This is a terrible story and we are in urgent need of your financial support and prayer for Robert. The message below comes from Katie Sasser, who works for Global Support Mission on the ground in Kaihura, Uganda:

On July 17th, one of the orphaned boys at Home Again, 15 year old Robert Kabiito, was hit by a car. We’re a little unclear on the details of the story, but what we know is that Robert was riding his bike home from school when he was hit by a car coming from the neighboring town of Kyenjojo. I saw him this morning in the Hospital in Fort Portal. He is doing okay considering what he has gone through. He had emergency surgery last night to stop the bleeding and to repair the break of his fibula and tibia which were broken up by the knee. The doctor said today that they are really shocked that he made it through the night. He will stay in Fort Portal until Wednesday and then they will transfer him to Kampala where he will have another 2-3 surgeries to repair the other breaks. His femur, elbow, and shoulder are broken. His head is swollen and the other leg is very badly scraped up. He really needs prayer and support right now.

His treatment is going to be very costly and his recovery will be long. If you would like to get involved and you are not sure what you can do, we could really use your help with the medical bills. Bringing Hope can not afford the medical bills and this will be putting them in a tough spot. So again, this is a need for help. I asked Robert what he would want to say to his friends in the US and around the world that know him, or not know him. He said “I am somehow and please continue to pray for me.”

Click here to give towards Robert’s medical bills and keep up with this blog and also on Twitter to find out the latest about Robert. I appreciate your time and thank you for your prayers.

Katie Sasser


Its been awhile since we’ve posted here on the Home blog, but we wanted to let you all know that all of us are back in the country and excited for the rest of this year! We’ll have a lot to tell you as time rolls on, so stay tuned to this blog for more here very shortly! We have a lot going on with Know.Think.Act., Red Earth Trading Co. is starting to pick up momentum and we’re gearing up for our Partner Appreciation Events!

We just want to thank you all so much for your support, prayers and kind words while we were in Africa. We appreciate them more than you know and are so thankful to have your support! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Jeremy Stanley
U.S. Programs Director


I walked up to the orphanage and saw Faith sitting with an incredibly frail little boy. She told me his name was Moses and he had just recently come to them. He looked like an infant, no more than a year and a half old… I was shocked to find out that he was supposedly 4 or 5 years old, depending on who you asked. How could this be? How could a child that age be so malnourished, so frail, so unresponsive and close to death? Moses came to Home Again not only HIV Positive but with a myriad of other illnesses as well. If ever there was a case that was easy to lose hope in, it was Moses.

But Faith never lost hope. The transformation I saw take place in Moses over 3 months was probably the most incredible transformation I’ve ever seen in my life. What was absolute skin and bones, the poster child for frailty and malnourishment, was now filling out, a little chubbiness to his cheeks. They had him in a walker to help strengthen his legs. He will eat anything and everything in arms reach. He smiles. He waves. It is a beautiful, beautiful sight.

I love this story. I love how much redemption and hope it contains. There are many stories that echo Moses’, however many of them go unnoticed or they suffer far more unfortunate fates. We can change that. After watching Moses’ story, log on to Know.Think.Act. and see how you can help provide care and resources to orphans like Moses.

I hope you enjoy this video. I hope it challenges and inspires you. Above all, I hope it gives you hope for what is and what can be. Moses is an inspiration to us and I know he will be to you as well.

Jeremy Stanley
U.S. Programs Director


I walked up to the orphanage and saw Faith sitting with an incredibly frail little boy. She told me his name was Moses and he had just recently come to them. He looked like an infant, no more than a year and a half old… I was shocked to find out that he was supposedly 4 or 5 years old, depending on who you asked. How could this be? How could a child that age be so malnourished, so frail, so unresponsive and close to death? Moses came to Home Again not only HIV Positive but with a myriad of other illnesses as well. If ever there was a case that was easy to lose hope in, it was Moses.

But Faith never lost hope. The transformation I saw take place in Moses over 3 months was probably the most incredible transformation I’ve ever seen in my life. What was absolute skin and bones, the poster child for frailty and malnourishment, was now filling out, a little chubbiness to his cheeks. They had him in a walker to help strengthen his legs. He will eat anything and everything in arms reach. He smiles. He waves. It is a beautiful, beautiful sight.

I love this story. I love how much redemption and hope it contains. There are many stories that echo Moses’, however many of them go unnoticed or they suffer far more unfortunate fates. We can change that. After watching Moses’ story, log on to Know.Think.Act. and see how you can help provide care and resources to orphans like Moses.

I hope you enjoy this video. I hope it challenges and inspires you. Above all, I hope it gives you hope for what is and what can be. Moses is an inspiration to us and I know he will be to you as well.

Jeremy Stanley
U.S. Programs Director

May
2010


My time here in East Africa has come to a close. Over the last two months I’ve had the honor and privilege to sit down with so many incredible individuals and listen to their stories; from young children facing the challenges of getting a basic education, to elderly men and women who have lived with leprosy the majority of their life, to leaders who have given up their personal pursuits to serve their community. The situations are different, the struggles and challenges vary, but their hope is what binds them all together.

What follows is a small photo journal of a few of these conversations.

We are so excited to be able to share these stories in video format with you over the coming year. And, as we release each story you will have the ability to become a part of the continued narrative… to give life to the hope that binds them!

So, join our community of action on www.knowthinkact.com by becoming an ally and keep an eye out as we start to release these stories starting in July.

Compassion = Action,

Travis Gravette
Founder & Executive Director