Small Is the Next BIG Thing
|Peter, Assina, and daughter Precious|
There is a parallel reality in the spiritual realm. God said, "Let's make man after ourselves." Just as every fruit bearing tree and ever fish and every bird, and every plant, and every animal reproduces after its own kind, God make man to be like Him so that He could have a family. The consequence of man's rejection of intimacy with the Father was independence. Ever since man has been on his own until the love of the Father through His Son Jesus Christ reconciles the orphan man back home into the Eternal Family.
About three or four years ago, short term missionaries, who came to minister with Next Generation Ministries in Uganda, began to plant seeds in the heart of Peter as he started driving those teams here and there. This afternoon Peter shared his story as he was overcome with gratitude for the faithfulness of those who come from the West to share, by life and by lip, what it means to be sons of God and part of the Family of God. Those seeds were given life by God and Peter's life is a miracle. He is not the same man that he was. He now carries that same seed and it was His love for the Father and his friends that he began to plant seeds in his friends. Emma was one of them.
|Melvena helps wash Emma's feet & encourages|
|Emma chooses new shoes|
|Emma gets a new shirt & new life|
with help from an old friend
God is amazing. His family grows bigger and bigger as small acts of mercy, love and grace take place.
For more photos and additional perspective on the day with Peter and Emma take a look at TEAM UGANDA AND BEYOND written by the short term mission team that is currently working with us here in Jinja.