In Kalbale, Uganda, Phiona grew up blind, ridiculed by other children, and burdened with the knowledge that her father had discarded her in a pit just days after her birth. A Braille Bible provided by donors through the Bible Society of Uganda launched her on a path of hope.
“I started reading the Bible and memorizing verses. My love for the Bible grew strong. I’m now able to recite passages from every book of the Bible, and have even done readings in churches and other organizations. “One day my father came to seek forgiveness from me. I didn’t want to talk to him. I hated him. I didn’t want anything to do with him.”
Phiona’s guardian, whom she calls grandfather, gently reminded her about her Bible studies. “From the Bible he taught me the value of forgiveness. I thank God that as time went by, I was able to forgive my father. He now often visits me at school. I forgave him, and I’m no longer bitter.”