A Day in the Life of a Child: Basham

I am Basham, a three-year-old boy who came to Amani Baby Cottage as an infant, abandoned at a local children’s hospital along with my older brother. I have cerebral palsy, epilepsy, brain blindness (my eyes are fine, but my brain doesn’t process the signals), I am unable to speak, and I have recently been classified as failure to thrive because I was losing weight. All of these factors make me a very unique child at Amani with a different day-to-day experience.

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Saying "YES" to God

July 2018, my world changed forever. I took my first mission trip internationally. I went to Jinja, Uganda and spent 2 weeks there. The majority of my time was spent at Amani Baby Cottage. God wrecked me in those two weeks and showed me His heart. He showed me His love across the globe. He showed me how to be His hands and feet. He showed me His children. He showed me His love. I became very attached and drawn to Amani.

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Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, we’re excited to share how you can help out with 3 specific health needs that Amani has. Our goal is to raise a total of $1000 towards these needs.

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Mama Danyne

How does one even begin to describe "Mama Danyne?" A woman who gave it all to start a babies home in Uganda in a spur of the moment decision when need met her face-to-face. A woman whose obedience to God's call has left a legacy that will continue on in the children, workers, and families touched by the ministry of Amani.

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Faith and works

Please take this moment to enjoy our Amani mamas enjoying the beauty of having access to refrigerators, new comfortable mama beds, televisions, kettles, irons, blenders, clocks, Tupperware, curtains, and so much more. The items that Julie and her family showered on Amani are used literally everyday.

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A Day in the Life of a Child: Wilber

Before Wilbur lays down to rest for the afternoon he cleans and scrubs all the dirt stained shoes that belong to his “brothers” in Cottage A. The older boys have more required of them, and the Mama’s are slowly turning them into strong godly young men. 

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A Day in the life of a volunteer: Allie

When Allie returns to Amani, at 4 pm, she puts her scrubs back on for the evening. As the children wake up they surround Allie, smothering her in hugs. Auntie Allie can often be found sitting in the yard with children piled into her lap and hanging on her back.

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A Day in the Life of Mama Millie

Every day the Mama’s pour a unique and Christ-like love and kindness into each child. Often the children that they have loved as their own are adopted. The children are taken to new families and the Mamas open their beautiful hearts to new sweet children.

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