Thomasville, NC -- As parents, you'd like to think you're raising your kids to be outstanding adults who are kind to others and have big dreams of changing the world. Well, chances are if you're the parents of two teenagers who are volunteering to spend part of their summer break halfway around the world helping other young people fight disease, we'd say you hit the mark.
Michael Bowers, Mike Ferguson and their daughters Bailey and Emily will be volunteering with Sole Hope in Uganda this June. Their plan is to help the locals with preventative medical care, including insects that spread disease through the feet.
Michael Bowers and his daughter Bailey have a special connection to overseas humanitarian missions in Africa. His family recently adopted a daughter from Rwanda.
There will be a special meal the group is using to raise awareness about the worldwide orphan crisis. It's March 16 at Rich Fork Baptist Church in Thomasville. They're offering what an orphan in Uganda would eat, a bowl of porridge, or guests can choose vegetable soup. Tickets are $12. That includes a handmade bowl from Mission's Pottery in Lexington. To register-- email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WFMY News 2