Monday, November 9, 2015

Christmas in Uganda

Ever since I left Uganda 3 years ago, I've felt like God's been calling me back. In particular I've felt called to spend Christmas with the kids at Amani Baby Cottage, an orphanage in Jinja, Uganda.  So... This Christmas, I'm going.

Here's where I need help- I TOLD THEM I'D BRING CHRISTMAS AND I CAN'T DO IT ALONE. Amani has over 60 orphans under the age of 5. Many are orphaned when their parents die due to AIDS, birth complications or other factors. Some are abandoned in the hospital after birth. Others are found abandoned at taxi stops, in community toilets, or on the street.

Here's how you can help:

Be Christmas to 1 Child- Next time you're at Target, Walmart, on Amazon etc- you pick up 1 small toy; stuffed animal, lightweight ball, action figure, hot wheels, crayons, legos, baby doll... for no more that $20.00 (Whatever you think would make a kid's Christmas morning) and mail it to me by December 20th. That's it... I'll take care of the rest and hand it to a child on Christmas morning from you.

Send gifts to:
Courtney Clydesdale
1600 Westgate Circle, Suite 125
Brentwood TN 37027

Misc Requests- Prayer is number 1. As of right now, I'm traveling by myself so prayers for my safety are appreciated. There is a chance Justin will be going to help as well, but getting 10 days off work around the holidays is difficult. Pray that if he's meant to go, God will make it happen. Secondly, getting over there's not cheap; airfare, vaccinations, ground transportation, lodging, visas- it adds up. If you would like to help out with those kind of expenses there's a paypal button on the left.

Thank you again for all of your support! I can't wait to see these kids faces on Christmas morning!

Merry Christmas!

Courtney Clydesdale

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