Fulfillment Serving at Watoto - Daniel J Kleiven
Volunteer station: Baby Watoto, Kampala
Duration: 2 months
Daniel spent two months at Baby Watoto, loving and caring for orphaned and vulnerable babies along with other nannies and volunteers. Everyday, he was amazed at witnessing the miracle of little lives being nursed from near-death conditions to full health, ready to take on the world
“My mission is to maximize every opportunity before leaving Uganda at the end of May. And since I have spare time, I asked a representative from Watoto Church for more activities to be involved,” he said
Daniel was invited to a youth fellowship and suddenly found himself in a circle of solely black, Ugandan students, singing and dancing in worship. This was total fun.
He says: “What I like about these people is their delight and energy during worship. They are thankful for everything, recognising that nothing is given to them by their own power.”
One of the significant moments he will always cherish was receiving a visit from Watoto Founders, Marilyn and Gary Skinner at the Baby’s Home. Naturally as the energetic little kid, he ran up to Marilyn and they started talking. He loved hearing the Watoto story again.
“I’m incredibly proud to be a part of this! I’m proud to be a Christian, a witness and a volunteer at Watoto,” he says.
Making A Difference - Kaufman Brothers
"People assume that if you don’t have a lot, you can’t make a difference. However once you visit Uganda and see the work in progress at Watoto, it’s fulfilling to know that what starts with an individual contribution, like sponsoring a child or helping to build a house, has tremendous impact on the lives of orphaned children,” says Dave Kaufman.
A team of 20 men and women including young people from Ohio, led by Dave Kaufman, built a teacher's house for Watoto. Anna Rooney, 15 years old, believes anyone can go to Africa.
“It’s been amazing! We didn’t want to leave. We really enjoyed everything, including a ladies’ church service, the babies at Baby Watoto and all the children at the Watoto villages,” she said. The team concluded their visit with a Safari at the Murchison Falls National Park.
There are many opportunities to join or form a team with your church or organisation.
To come on a team or to get more information please contact the following persons:
Amanda Rauh (firstname.lastname@example.org) for those from Canada
Greg Phelps (email@example.com) for those from the Americas
Dennis Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) for those from Australia
Opeyemi Saola (email@example.com) for those from Europe
Moe Tam (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Joanna Lam (email@example.com) for those from Asia
Anita Iga (firstname.lastname@example.org) for unlisted countries or regions and for those interested in visiting Uganda