Rose says it best
Late last year, we learned of two, HIV children living in our partner villages in Northern Uganda. Thanks to the Lord’s leading, the dedicated efforts of GO Africa, and a new partnership with Aid Child, Apio and Ronie now live in a supportive community, equipped to give them the care they need — not just medically, but emotionally and spiritually. Rose’s e-mail says it best.
Dear Alison and Scott,
I would love to thank you very much for the team spirit you demonstrated in working ways to finding Apio and Ronie a place that will give them a hope for more years, the rest is God’s (to do).
The transfer of these kids to Masaka where they will be taken care of has blessed me so very much. Sharing with their guardians ached my heart (again, as it did during my) internship (working with) people living with HIV positive kids. (There) I observed that the disease itself is not the cause of their premature death, but the stigma, rejection and lack of basic diet (is). (Far worse) family members giving up even on caring for those sick to the point of fearing to even share a common space as if AIDS is an airborne disease. I mean, orphans living with HIV are double hit, double cursed. 1.people believe being orphan is a kind of a curse and 2. being orphan and having HIV …?
Alison, (GO Africa Field Director), thanks for guiding us in starting the quest of organizations that could help us in handling kids with AIDS, which initiative has brought us this far; Apio and Ronie have now a new home that will accept them as they are, a home where stigma is not that strong to kill a hope that a kid’s soul longs for to survive, but keep(s) the kid hoping for better. We appreciate the leader in you!
Scott (GO Project Development Manager), thanks for joining the struggle right and straight when you came to Uganda, and actually following up to personally taking those kids to Masaka.
Thanks to our GO brothers and sisters in the US who encouraged our thoughts to find another place for these kids; we appreciate the push you always give us and also the trust you show us in the steps we take over here.
We made it with God’s help and Please let’s keep the team spirit up and surely God will bless the work of our hands,feet and heart for his glory!
Eh Scott, the language barrier won,t be a big deal to those kids; if Rose at 19 excelled at the college in a language she hardly knew its alphabet, Ronie and Apio who are less than the half of 19,will surely catch up easily!
Rose (GO Africa Orphan Care Manager)