Monday, 16 February 2015

Love Out Loud

I organised an orphanage visit yesterday on behalf of Valentine's Day to spend time with the kids and show them love. It was truly an amazing experience. Despite how hot it was, we couldn't even stay indoors, the atmosphere was generally jovial. The kids were truly happy to see us as we were happy to see them.

We met different characters and I'm pretty sure from the pictures, you can tell the one boy who stole our hearts. His name is Meshach and he's too adorable for words. He kept laughing and running around, so full of life that his attitude infected all of us. There was also a 3 day old baby in the orphanage which was just sad to witness. I can only pray that these kids get a better life and make good use of the opportunities they have now. We were informed that they all go to school and some have even made it as far as the university. So that's really encouraging to see the orphanage give this kids a sense of family and opportunities. We got to talk with the grown ups and encourage them with some of our life lessons.

And then most importantly, we got to give. Give of our time and our resources. Truly there's joy in giving especially when you give to someone who can't give you anything in return because you know that came from the heart.

I don't think this post could have come at a better time because tomorrow is 'Random Act of Kindness Day'. In your own little way, show love.

"At the end of our lives, we would not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made or how many great things we have done. We will be judged by 'I was hungry and you gave me to eat. I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless and you took me in"
- Mother Theresa

"Religion that our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their times of distress and to keep oneself pure from being polluted by the world"
- James 1: 27

Photo Credit: Salama

Photo Credit: Salama

Photo Credit: Salama

Photo Credit: Salama

Photo Credit: Salama

Photo Credit: Salama

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6 comments:

  1. This is amazing, you have a good heart. I am touched and truly believe this is the way to live.

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    1. Awww thank you so much. Really appreciate it xx

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  2. Wow, you're truly an amazing human with a good heart. Keep up with the good work.

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    1. Thank you very much Aminatu. God bless xx

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  3. Nice! !! You know, you can't refresh others and not be refreshed too (prov 11:25) its just a natural principle, Godbless your hearts, cheers
    :)

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    1. Thank you so much Joshua. Thanks for sharing that verse xx

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