The Otino-Waa Creed
I am a special child of God,
chosen and saved for a unique purpose.
My life has been difficult,
but God has been and will be with me.
I have my own guardian angel who watches over me.
It is not my fault my parents are dead;
I will miss them until the day I die.
I choose to forgive the people and circumstances
surrounding their death,
because I know my own healing and well-being begin in forgiveness.
In the future,
whenever I feel sad or angry,
I will find someone who loves me and
tell him how I feel.
I know I can always talk to God in my heart.
No one can take God’s love for me away.
I am learning to be grateful for my life
knowing that God will use me
to help others who also have a difficult life.
Life is hard, but God is good!
Otino-Waa is a children’s orphanage in Lira, Uganda, East Africa