Reflections on our life and lessons in uganda
Some of you know, many don’t, that I have a tattoo on my ankle that has references for several verses. These are the verses that shaped my life or have a special meaning to me. One of those verses is Philippians 1:29. It says, “For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.” I remember clearly the first time I read this verse. I knew I was called to missions in some form or fashion, but this really drove home the idea for me. It doesn’t say, well some of you are going to have to suffer, sorry. It says it has been granted to us, this holds the idea of honor. Being able to believe in Jesus is a gift, and this verse shows us that so is the chance to suffer for Him. It has been GRANTED to us to suffer for Him. I was blown away at the idea that suffering for Jesus could be a gift.