Latter-day Saint travels to Africa to put faith into action

Steven Ssenyonjo leaned forward and whispered, "What would you say has been the most important day of your life?" It seemed an odd question to be asked while standing on the hard, red earth in a schoolyard in front of 300 children in the wilds of Africa.

"Oh, there have been many," I replied.

"Most of these children do not know their birth date. They hardly remember their mothers and fathers, who are dead and gone. They pray for someone to care for them and love them. They count the day they are sponsored as the most important day of their lives. They know who you are and that you have come to see that they are real. These orphans have been waiting for you," Steven said.

Little did my husband, Larry, and I ever guess that our mission to Manchester, England, in 2007 would lead us to outlying villages in the depths of Uganda in 2010.

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