Last summer a missionary couple visited our church and shared about their vision for a ministry center which hosts a school for 45 girls, farming opportunities for the locals, and a pastor training/discipleship program. Although I did not feel called to Uganda, I knew they were planting seeds of desire in others in my church. While in the United States, the missionary couple raised the necessary funds for the building projects and in the last year their Ministry Center has expanded.
When the opportunity to go to Uganda presented itself, I said yes. However, I wondered what the purpose of this trip would be for me. My desire to travel and my "yes" had me asking "why?".
Two verses from the Bible stood out to me:
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart's desires."
Proverbs 37 : 4
Then I heard the Lord asking, "Whom should I send as a messenger to this people?
Who will go for us?"
I said, "Here I am. Send me."
Isaiah 6 : 8
It wasn't long before a teaching opportunity opened up for me at the school during our visit. I would provide a teacher workshop for the teachers. As I began to prepare it was exciting to bridge my life and ministry here and a purpose for my trip to Africa.
From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.
This first video was part of a performance the girls put on for us!
On our way to the airport we stopped by Mama Ruth's shop to pick up our orders and I got to try jackfruit for the first time. Yum!
P.S. Some Misc. pictures that didn't make it into the categories above.