Meet our new son! His name is Frank and he lives in Uganda. When I read his story, I knew God was leading this young man into our lives. He's one of 500 children Mercy Uganda is asking people to sponsor.
Frank is 12 years old and goes to Bethel Junior school. He actually boards there and lives with his father when not in school. I don't know the details, but his mother died some time ago.
Frank is a bright and serious student. Most of the students in Uganda are serious because they are aware that education is their only way out of the poverty which is all they have ever known.
Last February, Frank was abducted by local witch doctors while he was on his way to his grandfather's house. He was to be used as a child sacrifice. I have tried to imagine how terrified Frank must have been and I can't. I can't imagine being in the presence of a witch doctor and I can't imagine any human sacrifice.
But Frank probably knew what was going on and he is 12.
I don't know what happened to Frank, but he had a scar on his stomach. When the witch doctors saw the scar, he was immediately rejected as a sacrifice. Thank God for that scar!
So welcome Frank, our new son. We promise to pray for you, write to you and love you. May the gospel shine forth in your life!
I have probably said this before but one thing that really touched me about these Ugandan children is what I heard a Ugandan pastor say.....if Christians don't help our children, m*uslims will be glad to build schools and educate them.....and they may then be future terrorists.