I have procrastinated for an entire month writing this final post for our 2015 Uganda Mission Trip. Maybe because writing is not my spiritual gift, but more likely because writing the final blog officially brings our trip to a close. Don’t get me wrong. All of us are thankful to be home safely with our families, but we are changed. It doesn’t matter whether this was our first trip or sixth; our lives will never be the same. We all left part of ourselves in Uganda, and it’s a little difficult to let go.
It may be hard to let go, but I feel God prompting me to share about our final day in Uganda. We visited a new child development center, UG429, where there are over 140 children waiting to be sponsored through Compassion. Our team was able to meet the Compassion staff, tour the center and meet the children and their caregivers. The Compassion staff gave us the honor of standing in the middle of the children and praying over them. As we touched their heads and shoulders we lifted each one up in prayer asking God to bless them and provide a sponsor for them. It was humbling to stand among these precious children who are longing to have the basic necessities of life, who are longing to be loved. That day our team was filled with a passion and calling to help find sponsors for each child.
The sponsorship packets for these children will be available at the Compassion Experience August 21st-24th. We invite you to join us in praying for these precious children and their families. We ask God to bless each one of these children with a sponsor and to bless each sponsor through their child.
I’ll close with this: Is God asking you to sponsor one of these amazing children? Is He calling you to be the answer to a child’s prayer? Our team and many others can testify; it is pure joy to help change a child’s story, to help release them from poverty in Jesus’ name!
Thank you for sharing in this journey with us! Until next year…