I discovered that the author of the email became aware of Next Generation Ministries by reading a blog of a young girl who had lived with the Hunters in Uganda, which lead her to this blog. What she read caused her to think she might want to join us for a couple of months and live some life with us ... here in Africa.
Someone in Georgia. Someone who loved adventure. And someone's parents who were willing to let their adventure loving, 17 year old daughter travel half way around the world to live with someone they/she had never met. Risky? Unadvised? Crazy?
It depends on whether one believes that God is a personal God and is in the DETAILS OF OUR LIVES.
|Morgan's brother Max & her sister Becca|
A month later a short term mission team arrived from Pocatello, Idaho to work with Next Generation Ministries. 22 people (14 from Idaho), living together for 12 days with the intent of extending the glory of God in whatever small way they could. Pastor Josh Robinson was the team leader. It was his third trip to Uganda and second time as team leader. In fact, the previous year, Josh was with me when a local witch doctor, Pharidah, denounced the demons she had served for years and confessed Jesus Christ as Lord. Pharidah and her husband, Kalima, were the parents of a 6 month old baby named Grace.
|Kalima & Pharidah ... Easter 2013|
Morgan talked with me about the need of Gracie. Morgan is adopted herself and is aware of the huge difference good adoptive parents can make in the life of a child. She was wondering at what age a person would qualify to adopt a child. At the same time, Josh and Jen spoke with me about the possibilities of becoming the adoptive parents of Grace if there was not a good option for Kalima within his family, friends, church, or nation.
|Kalima, Grace, Jen and Walter the monkey|
Early April 2014
What is amazing is that everyone turned their eyes on Morgan to see if she would be willing to become the care giver for Gracie while legal procedures where carried out in both Uganda and America. She was MORE than willing. Recently she celebrated one month of being the one who is now called "Mommy" by Gracie.
|Grace & Morgan May 2, 2014|
HEADLINE: 17 Year Old Georgina Girl Experiences Life In Africa
DETAILS: God had it all covered. He arranged for Josh Robinson to be involved in the family of Grace long before there was any idea that a need would arise that would involve him and his wife being a solution. God prepared the heart of a teenager to play an integral role in the story of Grace that is absolutely necessary. God allowed an international airline to be sympathetic to the needs of Grace to allow Morgan to stay in Uganda for up to one year. And, God knew that having Grace running around in the base house of Next Generation Ministries would be a blessing to ALL of its housemates.