Thursday, March 28, 2013

Uganda or bust part 1

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In college I had the amazing opportunity to travel with a retired missionary (at the time) to Kenya for 5 weeks. I had never flown I went big by making my first flight to London. I had worked myself up so much that when I walked off the plane people were commenting that I looked green. I definitely felt it! I have come a long way since that first flight. I've had many overseas flights in the last 10 years alone. Here's to a few more to get me to Uganda and back, Lord willing.

While in Kenya we came across many street kids as well as glue kids. The glue kids were very easy to spot, even though they thought they were being very tricky. These kids would get plastic bottles, such as water bottles, put glue in them, stuff them up their sleeves, and sniff it all day long. Their life expectancy, as you can imagine, was not very old. They wanted money from you to help fuel their addiction. They had no mother, no father, no family to look after them. My heart broke for them. I wanted to give them everything I had...but that wouldn't be wise. It's a long term process to change someone like that, not a quick fix.

Coming away from that particular experience a seed was planted for wanting to work in an orphanage in a 3rd world country. I didn't know why God put that in me, but 12 years later I'm able to act on that desire. It's not exactly what I was planning, but God's ways are best and His timing is so much better than ours!

Until next time....blessed be the name of the Lord, my heart will choose to say Lord, blessed be Your name!

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to hearing/reading the rest of the story! How exciting!