As I was walking behind the guest house in Kibaale the other day I stopped to look at the big mango tree growing behind the house that I lived in many years ago. Its beauty and size struck me.
I remembered planting a small seedling 16 years ago. It was hard to believe this was the same tree. Over the years it has provided shade, fruit, a home for a ‘tree house’ and a place to hang a swinging ladder for children.
In a way, it is a symbol of Kibaale Community Centre, which began as a very small and seemingly insignificant children’s home in a very remote area. God planted it for a purpose, however, and it grew with His blessing as a great many people served there. It has been a place of shelter and provision for many needy children. The entire community has been blessed by the Christian education, medical and community services it has been able to provide. God has a way of making visions grow into reality!
Speaking of growth, we are seeing the site at the Timothy Centre continue to take shape….the buildings, the landscaping, and the farm.