The One In Oregon
The early morning darkness is being punctuated by the whistles and songs of various East African birds. As I listen from the comfort of my bed, the cool morning air encourages me to draw the sheet up around my neck and enjoy. Sleep disappears. Thoughts of the day occupy my mind. Thoughts of the next three days compete. Wednesday Pam and I will be at our home in Oregon.
But three days is a lot of time! There are things to do, people to see, and places to go.
Jesus Life Church ... This is our spiritual home here in Uganda. Our spiritual family here is pretty unique from the cultural expressions of church here in Africa. We are a community of believers discovering and displaying the glory of Jesus to one another. Many of our closest friends, family , and associates are a part of this community and we enjoy living life together with Jesus. Jimmy and Helen Kiwanuka are our spiritual leaders and they are experiencing some major transitions as they equip and encourage us to bring the glory of Jesus to one another. Today is our last service with them. Pam and I will be expected to share our hearts with them. We anticipate prayers and commissions over us as we return to the States this week.
|Simon - new acquaintance brings Pam a live gift|
|Ismael on the right with his first truck|
|Adela with new student Robert|
|Jeff and Sera|
|Sami on top ... Robert from behind|
Loose ends ... dangling relationships ... seeming random events ... they all add up to our final days here in Uganda 2011. Our Father has exposed us to a lot. We have experienced spiritual warfare like never before. We have been blessed and God has used us to be a blessing. One more satisfying experience in Africa shared with the Lord. Now we are ready for an adventure from our home country ... just about! There are still a few places to go, people to see, and things to do. See you on the other side.