February, 2013 I travelled to Watoto in Gulu, Uganda with a build team from Springs Church. We helped build a class room in the village of Laminadera.
I have a home based business selling cosmetics. As I finished my year end inventory I had several products that left over that I wanted to donate. I sent an email to some of my colleagues and asked if they would also like to donate some of their products to the moms of Laminadera. I was overwhelmed with everyone’s generosity! I ordered extra things and in total prepared 119 packages to be given to the Watoto moms in Gulu.
Saturday, February 23, 2013 we were off to Laminadera Village in Gulu. On arriving we were welcomed by Daniel, the village administrator who took us to Mamma Florence’s house where we had an amazing traditional lunch with her children.
Later we went to the meeting place where the rest of the moms were gathered. We gifted the moms with the make up packages and I was so touched by their tears as they received their packages. I was blessed by the moms who sang and danced in our honor. How heart warming and emotional!
I am also a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and I teach people to laugh for no reason. I emphasize the health benefits of laughter. As I traveled to Uganda I pondered how I would share this gift of laughter on this trip. Well then again – God had this all planned ahead for me. After gifting the mothers, I showed them some laughter therapy exercises and everyone was so eager to participate. It was so energizing to hear so much laughter and my life in that moment was fulfilled.
I felt the love and appreciation of each woman as I hugged them. What an honor to have met these amazing women of God. They give so selflessly of themselves to love and raise orphaned children. They are such an inspiration. I’m in such awe of God’s great works in rescuing the children and women of Africa.
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