One week to GO until we leave for Uganda!!!
It truly is crazy to see what the last year has held for our family here in NC. Almost a year to the day I shared a dream I had with a Missionary friend from India. A dream that I was Amy Carmichael ( at the time when I had this dream, I did not know who she was, so I was really confused why I was telling people my name was Amy Carmichael..I had the dream at the beginning of 2011). Our missionary friend told me I had a call on my life and why did I stop praying on what God was trying to show me. He stated he was going to pray with me for God to reveal what He had for me/us.. Lets just say if you want God to reveal himself to you have this man of God praying with you…the rains of Heaven will pour down on you like you can’t imagine. God will show himself HUGE!!!! I always joke if you don’t want God to rock your world…don’t go to Stanley with prayer needs…lol.
Let’s fast forward to now..many of you know the whole story of what this year has been like for us.
It has been a very blessed year..so many blessings of joy, peace, abundant love and sadness.
But in the end God get’s the Glory.
There are some people who don’t understand all that is going on or refuse to acknowledge it and that is ok. They can either join us and love us the way we are, or continue to doubt either way we move forward.
We are not living to bring man glory or to make them feel comfortable with what we are doing. It’s all about living the way God wants us to. I asked for us to be used Radically, so here we are….and I LOVE IT!!!!
When we went to Uganda in June, we met so many wonderful people that forever changed our lives.
One of them was Praise and all her children…
I love this girl, she is a true woman of God…we have talked so much over the course of these 6months.
One day we Skyped while she was in the hospital with 3 of her children and I prayed with each one of them.
Thank God for technology!!!
These last few weeks I have been trying to raise funds to buy them chickens, so that they could have eggs to eat plus when they get an abundance they can sell them to make money to help feed the children.
With the donations from some VERY special people, selling bread and the sells of my Jewelry, we have raised enough money to to buy all the chickens we had hoped for.
We even had a VERY SPECIAL (thank you Scott) person donate enough money for a goat!!
When I told Praise about the chickens she said the kids jumped for joy screaming “WE SHALL HAVE EGGS”
This made my heart happy knowing these children have another source of food.
I would still like to raise some money to help feed the chickens too and have a excess stored for this. If you feel led, please click the donate button below and put in comment box that this donation is for feed or another goat/s. Each goat cost about 30.00-35.00.
The chickens and goat/s will be delivered while we are there, so stay tuned for pictures.
We are in need of some other supplies as well, diapers, wipes, sterilizing tablets, vitamins etc…so if you would like to donate for that, please put that in the comment section.
I want to take this time to thank everyone for all you prayers, love, donations and support this last year….we have felt all those prayers. God has some BIG plans for our family in these next few months and we know God is going to show Himself big in the next few weeks while in UG. Continue to pray for us as we walk in the call God has for our family.
Stayed tuned, because what HE has shown us is HUGE and we can’t really wrap our minds around it..but we know the mighty hand of God will be all over it.