I don't think that my friend, Charity Gray, would mind me borrowing her post. If you would like to read more about how Charity is trying to help Watoto save the children of Uganda, check out her blog at http://myjourneywiththefather.blogspot.com or you can also read more about Watoto on their website http://www.watoto.com/.
On Friday evening, October 15th, the Watoto Restour Tour will be at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, MO at 7:00pm. This group from Uganda will include children who were kidnapped from their homes when they were as young as five years old and forced to serve in the Lords Liberation Army (LRA). The children were forced to kill even some of their own family members and girls were forced to become "wives" of soldiers. These children have escaped the LRA and Watoto has found them in displacement camps with tremendous needs. They desperately need help because they are now outcasts in their homeland because of the things they were forced to carry out. Watoto has provided counselors to assist them work through the tremendous psychological damage they have suffered and is teaching them about God's love and forgiveness. Also, Watoto is doing occupational training with them so they will have a skill to be able to financially provide for themselves and their children. I want to officially invite you to this event. I wholeheartedly believe your spirit will be touched as you hear their stories. The event is free of charge. There will be a love offering taken if you desire to make a financial contribution to this ministry. It is recommended that children under the age of 12 do not attend due to the sensitive nature of what the children have experienced. If you desire more information and desire to come, please contact me for more information. God Bless!