|My boy! Just a couple days before I left...isn't he FAT?!|
I know some people will think that it was just one of those mountain top experiences, and I can see how a mission trip could be that. I saw so many teams come to Amani/Uganda for a couple hours to a couple weeks, and walk away saying they were changed forever by their experience. But I don’t feel like it’s been that for me (my journal is proof of this, but no way are ya’ll getting a glimpse of that!). I struggled with different things and it was definitely not some sort of spiritual utopia for me-it was hard, and it was real life. I learned so much while I was there, but living there for two months was just, normal. Getting to experience real, everyday life at Amani was such a blessing-yeah, I got to do some pretty cool tourist-type stuff, but mostly I just got to live. And that’s what I want to do everywhere God takes me-to serve and live and just love and BE with the people God places around me. I didn’t get to do half the things I had wanted to do while in Uganda, but there was so much freedom in just being with my kids and Mamas.
|With 3 of the amazing God-Followers I was blessed to serve beside|
I thank God so much for the opportunity to live in Uganda, serving the children and Mamas with the other volunteers at Amani Baby Cottage for 2 months. What a blessing it was! And now I'm off to spend 2 1/2 weeks with my family and friends in North Carolina before heading back to Fort Wayne for the next several months. Please pray for me as I travel and move onto the next steps of this journey that God has called me to! Thank you all so much for your prayers and love and support!