Thursday, August 20, 2015

A Note About Jehovah's Witnesses

   The other day without any notice Steven and I received a very heartfelt note from a young man Steven has been studying the Bible with. His name is Santino and he just turned 14. Santino is a Sudanese refugee. When he was a little boy his father died in the war, then later he was abandoned by his mother, whom he hasn't seen since 2006. He now lives with an aunt here in Mbarara. You can find him faithfully attending every meeting on his own, and constantly asking for new books to read. He finishes reading anything you give him about the Bible in about 3 days! There aren't enough books in the library! If he has a day off school he request to study twice in a week. Before we came he studied with a brother from Japan. Our very first meeting here Santino sat in our row, and now he's with us ever since. He is one of the sweetest kids, and he has our hearts especially after this note....


My names is Santino. I live in Mbarara where there are Jehovah's Witnesses. Jehovah's Witnesses are the best people I ever had. They are the only people who make me happy. Because of my Bible study, I think I am the happiest person in the world. And I have a lot of brothers and sisters who care about me such as Niki, Barrak, Alex, John and my Bible teacher Steven. I think he is the best teacher ever. I came without a father, but now Jehovah is my father. He is the best dad ever. I would not have all these things but through Jehovah's Witnesses. Thanks to them. 


  1. Give Santino our love from his mother, father, sister and brother (Mark 10:29, 30). Until we are able to meet some day I just want to remind him his family extends across all man made borders.

    Kathryn, Kevin, Jessica & Anthony

  2. This brought tears to my eyes!!! Send the biggest hugs from the Bari Family to our young brother!! Tell him, one day soon we will meet!