Is there any word that stirs up greater emotion than the word “home”? Thoughts of nostalgic traditions, delicious food, and heartfelt memories often fill the soul at just the mention of the word home.
Despite a very hard year in Uganda and many delays, the Gems are HOME for Christmas this year at Gem Village.
Our work at Gem Village continues as we now turn our focus to building two Assisted Living homes.
In Uganda, by law, when a child reaches 18 years of age, they age out of a children’s home and must leave. We can’t let this happen to our Gems!
Our desire is to provide a safe place for our oldest Gems as they become adults. We want these Gems to continue to grow and thrive independently!
Meet Bethany, who turned 16 years old in September. In less than two years Bethany will age out of our children’s home. We are the only family she knows and so she will have nowhere to turn, but to us. The assisted living homes will provide for Bethany, and the many other Gems who are going to age-out.