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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

3 More Sleeps Before Uganda ...

I would appreciate if you would cover Suzanne, Grace and myself w/ prayers as we get ready to leave for Uganda to see Katie ... Please also pray for our families here at home ... Leaving behind 12 children w/ our hubbies and some really sweet family help is not easy ... Scott and Mike do a great job holding down the fort, but it is hard on a mommy's heart to leave behind the children ...

I am speechless with excitement to see the Katie and her girls, the bead making ladies, some other ministries that we have been giving to and just BE in Uganda ... This country has a special place in my heart, yet I know my heart will break again with all that I will see ... There are still some things I haven't fully processed from my last trip and perhaps that is a gift ... The things I have seen in China and Uganda have molded me in a way that only GOD can do ... He speaks to my heart and teaches me more about how HE LOVES ... It is like he is breathing out scripture to me as I see so many of his children that I would never see or understand if I stay in my little Brentwood, TN bubble ...

I sometimes think WHAT IF we had never adopted or never traveled to other places to get a glimpse of all that GOD has created ... It is easy sometimes to get so self absorbed in daily life and forget the WHY WE ARE HERE ... Seeing outside of ourselves and not holding on to tight to anything here on this earth ... NOT A JOB, A CHILD, A MINISTRY, A SPORT, A FRIEND, A HOBBY, OR ANYTHING that takes the focus off of GOD ... Loving and Serving in his name ... Teaching others about him ... Sharing all the blessings you have with those that don't ... WHAT A SWEET SWEET PURPOSE !!!

I hope to be able to update my blog or facebook from Uganda, so check back in ...

blessings,

6 kind words.:

Emma said...

praying for you all Gwen, and so excited for you and your trip! through your blog and Suzanne's i found out about Amazima and Katie and am going to Uganda through Visiting Orpahns in a month and a half! God is so good! :) blessings on your trip!!

Laine said...

Praying for you all, Gwen! I am very familiar with the *bubble* and can love my *bubble* too much at times...thank you for this gentle reminder. Godspeed to Uganda, friend!
HUGS!

Treasures Evermore said...

Count me in...will be praying!

Mandy said...

Praying for your trip!! I have been a reader for quite some time, but first comment here. =) I recently applied to go to Uganda next summer with Visiting Orphans and cannot wait to be there~ God laid Uganda specifically on my heart months ago, and I couldn't figure out why until I found Katie's and your blogs... such beautiful thoughts and inspiration here! I have a heart for God's Children and am praying about what part in the process our family will take next, whether it be simply in a 'go and serve' capacity or even eventually bringing a sweet little one into our own family. Thanks so much for your heart~ it's an honor to pray for the work you are doing!!

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

COVERING YOU ALL in prayer!!!!! The Lord will use everything for HIS purposes!!!!

Shelley said...

Praying, praying, praying :)