Window into their World

Carly here!

I currently reside in a very cushy suburb of Chicago, in Wheaton, Illinois. But I find my thoughts are often interwoven with lives halfway around the globe, and that is because my sister Corinne Iya works at an orphanage in Jinja, Uganda. She is the sponsorship coordinator at Good Shepherd’s Fold. I am so blessed to have a window into her world, because her days are filled with caring for the “least of these.” Her daily ministry is a literal living out of James 1:27- “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

We all can’t live in third-world countries (and aren’t called to do so), but I am so thankful to have a front-row seat to God’s faithfulness to the orphans at Good Shepherd’s Fold. Recently three triplets, neglected by their mother, came to live at the orphanage. They arrived so tiny and unhealthy, but God has preserved their lives and blessed their caretakers  in a very tangible way through this trio of girls.

Corinne wrote about it here.


On January 30th, God brought three beautiful little girls to the Good Shepherd’s Fold baby house. Three lives, preserved through the grace of God and the faithful ministry of Abide Family Center, changed forever. The caretakers of the baby house gently loved on the triplets, even during difficult hours of sleepless nights and scream-filled mealtimes. Within the first weeks, the babies went from crying when touched to smiling when held; from avoiding eye-contact to seeking moments of attention; from fear to trust. It was a miracle unfolding. The caretakers remarked on the emotional development that they were witnessing in these lives. It was beautiful.

Victoria, Teopista, and Kaana, with baby house supervisor, Adrine.
I praise God for demonstrating to the baby house caretakers the transforming power of His love and character poured into little lives. I praise God for reminding me of the way that He cares for us and continues to pursue us, even when we cry to be left alone or avoid His presence. He meets us where we are, even if it is in the middle of the night; God doesn’t turn His ear the other way. What a beautiful example He gives us as we care for little ones.

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