BCT has served children with disabilities – and their families – for many years. But it was a powerful encounter with one individual boy which began all this. As we look back at BCT’s journey so far, here’s where our work with disabled children started:
I was walking through a huge tented â€˜cityâ€™, home to some of the 1 million Ugandans who had fled the brutality of the Lordâ€™s Resistance Army (LRA).
Weaving along a track between tents, I saw a bundle of rags on the ground. As I drew nearer, I was shocked to realise it was a child, white with dust. The dust was in his eyes and his mouth. People were just stepping him over him.
I saw he was floppy and probably had cerebral palsy. As I knelt down to pick him up and cradle him, people approached and said, â€˜Donâ€™t touch him: heâ€™s nobody.â€™
I was shocked. â€˜How can you say that?â€™ This little boy had been created by God and he was precious. I call him Beloved and his memory has never left me.