Christmas day is when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ around the world on the 25th of December every year. Both religious and cultural people celebrate it around the world. It’s preceded by the season of advent that initiates the season of Christmastide which historically in the West lasts twelve days. Isaiah 9:6 – For to us a child is born, to us, a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Christmas day involves giving gifts, Christmas music, and corals, going for church services, decorations of the Christmas tree. People do shopping all over the world. Markets are always full, supermarkets and shopping malls. Buying new clothes for that day is on everyone’s to-do list.
When I was young my mom used to take me shopping to get a Christmas dress and a new pair of shoes. I remember the smile on my face those days because I was just so happy to the extent that I couldn’t sleep. A lot of food was cooked and too many sodas were served. Up to today, nothing has changed.
But who provides for the vulnerable children, who cares if they have got Christmas gifts, new clothes and something to eat. These children don’t have families that care for them, no basic needs, no health care, and no family. Remember Christmas is always fun celebrated with family but where is the family. Some end up on the streets and others in the orphanages where they try to get a picture of what it feels like to have Christmas.
So how can you help vulnerable children enjoy Christmas like any other child with a family? Through volunteering, this can be made possible. The memories may seem like a small thing but to a child in foster care means a world to them. Our orphanage program gives you a chance to reach out to the vulnerable children at the Love Uganda Foundation orphanage.
- Vulnerable children or any other child love gifts. You may not know the name of the child but know the age and gender of the child you are a blessing. This will help you choose the gift or items you wish to purchase. The extra time and effort put in to make a huge difference in helping the child feel loved. You may choose to donate clothes, pairs of shoes, toys, and a teddy bear to kids under Love Uganda Foundation
- Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem and when you read luke2:7 says “she gave birth to the firstborn son and wrapped him in the swaddling clothes, and laid him in the manger; because there was no room for them in the inn” Jesus looked like a vulnerable child and he faced hunger, sadness pain and isolated. Many vulnerable children are isolated once their parents die by relatives. They look for what to eat and they are always sad. So choosing to donate food to orphanages during this Christmas season. As you do shopping for your family pick some items to take to the orphanage? For example, sacks of sugar and rice, cooking oil, and loaves of bread.
These kids long to have something they can call theirs and it will become special to them. You will remain in their hearts and pray. I challenge you his holiday season as you decorate your house and Christmas tree, gather around as a family, and celebrate think of ways to make a child in an orphanage and streets feel special. Maybe your love this year will make ornaments for the organization. The way you love to be given gifts is the way kids at Love Uganda Foundation love them too.
Volunteering in Uganda and its partners Tuyambe.org, Love Uganda Foundation, and Love Uganda Safaris. Wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. We thank you for all the help through donations and sponsoring a child in 2021. And we look forward to working with you in the year2022. Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to give. This is according to BC Forbes, the Scottish-born American financial journalist