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Sons of Lwala

In the village of Lwala you really don’t belong to your parents. . .
you belong to everybody!
-Milton Ochieng

Last night I went to the debut of the documentary “Sons of Lwala” which follows Milton and Fred, two Kenyan brothers from Lwala who are putting their community before themselves. Studying at Vanderbilt to become Doctors, the documentary is a story of Hope as you see them embark on a journey to return to their community and build a clinic. You watch them overcome so many obstacles including the death of their parents to AIDS. Their father had planted the dream for this clinic and you are inspired as the brothers take the death of their parents and turn it into life for Lwala so others can get the help they need. A local Nashville news reporter and an amazing photographer heard their story a few years ago and began to follow the brothers documenting everything along the way. Students, politicians (Sen. Bill Frist), and Jars of Clay along with Blood Water Mission come alongside them in launching a fund raising drive that continues to help them press on.
At the end you cant help but think about everybody in Lwala who came together for their son Milton, selling crops and livestock to raise $900 for his first airline ticket to America to start his story.

Be sure to visit their site and find out how you can see this film!!

It’s awesome!

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