It truly blows my mind at how long a little faith can take you. This whole trip, once I gave it completely to God, has came together. I did not know how on earth I was going to find or raise the funds needed for a plane ticket. I prayed and God came through with flying colors! My mothers work office raised, donated, and surprised me with enough to nearly pay for my flight. I didn't know if I was going to have enough money to pay for my room and board and have enough extra for my time in Uganda. I prayed and the lord came through.
I had a conversation just the other day of how amazing it is what God does with just a little faith and how he works through his people to help provide for us. Rather than thinking of all the reasons I might not be able to go on this trip, I said I will go where you make a way lord. He has made a way! If you are or have been a part of helping me on this journey, wether it be monetarily or by prayer, I CAN NOT THANK YOU ENOUGH. I pray that God would bless you abundantly for your graciousness.
This post is nothing profound or special. It is just me saying thank you, thank you, again!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I am still here! Between working, sending my computer off, and preparing for my trip I have not thought much of blogging. I promise to try to blog more, especially when I actually have stories to blog about.
I wanted to tell you a little more about the lovely people I will be spending three months with. Serving His Children, as you might guess, has grown very close to my heart. Renee Bach started this program out of a need to stop hunger and malnutrition. I can not say enough about this Girl! Between the very short time I have got to see her, and the many heart breaking and uplifting blogs I have read, I am more and more blown away. She puts every bit of herself into serving and being a light. She started this program in 2009 and it has since then grown and grown and well, is continuing to grow. Rather than going on and on, as I surely can, about what goes on at SHC I ask that you please check out the website and read for yourself an explanation. Read the stories and see photos of the beautiful souls that have been helped. Read about the efforts being made to change the lives of so many. Be humbled.
Serving His Children Website
Serving His Children Blog
During my time in Uganda I am going to be working with some wonderful people who are perusing Gods heart just as hard as I am. It is such a wonderful feeling that we are in this together, and I sincerely can not wait to see how our lives will be changed. A few of the volunteers I get to serve with happen to be out of town friends who I rarely get to see. I am so very excited God is allowing us to serve together. If you wish to find out more about those friends please visit their website and blog which I will post below. I have also made contact with some of the other volunteers I will be working with. I really can't say it enough but, I can't wait to see what God has in store for us and to see the bonds that will be made!
Living His love Website
Living His Love Blog
I wish I could put into words the passion I have for Serving His Children and the change that is happening because of this organization. I wish I could tell Renee how much like Jesus she really is and how proud of her he must really be. I wish I could stop malnutrition and hunger every where. All I know to do is help one life and at time, and to go where my father sends me.
Please continue to pray for Gods will for me, for Renee who has a very heavy load right now, and for all of the children in Masese who are learning of a love they have never known. God Bless.