A primary goal of Family Care Uganda is to brighten the lives of all those we come into contact with. We have had a range of members who have had exceptional talents and by using those God-given gifts, have effected change for good in the lives of many in Uganda.
Nyx Martinez, a talented young artist, joined our team and was a driving force for several years. Using the simple yet powerful medium of art, she opened doors to a means whereby we were able to brighten the lives of little ones, who so needed a touch of love.
One particularly enjoyable project has been painting murals on the otherwise bland, dark walls of several orphanages and hospitals.
The pediatric ward in Mulago, the main government hospital in Kampala, received a tremendous facelift when we able to cheer the place up with lively paintings of animals and comforting angels along the walls. The project continued as more volunteers offered to work with us, donating their talents to make the world a more cheerful, beautiful place for these suffering little ones.
At the Little Angels Babies Home in Kampala, the FCU team completely renovated the interior walls of the classroom, lounge and bedrooms with bright, colorful artwork. The transformation was amazing—and almost unrecognizable from the dark, dank surroundings first encountered.
After joining us on a trip to the Ik (a remote and marginalized tribe in the far north of Uganda), Nyx was so moved by the beauty of the people she’d interacted with, she held an art exhibition at the Sheraton Hotel to increase awareness of their plight. While she was among the Ik, she took time to illustrate many Africanized Bible stories, to their great delight, helping the stories become relevant to their difficult and uniquely challenged lives.