Who Will Rescue?
|The Keep of Jinja, Uganda|
Grace is more than an employee. She has been the cook for short term mission teams we host for the past several years. In the beginning our search was simply for someone to prepare food for our guests and clean up after it was consumed. The Lord gave us far more that we were looking for. Grace has become a dear dear friend of ours. She is a precious sister in Christ. We have experienced most of the elements of a long term relationship ... the good , the bad, and the ugly ... and we are better off for it. Grace has also become a friend to many of our guests over the years.
|No success so the trainee finally gave up ...|
Grace is grateful for all the contributions and prayers on her behalf and she looks like she is well on her way to recovery. Jimmy Kiwanuka is her pastor and Sera Kasonga is her friend. Both made visits to the hospital and Sera transported Grace back to her house when she was recently released. Sera has been making regular visits and taking photos for us to include with this blog.
The surgery was done as cheaply as possible resulting in an incision from the belly down to the private parts. It is a long and serious gap. Undergoing surgery in an undeveloped world is not easy. Two tumors were 3 kilograms and one was 2!
Oswald Chambers wrote,"Trouble almost always makes us look to God, but His blessings tend to divert our attention elsewhere." Limited medical resources, lack of finances, and various complications in Uganda directed our attention to God. Please pray for a complete healing without infection. Pray that no tumors will grow back.
God confirms in Scripture that
The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time. (Psalm 34:19)
|Back home & looking good!|
Trouble is a part of life. It comes, or will come, to all of us. When it does we often believe that we can't go through what we think we will have to go through. When we think we can't, we need to embrace the reality that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Together with each other and with Him we can do what we believe we can't do.