Orphans’ Spontaneous Joy Overwhelms Orphanage Founder

Robbie Palmer saw the orphaned street children of Uganda and wanted to help. The orphans at Kwagala Ministries know they have Robbie to thank – so when he surprises the kids in the ministry’s care home, their joyous and loving reaction is absolutely contagious.

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. – 1 John 3:16-18

Uganda perhaps more than any other sub-Saharan country, has seen the fallout of war, colonialism and disease. In the north, Rwandan rebels continue to cause strife with government authorities; tribal alliances threaten safety of travel roads daily. Its capital Jinja is mostly made up of slums; the town garbage pit is home to thousands of the world’s most disenfranchised. Robbie Palmer saw all that and wanted to help the orphans wandering Jinja’s streets, so he helped found Kwagala Ministries. Loving (Kwagala means “love”) with action, in spirit and in truth, Kwagala pulls children off the street – and they know they have Robbie to thank. So when he surprises the kids in the ministry’s care home, their joyous and loving reaction is absolutely contagious. Check out their spontaneous outpouring of love in the video below!