Anne Peters made her first trip to Uganda with Hearts and Hope this past month. She attends Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wentzville and was a true gift to the team! She came home and immediately sponsored a child in Butangala, where Immanuel partners. Her thoughts:
I received my sponsorship letter in the mail yesterday. This is Josephine; she is 9 years old and lives half a world away. As I was reading about her family and looking at the picture she drew me (red dirt fingerprints and all) I had an overwhelming feeling of love for this little girl who I've never met. As tears of love and happiness ran down my face Aidan and Jeremy said we need to frame her picture and hang it up with the family photos. I never thought a mission trip would affect me or my family so greatly. If you ever feel that you cannot make a difference in this world because you are just one person think again. No matter how insignificant your actions may feel to you they all matter to someone. It doesn't matter how you love the world just love it!
Hearts & Hope is a nonprofit organization focused on unlocking the potential of people in Uganda through relationships with people in the US.