What was your dream when you were still young?
Are you what you dreamt to be today when you were still young?
Whether that is a yes or no, it all depends on the foundation and the builders of that dream in that young heart you had then.
I remember those days when as children we dreamt of being doctors, pilots, engineers, presidents, name it yet today, less than 10% are exactly what they always dreamt of being as young children.
So does this mean that it is impossible to attain the dreams we beheld then?
Certainly not, “We believe nothing is impossible with God.”
“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 NKJV
Like I said earlier it depends on the foundation and builders. The foundation being reasons why and builders being those and everything around you and who or what speaks in your life.
As Watoto we treasure every dream that our children have because these dreams will rebuild our nation and our world.
Today we bring you 10-year-old Bazil Odong who dreams to be a world changer by telling of the world about the love of Jesus that he believes has changed and transformed his life.
“I am Bazil, when I grow up I want to be a pastor because I want to preach the word of God to the world so that it can be transformed. I love my home back in Watoto Laminadera Village in Gulu, northern Uganda because there are brothers sisters, friends and my mother who love me so much. I have liked so much playing football on tour and my best friend is Toby.
My favourite food is chicken, pork and chips. On tour I have learnt to be kind to people because our hosts have been so kind to us by allowing us in their homes.
I have also learnt to be faithful with what God has given me in life because some people don’t have it.
Bazil came from a broken family before he joined Watoto. He lost his Dad to severe chronic cancer and his mother became so weak because of diseases and taking so much alcohol, therefore she couldn’t take care of Bazil and his siblings anymore. Bazil and his siblings were rescued by Watoto from the harm they were prone to, to a place where they found new hope and family.
Bazil has grown up to a very confident, wise, passionate and jolly child. One thing I know about Bazil, he loves singing or call it worshipping. No wonder he wants to be a pastor and he is ever smiling no matter what.
He is a such a young soul yet with such a burning passion within his heart for God. His eyes are always looking out for beauty.
I can only imagine what a great world changer he will be then if he is already causing change in people’s lives on tour.
“The levels of success we have are because of the levels of passion we hold.”
During a conversation with Bazil he said two statements that astonished me and I believe you will be too.
“Before I die, I want to make sure I finish all my work (purpose) so then I can die fulfilled.”
Wow! Guess what I expected, sky diving, having children, name it. But what a mind and heart that is within this young soul! A heart that seeks to accomplish his purpose here on earth.
“I advise all the children to work hard so that they can achieve their dreams in future”
He knows and understands that he can only get gold after mining it from underneath.
I don’t know how many children are in the world but one thing I know every child is a gift from God.
Look around you and give a hand to a child whose dream is dying either by giving them a reason to dream, caring, providing for them what they need to live.
“What or where is the world tomorrow if these young souls die or have no reason to dream?”
To all Watoto partners and sponsors, thanks so much for making a difference and giving these children a reason to dream. You are rebuilding the world through your contribution. If you want to make a difference by supporting a child today wherever you are, go to http://www.watoto.com for more information and you can also come meet Bazil and other children on their tour in Asia. Visit http://www.watoto.asia to see the tour schedule for the concerts in your area.
Some of the moments when Bazil is enjoying tour
“This is my story and I am a miracle.”
Thanks so much and God bless you.
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