In February we received a little girl in our home, who was in very bad state. The doctor said that she should not have come much later, then it might have been too late. We then discovered that this was done by her by her own parents, who wanted to kill her, she was too much of a "bother" to them. I was so touched by this girl. You can read the blogs from Feb. 14, 15 and 22 about her. And in the blog of March 9 you can read how we celebrated her first birthday as a celebration of LIFE! The Police and the Probation office got involved, as it was a case of neglecting as well. We have been to the family to talk, or trying to talk, because several times the parents were too drunk to talk with. The Local counsellor from that area got involved and the neighbours were also very concerned for the little girl. The Police and the Probation decided that they would talk to the family if they could give the baby up for adoption since the life of the little girl would be in danger, staying with the parents. The parents gave up the girl and agreed that we would look for a family to adopt her. At the same time, God knew this all and planned it like this, an American family, who works in Soroti as missionaries and visits us regular, fell in love with Catherine. There has been a lot of talking and visiting, but we all felt this would be the family for Catherine!!
On the picture at the left, you can see the Police lady and the Probation officer who came to give Catherine to this lovely family. We are very happy and I know that God is in all of this. Catherine has been been through too much in her little one year old life, I know that God will heal the emotions and the memories. I know that she will so much loved, the children will fight to carry her and to play with her. I believe that God brought her to Amecet with this in mind, to save her life and to make her whole!