Today is going to be a great day! The team starts by getting an extra hour of sleep as a consequence of being in Soroti and not Kumi, and the rest is much needed. We’re wearing down a bit, but it’s a good weariness; one that comes from hard work and hard service. We’re making a difference in people’s lives! On the way down from Soroti rock yesterday, Noah Hassler was able to witness to and lead a man to Christ who had problems with alcohol. We did not set out to engage in personal ministries that day, but when God presented him with an opportunity, Noah listened and obeyed. Because of God’s incredible power and grace another Ugandan will be in heaven!
I love how God can use the things we don’t intend as ministry to bring about His great glory! Caleb Allen shared the devotion with the team this morning and talked about the blind man Jesus healed in John 9. How that as the adversity against him grew, so did his spiritual sight and confidence in the one who had made him whole. We are praying that God would spiritually open our eyes, no matter what sacrifice it may cost us.
Today is a challenge. We will begin work at Hope and the women will take part in the Straightway project. Last year I had a member of the women’s team keeps some notes of what goes on at the Straightway ministry, but essentially is teaching hygiene and providing certain materials for young girls to stay in school. It is an awesome minstry and opportunity started by Rachael Sutton who saw the need and wanted to fill it.
After a little work from the men, we will be going to a school to speak. After which we will get demolished in a game of soccer with the school team. Ugandans are soccer players, all of them practically. We are not, but we will try our best and have a lot of laughs along the way. We can’t wait to share about the ministry we accomplish today! Stay tuned.
As always, thanks for reading.
–the anonymous novelist