Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The tale of two little girls

Here's a true tale of two little girls and a very Great God!
We have some really good friends who lived in Bolivia when we moved to Uganda. Soon after we arrived in Uganda, they had a little girl named Maggie (enter little girl number 1). When they were given a gift of money for Maggie, they decided to give a portion of that money to us to use at the orphanage as we saw fit. As we held on to the money for several days and prayed about what to do with it, a 2 week old baby girl only 4lbs. came to the orphanage (enter little girl number 2)whom was eventually named Mary. That is when Mark and I realized what Maggie's money should be used for. We were able to use it to get the first supply of formula, diapers and bottles. Elated, we wrote to our friends, Jason and Sara to tell them Mary's story and how we used Maggie's money. Jason and Sara wrote back almost immediately and asked how much it would cost to sponsor Mary and get those things for her every month. Thus, began the sponsoring of Mary.
Several months later, Maggie began to have heart problems and her family had to move back to the States for medical testing and eventually heart surgery. About that time, another couple, Jimmy and Gayla began asking about adopting Mary. They eventually did and brought Mary (now called Zuri) home which is only about an hour away from Maggie.
We had the incredible privilege of allowing these two precious girls and their families to meet last night. What a fun experience and a blessing to see God's hand in an incredible way.


The Fish Family said...

What a neat story! God's plans are so incredible to surprise us with things like that!

James 1:27 Family said...

We feel the Lord is leading us to adopt in Uganda. Do you have any suggestions?


Amrita said...

Ooohhh this is awesome, made me cry to see the two angels side by side. When they grow up they will understand the bond.

How great is our God.

Julie Q said...

This story of the two precious girls is amazing. God is awesome, isn't he!!!