This is the next blog in our #GoBeyondHope Series, featuring on-the-ground updates from Annette and Nathan as they visit our ministry locations in Kenya and Uganda. Baby Annet and little Mohamad waiting for their mother to return. Yesterday, I was led to a grassy cliff overlooking Lake Victoria. Walking down the narrow dirt path, I enjoyed the breezes coming off the lake... they were cooling and I enjoyed seeing the grass swishing in waves like the sea. The idyllic setting did nothing to prepare me for the coming encounter. I was led into a clearing with a small shack, really nothing more than a pile of logs. Just beyond it, there were two small children. A baby sat with her naked bottom on the dirt playing with an empty bowl. Her little brother stood looking at his hands, fidgeting nervously. He wouldn't look up at me, even though I tried to get his attention. I looked around the clearing and there were no adults to be seen. These two were all by themselves. A neighbor on a distant hill had seen us coming, and came over to us. She explained that the mother was off in the woods chopping wood to start rebuilding their house which had recently been destroyed in a storm.