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Volunteers are fueling the growth of orphanages in Uganda. They need to stop

orphanages in Uganda

Image Credits: Kristin Klein/Abide Family Center

I was asked recently by a friend to meet some people from her church in the US who were visiting Uganda on a mission trip. The aim of the meeting was to convince them that supporting and visiting orphanages was doing more harm than good. As I entered the restaurant, the mission trip participants were easily identified by their beaming smiles and even brighter T-shirts. The conversation started well and they were, of course, lovely people who were incredibly generous with their time and resources; a common trait among mission trip participants I’ve met over the years. By Mark Riley. Read more.