by Bucky Rogers
Founder and Executive Director of Benjamin House Ministries
Today our team split into two teams. One that stayed in Mityana to minister in Najjanankumbi, and the other went with me into Kampala to go schools to spend time sharing about what God has done in our lives and can do in theirs. In total, we will visit about 15 schools and speak to nearly 3,000 students.
Right now, it’s 3 a.m. here, and all I can do is stare at the ceiling. Not because I’m not tired, or we are having to get up that early. I’m burdened. I don’t know that my heart has ever ached like this. Today, we went to a baby home that had about 15 orphaned babies in it. I held one little fella for an hour and just prayed and thought. Just as much as any other child on Earth, he deserves love. He deserves a mama and a papa, and right now he is laid in his crib each night without that. If someone didn’t choose to care for him, he would die.
Another member of our team held a little girl that was 5 months old and weighed less than 7 pounds. I felt ashamed, disgusting, and over privileged. I questioned why I was born into the family I was born into and in the country I was born into. Why was I not thrown in a latrine like thousands of babies are each year. Then, in a moment of clarity, the Lord spoke. I was born where and when I was born… for this moment. I’m going to follow God and make a difference in the lives of children. Even if I die doing it, I will not give up this fight. To whom much is given, much is expected.
You may not be able to come, but God has given you the position, family and income you have for much more than just comfort. Stand with us as we advocate for children and families.
Bucky Rogers, Benjamin House staff, and short-term missionaries