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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

FLOODING IN TN and Lesson from Uganda #4



I would ask that you all be patient w/ 147MillionOrphans.com orders ... I know most of you know that 147 is operated by volunteers ... We are all just moms here doing our best to make a difference ... Jan (one of our super dooper volunteers) has all the orders at her house and has been stranded since Saturday w/out power due to flooding ... We are trying our best since the necklaces have arrived to get out as many orders as we can today ...

Lesson #4 ... As I sat in the dark in my house (just me and the girls ... boys were in Atlanta at a basketball tourney)  and watched the rain pouring down into a river in my front yard one of our rooms began to leak in the roof and then the power goes out and then in two bedrooms water begins to seep in through the carpet HERE WERE MY THOUGHTS ... I can live w/out power DID IT FOR 7 DAYS IN UGANDA ... I can handle a leaky roof in one room SINCE MY SISTERS IN UGANDA LIVE IN A MUD HUT no bigger than 8x8 space ... I can handle some wet carpet SINCE I HAVE CARPET AND DON'T LIVE ON A DIRT FLOOR ... There is so much perspective in my life ... I will never fully understand how my spiritual family lives in a 3rd world country because I will always have my life to come back to, but I do want to honor them w/ my attitude, my efforts, and my gifts ...

Praying for all who have lost their homes here in our community ... Thanks to all those who are volunteering to help clean out homes  !!! We really are all in this TOGETHER !!

10 kind words.:

Kim K. said...

I'm so sorry to read of all the devastation from your latest flooding. Please know that I'm thinking of your state and those effected. Hugs!!

natali said...

i love your perspective :)) thanks for sharing.

Kristy said...

We are thinking of you all and praying for you, but are so thankful for your perspective...and that you are willing to share it. Blessings!

Andrea said...

Praying for you all!

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Praying for all of you Gwen!

Yes we are all in this together!

One body!

Love and hugs,
Jill

Jewels of My Heart said...

Words of wisdom and truth....
praying for you all to be safe and for the rain to give you a reprieve...
God bless you.,
Love,
Daleea

Holly said...

Thank you Father for lessons learned in Uganda and how Your children there are impacting Your children here!

Andrea Breuninger said...

I am with you sister. I think about my trip to karamojo to visit kristie often and it puts things in perspective for me! Can't wait for you to bring your babies home! I wonder when I'll be out your way again?

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Praying for all affected. You have all been on my heart and in my prayers! You have a beautiful heart & perspective. Thank you for sharing....does put things in a much better perspective for me too!

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

I just heard about the flooding this afternoon ... and I thought of you.

Hoping that your family and friends stay safe.


Laurel :)