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Building Gorette's House...
Gorette is a mother of six children, ranging in age from fifteen to two years old…
in Bugangari village, Western Uganda. When her husband had died in 2019 and she wasn’t sure how
she would make it, she began having thoughts of suicide but pushed on. Although it took her until December
of 2020 to pay off the debt from his burial, She did it from sweat and hard work in other people’s gardens.
And then the rainy season came and washed away her mud home. She again had thoughts of suicide.
She had been trying to construct a wood home on her own, from pieces of wood she had been collecting,
but had run out of money for nails. The simple structure has a door but no lock. She uses a hoe to lock herself
and the children inside while they sleep and a rope to tie it shut while they are away.
When we went to visit, money in hand for nails, someone had already stolen her wood.
There was no need for nails. Besides, whatever she built from wood would only be eaten by the ants in a short time.
She told us of how she was so excited when she heard Amos could come and pick up food provided by
The McKinsey Foundation for her family for Christmas. But was devastated when Amos returned home with no rice.
Amos has a little trouble walking steady & had dropped the bag of rice, spilling it all over the ground on his way home.
It was this time that she felt everything was working against her and she was really thinking of sucide.
Gorette showed us where her home used to be and how the best she could do right now
to put a roof over their heads…was to sleep with the goats.
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A DREAM WAS REAWAKENED!!!
When McKinsey went to meet Jesus on February 2, 2015, none of us
could have predicted the legacy of hope, faith, and love that she had left behind.
McKinsey had a conviction in her heart to serve the abandoned children in Uganda.
She had made plans to return permanently, to live in Uganda and adopt Ugandan
children to raise them there as her own. (18 of them to be exact).
5 months after she passed,
I traveled to Uganda to see what she saw and fell in love with.
It quickly became clear to me why she had been called there. I firmly believe
that God knew all along McKinsey would never return to Uganda, but he was in fact
using her legacy to move me like he had not been able to do before. As a child, I had
a dream of buying a neighborhood and “staffing” each home in the neighborhood
with house parents that would serve as parents for children that didn’t have any.
I knew kids that were in foster care and their stories always left me
feeling like I should do something.
As I got older, life intervened and I lost focus on that dream.
Since McKinsey’s passing, God has reawakened that dream, or a form of that
dream deep in my soul. What started out as me and others sharing McKinsey’s story
and telling about the children living on the streets in Uganda, abandoned to fend
for themselves has quickly taken on a life of its own.
The McKinsey Foundation was opened in her honor..
To love, serve and restore hope to abandoned children in Uganda.
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One of the breathtaking sights is seeing how beautiful these children are.
And to think that there are more more children like them who can’t afford to go to school is heart breaking.
We want to support more abandoned children get an education that can change their futures. Join us to make a change!
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