August 2, 2010

Ugandan Children Visit Southern California

The following post is by Kathryn Deiters from Nightlight's CA office, which served in an advisory role to Calvary Community Church, which organized this Uganda tour.

Ten beautiful children from Uganda just left America after 2 weeks of summer fun with families in Southern California. Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village brought the children over for a very special time with their host families -- going to the beach, water park, attending Vacation Bible School, going to church with their host families, and enjoying that special feeling of living with a family that loves them.

On Sunday, July 25th, they put on a performance at Calvary, dancing and singing, dressed in their colorful African costumes. (See YouTube videos below.) Some of the children gave their testimonies, sharing how God has brought them through very difficult losses in their short little lives. But despite the losses they’ve experienced, they know the love of their heavenly Father. He is the one who has seen them through their struggles and gives them a joy they we in bountiful America too often lack.

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