Roxanne Robbins with Okello Dikens at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda.

Roxanne Robbins with Okello Dikens at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda.

Dave Branon, of Our Daily Bread, shares how Tukutana Director Roxanne Robbins had the privilege of caring for a young boy in Uganda as he battled Acute Myeloid Lymphoma. 

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Okello's Story, Our Story

OUR DAILY BREAD

By Dave Branon | FEBRUARY 25, 2009

My friend Roxanne has had some impressive jobs in her life. She has covered the Olympics as a reporter. She has worked in Washington, DC, for noted people and companies. For years, she has written articles about top Christian athletes. But none of those jobs can compare with what she is doing now: giving the love of Jesus to children in Uganda.

What are her days like? Consider the rainy Thursday when she walked the muddy pathway to a cancer ward. Once inside, she scooped up little Okello, whose arms bore sores from poor IV care and whose body raged with a high fever. She carried him to the office of the only cancer doctor in the building and stayed with him until he got help and his condition stabilized.

Jesus, our example, spent His entire ministry among the suffering, healing them and bringing them the good news of God’s love (Luke 7:21-22).

How significant are the jobs we do? Sure, it’s vital to make a living to support ourselves and our families. But is there something we can do to help relieve the suffering in our world of pain? We may not be able to move to Uganda like Roxanne, but we can all find ways to assist someone. In whose life will you make a difference?

God uses us to show His love To people caught in life’s despair; Our deeds of kindness open doors To talk of God and His great care. 

God uses us to show His love To people caught in life’s despair; Our deeds of kindness open doors To talk of God and His great care. —Sper