The words that still ring in my ears as I think of the bumpy road that took us to and from Imbambazi Orphanage. Children came from everywhere lining the roads, chasing the bus, yelling the hopeful words...Agachupa!!!! What were the precious children begging for???? You guessed it!
EMPTY WATER BOTTLES!!!!
Amazingly enough we had been saving all of our water bottles to put beads in them for the children to use as instruments, little did we know that a single water bottle would hold so much value. We tossed a few out the windows on the way into the orphanage and marveled at the excitement of the children who caught one and were saddened by those that did not. Such a huge privilege to have a plastic container to refill with water to carry with them to school, or to fill with cooking oil for their parents. After spending sweet time with the beautiful older orphans at Imbambazi we headed back down the same bumpy road, grateful that it was not muddy, only to see that more people had gathered to see the bus travel through their little community. This time we tossed every Agachupa we could find and watched as the children gathered them with shouts of excitement and joy! I will NEVER look at another empty water bottle in the same way again. I am still amazed at how something that we toss in a trash can daily could be life changing for someone across the world!
Agachupa! Agachupa! Agachupa!!!!!!!!
Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart' will