Service for Humanity

Service for Humanity; from Latter-day Saints of Nsambya Ward, Uganda Kampala South Stake.

News Release

In an amazing display of gratitude and service, over 40 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came together on Saturday June 16, 2018; when Africa celebrated the day of the African child to offer community service to formerly abused, abandoned and neglected children, at Nsambya Babies Home, Kampala.

         

In the spirit of brotherly kindness, Nsambya Ward members gave a helping hand to those who needed it, even the young children aged between 3 months and 7 years. Members swept, scrubbed and mopped the entire premises that houses close to 40 children. Resonating well with the theme of the African child day celebrations of “Leave no child behind,” members played, cuddled, laughed and shared amazing stories with the children for over three hours, to ensure that no child was left behind. In an art of manliness and using an axe, some members split firewood, which is used to cook the children’s food. After the service, the ward donated used and unused cleaning supplies plus utensils to the home.

 

“It was a moving experience for me to come and spend some time with these little ones. I wish my kids were in town, they would have loved it,” recounted Steve Backman.   

“I felt the affection of the kids,” said Ekeesit Emmanuel.

“The kids were happy and never wanted us to leave them,” said Peace Amuge.

When asked if they were happy with what the members had accomplished, one of the supervisors at the home said, “Thank you very much for your help, we never thought you will accomplish this! You people deserve a certificate of appreciation.”  And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.

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