Reflections on our life and lessons in uganda
Counting the Cost...
Blog update #2 underway here. So first off, news! We submitted our applications to New Hope Uganda Institute of Childcare and Family for the 5 month training! We are very excited, and are prayerfully waiting on a decision. In all of this, one thing that has been weighing on my heart and mind is counting the cost. I’ve heard people asking why we would give up all we have here to go to a third world country, live in comparable poverty so far away from everything and everyone we love. Jon and I have wonderful families who love us, great friends, an amazing church family, good jobs, fun hobbies, a beautiful home, plenty of surplus to do things we enjoy… so why give all that up? Jesus said “to whom much is given, much will be required”. We have been given love, home, family, plenty, ample opportunity to study God’s Word, we’ve never missed a meal because money was tight, we have hot water on command, AC when it is warm out, healthcare at our fingertips, and yet… Across the world there are billions living in poverty. We have been blessed beyond measure and God has put it on our hearts to share what we have been given. It is not an options, it is a command. This does not mean that counting the cost is not difficult.
However, this is not just a somber thing of doing as we’re told. There is joy beyond measure in the thought that we get to go care for those treasured by our Lord and Savior. Though I ache to think of leaving my beautiful nieces behind, I can’t help but be comforted by the wonderful family they are surrounded by. Then I think of all the little ones in Uganda who have no one to claim or love them and I am blessed beyond measure to think that Jon and I can go share the love of Jesus with them. There’s a video I love that really touches my heart and helps clearly explain why it is worth all we are giving up and more to go share the love of Jesus. I’ll include the link below.
So that’s where I’m at for now. Eagerly awaiting the next steps in our journey...
Prayer Request: The applications are in, now we are waiting on an answer for the 5 month training in January. We’d love prayer for that: that we’d be patient, for God’s will to be done, and for a yes if at all possible. J
6/25/2015 03:27:24 am
So content & happy your dreams are coming true. Pretty soon I'll be sewing for Haiti and Africa. Love you both <><
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