Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bandaged Feet


Imagine a world with no shoes.

Imagine walking barefoot on the Kampala streets...

searching for scrap {metal & plastic bottles}
in order to make a living that day.

Imagine being alone at eight years old.

Wandering the street.

No place to call home.

Today we served breakfast to the street children of Kampala.

Near the end, around the second helpings of tea & bread,

I noticed his feet -  barefoot.

Upon asking he told me,

someone snuck up on him and stole his shoes while he was sleeping.

On a closer look I noticed the skin of his big toe had been completely peeled off. 

His toe was oozing....

With the first aid kit I was able to clean it up.

{Special thanks to generous donations of medical supplies - 
I couldn't have done it without you!}

I watched the boys walk away over piles of rocks, and garbage
as they disappeared into an alley.

To become invisible again.

Every boy is different - they all have their own story & circumstances
 that led them to the street.

I am so thankful to be able to sit and hear more of their story as
we strive to bring hope to these precious treasures!

Please be praying for this ministry and that the boys would have hope.

Days are long, and without an end in sight it can look hopeless.

Thank you in advance for all your love & prayers!

XO

4 comments:

Sara said...

Emma... you have our prayers as you serve them... we pray foe them tonreceive that precious hope of Jesus that you share...

Stacey said...

With every egg, slice of bread and warm drink of milk tea... you bring hope. With every bandaid and word of encouragement, you remind them again that they really are loved. I've seen the smile break out on faces at the unexpected sight of you waiting with breakfast and it was priceless. Praying for you. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being there with them.

Aspiemom said...

Living here in the US (GA), it's hard to believe children living like that. It's so sad! I'm thankful that you are there showing them live and hope, and sharing Jesus.

Mom Of Many said...

I am so proud of you sweet girl. Bandaging their feet. Nurturing them. Loving them. Talking softly and gently to them. It all matters and it all makes a difference. I love you so much!! xoxo