Here’s more of Kevin’s experiences:
One of the great experiences of the Uganda trip was a visit to a sponsor child through Compassion International. One of our friends had a sponsor child in the area and asked if we could go visit him. At first I was a little hesitant to go out of our way to visit someone I had no connection with, but I am certainly glad we went.
Our team of 7 spent the morning visiting his rural home where he lives with his brother. He is just finishing high school and will be going to university shortly. They served us the best pineapple we’ve ever tasted and showed us around their house and yard. We also visited the Compassion International School where they have several hundred students who are all sponsored. We were able to greet the students and encourage them and see how the program was run.
It was very encouraging to see how this sponsorship program is changing the lives of so many children, who otherwise would not have sufficient funds to go to school.