Funny how my life has come to this point. Five years ago I would have never imagined our family would be involved in work in Africa and adopting from Uganda. But my faith is in God and I believe with all my heart that His ways are good and always best. I've learned to follow the Holy Spirit's promptings and to rely on Him - even when it's not part of "my" plan.
I was so scared the first time I went to Uganda. I cried and didn't want to go, but I knew God was calling me. So many "what if's" kept popping up in my head and before I knew it, I was making my calling about me and not about Him. Going to Uganda had nothing to do with me and I had to be humbled and realize that I was going to do God's work. People keep telling me that I'm brave and they are proud of me for going when in reality, I'm not. My strength totally comes from God and He has taken away my fears. This second trip to Uganda is a total testament to that.
|Photo credit: Justin Becker|
It will take me a while, but I'll gradually add pics and videos from our trip here on my blog. If you've ever thought about going on a missions trip but a thousand excuses come to your head, please listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. If He has called you, He will equip you and provide a way for you to go. The experience can be truly life-changing and you never know who you might be robbing a blessing from by you not going. Go with God!