That’s in Africa.
It’s a whole.different.continent.
I am going there. I am going to Uganda in March (Lord willing). I am so excited that I am about to pop. wide. open. I have always wondered why other people got to go on mission trips while I didn’t. I wanted to go, but it never seemed right. I now understand. It is a calling. It has nothing to do with me wanting to go. It has everything to do with Him wanting me to go.
I started following the Amazima blog back in late summer. I was taken to a place in my heart that I had not known was there. Of course, I have always had a soft heart for anyone in need, widows, homeless, sick, poor, orphans (obviously) etc. This though, it was different. It made me think differently, feel differently. As I read Katie’s blog, I became very involved with her story, with what she was doing, with what needs to be done.
I was moved!
I knew as I continued reading (I started at the very beginning and read every post) I would go there. I would go visit these children, see them for myself, see their world with my own eyes. As I would retell Katie’s stories to my hubby at night, he came to know that I would go. We never talked about it. I didn’t know until much later that he felt this way and that he had been praying about it. Essentially, he knew before I did.
Maybe that was God’s way of preparing him for his part of the mission – keeping things together here at home while I am gone.
Prepare him, He did. When I told hubby I was thinking this trip was something I was supposed to do, he was at the ready with words of affirmation and encouragement. That is saying a lot for the man that will be here with the kiddos while I am on a different Continent serving others. I am blessed to have a man that listens to God.
I have finished all of my paperwork and I have sent out my support letters. I am so filled with anticipation and crazy excitement. I will be filling you (all three of you) in on more about the trip as time goes by. For now, pray for this trip and me when you can. I am going to Uganda!
This was originally posted on my other blog – I am reposting * this was posted on December 10, 2010