Wasswa is in Primary three. He is very funny, thinks fast, and has a heart to help others. He wants to be a teacher.
Charles Kyewalabye, 14, has living parents, but his father divorced his mother. He was a drunkard and would beat all of them when he was drunk. His mother married another man who could not take care of Charles. On several occasions this man beat Charles (one time it reached the authorities). Charles left home and went to live on the streets.
He is in Primary three. He would like to be a teacher.
Dilisa, 10, comes from a Muslim family according to his name. He is an orphan and has no knowledge of his parents. He was born and raised on the street.
He would like to go back to school but has not had the opportunity. Dilisa listens carefully to others, is cooperative and is a very hard worker. We have been teaching him about Christ and he seems to be growing spiritually. He is keen to pray and we see some fruit in him and believe God will use him. He wants to be a doctor.
Muwonge is 13 and has no parents. An uncle tried to put him in school but was unsuc-cesful because he couldn’t meet all the needs of his family—and Muwonge was left out.