"And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ." Ephesians 3:17b-18

Sunday, August 12, 2012

So…What can 13 people with 35 trunks of supplies accomplish in 14 days with God’s direction?

The journey began months ago with prayer and planning. Transportation and lodging would require 29 hours on 3 buses, 34 hours on 4 airplanes (plus 26 hours in layovers), and 5 hotels. We would be crossing time zones to one 8 hours ahead of EST to visit 6 ministry sites and work at 3 of them.

Ministry work provided:
  •   238 children attended Children’s Bible Club
  •  123 adults attended Community Health Evangelism classes on nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, safe water, first aid
  •  32 women attended a class on Woman’s Health and Pregnancy
  • 484 preschool and elementary age children had a day of Vacation Bible School
  • 259 people attended a 1 day Medical Clinic in a remote village of a strong Muslim district, where 18 gave their lives to Christ
  • 300+ Beanie Babies given to sick children at a children’s hospital

As the team is settling back into their lives in the US we are reminded of the blessings that living in the US provide, which is a simple fact of the location of our birth. Life in Uganda is hard. Simple things of everyday life that we don’t even think about are a struggle there. Food, water, shelter, and health care are not easy to come by, and sometimes not even possible. But love is universal and can bring a big smile to the face of someone in need, no matter where you are born. To have the privilege to share the love of Christ in Uganda was just that – a privilege. We are so thankful that God has allowed us to be a part of His work. Thankful for families who sacrificed to make it possible for us to leave our homes for 2 weeks. Thankful for the everyone who prayed with us and for us. Thankful for those who gave willingly of their time and resources to help make it possible for us to go and have the supplies needed to accomplish the work. But most of all we are thankful to have a Lord and Savior willing to die on a cross to provide salvation for all who seek Him!

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