Well, what more can an Orphan ask for, if not for a parent, a person who cares enough to understand their situation.
I recently attended Breakfast With the Orphans courtesy of 40 days and 40 smiles started by a wonderful lady I know as E-star, and I feel maybe her name should be A-Star for the wonderful things she’s done for the Orphans at God’s Grace Orphanage started by a one Aunt Maria.
I was once involved with God’s Grace Orphanage [GGO]some time ago, I was overly gassed and with time, run out of steam as I lacked the camaraderie, but the tides have changed and I had to see for myself.
On this Breakfast with the Orphans at GGO I was with other ‘Single Fathers’ OP and Peter ! And in the little pockets of conversation, we wondered at how great one person could make such a sacrifice as we interacted with the youngings, all gassed to see us and awaiting the goodies that had been brought!
A one Martin caught our eyes, even as the fates had it, he seemed like a future politician, not with the words that had people driving him around.
A one Bahati thanked me in all forms of broken English, and in me it stirred a need to even be around more. [Not missing any future Breakfasts]
I am here doing two things, THANKING the awesome people who took their time to meet and interact with the Orphans, keep it up, kudos. Am also here, insisting that you reader come and JOIN the Band Wagon and play the role as these are the future, the future today, tomorrow and yesterday.
Here is a small manifesto on what 40 Days and 40 smiles is all about!
40 Days…over 40 smiles:-) was started to provide for less fortunate children and give them an opportunity to have a life equal to anyone, with as many chances as those brought up by both parents or better.
We welcome volunteers,well wishers and all good Samaritans with open arms.
Our team is dedicated to these children and we try to nurture them as we would our own.
Whereas several charity organisations worldwide have taken to swindling cash or having ‘ghost projects, we have a firm foundation and provide accountability for all that is received. There are records for anyone who wishes to have access to them.
Knowing that our doors are open to everyone should not be used as a marketing gimmick. Charity is not the ‘in thing.’ It simply comes from the heart.It isn’t about religion or race but what you choose to share with those around you as you see fit.
We are not a trend, cool gadget or appliance that can be shown off to the world. Our vents are not a chance to get a photo op. They are a chance to bond, to smile, to make a difference in people’s lives.
When we choose to spend time with these children at any event, whether it is a breakfast, birthday, eater or Christmas party, it is because we want to be with them and genuinely enjoy it. Therefore it loses purpose if we spend an entire day with them and leave without knowing who they are, what is important to them or what gives them reason to get up to yet another day.
“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. 3But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
I am grateful for being a part of this bunch of awesome people and here is how you can help. Join the Band, come this Sunday and lets DO THIS!
I cant say any more than I already have said. Just join us and be a part of the Awesomeness!
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