Monday, May 23, 2011

3 weeks today and I will be seeing all your beautiful faces!!

So since the last post…

Exciting adventures
-An amazing Safari with 7 friends. I was in complete awe of God’s creation as we drove through the game park in our jeep standing up and seeing all the amazing animals. The thing that always astonishes me is that there are so many different animals in this world and I am soooooo blessed to have seen animals on a few different continents.

---Visiting the family that lives in the police barracks. My friend Charity and I love to visit them, encourage them and bring something that they appear to need.

----Spiritual emphasis week at Ssubi. Learning more about the Holy Spirit. Enjoyed living on the Village in a Watoto home with a family. It was really great to see how the Watoto kids “do life” and what their daily activities include. I enjoyed studying the bible and just having time to hang with friends and play with many of the kids at the village.
---Assisting at babies home during a day off.

----Ministering to our Living Hope client. We met her at a clinic (interesting sight to see) I got to carry her 2 month old grand baby who just received an injection (African caregivers are not overprotective by any means) For the first time I held a baby in a vehicle not in a car seat (car seats are few and far between here) as we went back to her home. We took them some bananas and enjoyed visiting and assisting with the baby. 

---- Teaching memory verses and organizing sports and games for students at Wells of Hope.

As I look forward to soaking up every activity and opportunity over the next 3 weeks I reflect on the previous 4 months. This experience hasn’t always been a smooth straight road – it has had many bumps and twists --however God never gives us more than we can handle.  I am defiantly the type of person who can learn from challenges and mistakes  (mine and others) and practically focus on doing things better  next time . I believe this experience has been extremely positive --as we have been required to look at who we are as individuals, identify our personality type and work on our strengths and weaknesses. I am here to grow and learn and try daily to identify my own errors and flaws and trying to make improvements the following day!! I have been privileged to be in Uganda and serving at Watoto Church this year. I have immensely enjoyed being able to invest time, love, (education) and provide assistance to many individuals and families.  There has been so many times of frustration but there has also been so many times of joy and moments to learn from. I have learned to be more patient and to love others not just on a surface level, but a genuine sincere love. ( “If you put others needs before your own – God will surly look after your needs).  
I have learned to:
- always strive to be better
-always be drawing closer to God and following his ways
 “all of life is a sacred act of worship.”

Miss you all and looking forward to seeing you IN T-3WEEKS (well the Canadian ones ) XOXO

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.