Abiding and Dwelling

“Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:3-5

Greetings from Entebbe, Uganda!

We have been in Uganda for 21 days now. It feels like we just landed and are getting started. It has been a whirlwind of excitement, uncertainty, and being in awe of the beauty and love from those whom we meet—the beauty of the land, the power of prayer, and the faithfulness of God.

When we landed, what was once strange, foreign, and chaotic to our standards has become normal and familiar, like home. Being greeted by friends quick to help, always with a smile and concern.

We helped facilitate a Pastors’ and Wives’ conference in Jinja. We were able to attend a graduation ceremony for the School of Ministry in Soroti. We helped with a much needed medical outreach in Naluko, as well as attended Sunday service. We had sweet fellowship with the church and the children.

Some of our team assisting in the pharmacy.
Praying for people at the medical clinic.
People responding to the gospel at the medical outreach
People going forward to accept Christ on Sunday in Naluko!

Pastor Gary, in his briefings prior to leaving, says “the only thing that is certain, is that things will change”. Well, that sure has happened! Being flexible and trusting in the Lord to work things out for His purpose is part of the mission. We can’t get discouraged or disappointed if our plans don’t work as we thought. So it was with sadness that the COVID surge has taken place and we were unable to visit Calvary Chaple Bwama. What it has done though has brought this team closer together in worship and fellowship.

The Game Park Safari, is always a treat and we were not disappointed. The beauty of God’s creation and design is everywhere. The sunrises and sunsets were amazing. The stars at night were just amazing. We were treated with seeing for the first time leopards—a couple of cubs and mom. We saw a lion and what I believe to be one of the cubs we saw last time hunting. The older lion strolling and just being patient and the younger one power walking, anxious and ready. And then disappear into the brush.

In our travels to different locations, what were just once just prayers, are now places serving the community. The Women’s Maternity Hospital founded by Hearts4Africa, in the village of Naluko is up and running. Because of the needs in Naluko and surrounding villages, is being taxed and has taken on another role in general medical care also. There is much need in this area. Pray for continued provision of medical supplies, staff, and funds to continue this good work.

All this to say that God is good, faithful, and in control. And if we abide and dwell in the land, He will give us the desires of our heart, according to His will and purpose.

Blessings,

James

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