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Grandmother Kicks Kids Out of Her Home


Photo: Penny. Her eyes are covered to protect her identity.

Penny, Elijah, and Charity’s parents are Muslims, and they don’t have a lot of money. When it came time for Penny, the oldest, to start school in their town in Uganda, her parents could not afford to send her.

A teacher in her grandmother’s town agreed to teach all three children. So they moved into their grandmother’s home.

After the children began their schooling, their grandmother noticed the children talking about Jesus and sneaking away on Sunday mornings to attend Sunday school. She didn’t approve of her grandchildren becoming Christians, so she kicked them out of her house and left them on their own! Penny cared for her little brother and sister as well as she could with the help of their teacher.

The children are now 12, 10, and 6 years old. Earlier this year, their teacher asked for help from a VOM front-line worker. The worker agreed to care for the children. Pray that they will remain strong in their faith and that their family members will also open their hearts to Jesus love for them.