I have a daughter who is my “why” and my reason for trying each day to be, and do, better. She is my greatest joy and my surprise miracle. Becoming a mother opened my heart in ways I never knew possible and I know I am not alone in feeling this way. Bringing a child into your life changes your priorities, your way of looking at life, and adds to that innate desire we have as humans to make things better.
My husband and I had been married many years before our surprise miracle arrived. During that time, I looked for ways to support children and families around the world and in that search I came across ROWAN. As I read through the information online, I knew I had finally found the organization I had been looking for. My heart melted, and tears filled my eyes, as I read of a beautiful baby girl and her grandmother who were in need of sponsorship and I quickly signed up to help sponsor them. That was almost ten years ago, and I have been a supporter of ROWAN ever since.
What do I love about ROWAN? I love that I am able to donate what I can afford and that I can be sure my donation is being used to directly help people in Uganda. I love that ROWAN strives to help widows and children better their lives through education and the opportunities that brings. I love that ROWAN follows the teaching found in Matthew 25:40, “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” (KJV) And I love that ROWAN is led by love.
My name is Kirsten, and I am grateful to say that I am a ROWAN supporter.