Friday, May 29, 2009

God's will be done!

J e-mailed and sent a text today! Here is a little bit of the letter:

"This place is unreal!! There are no words to describe it. There is just so much to take in. The sights, the smells, the sounds, the incredible people... now I understand a little more of the way people use the words that they do to describe it here. There are people everywhere, but you almost feel like you're in a giant village. So many people walking, little side vendors EVERYWHERE selling everything from computers to gum to bananas to wallets, sometimes all in the same space. Everyone watches us and we get all sorts of reactions from looks of disgust to "Hey muzungo, here, here." James and I were both trying how to figure out where to begin to try to describe it here. There just simply are no words. You HAVE to experience it for yourself. I can't wait."

He sent a text this morning that they were on their way to Sanyu. I am asking for GIANT prayer (what is GIANT prayer? I don't know other that BIG, and a lot of it, haha!). I do not desire to step to the right or the left and my prayer is that God's will be done! That J is able to keep his eyes on Jesus and seek his face in the midst of it all!

Matthew 6:10 "your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven."


  1. I am really wishing we had text right now! I am so missing James and wondering what is happening. Thanks for the little bit of insight! James had emailed this morning and said a lot of the same things... everything is just so surreal. I am praying for the guys as they head to Sanyu. Thanks for updating.

  2. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for him and so proud of him for doing what the Lord has asked him to do!!! I cant wait to hear all his stories! :) I am praying for him and your family! I love you all!

  3. I don't know you but we are starting the process to adopt in Uganda (and Sanyu, Lord willing) as well and I stumbled across your blog. Praying "giant prayers" for God's clarity and wisdom for your husband!

  4. We are so glad he landed safely!! He was so excited and full of hope. It was a wonderful testament to God's power and grace. We have been praying for not only for his trip, but for you also. It is going to be a crazy two weeks for you and I pray that God gives you a ton of strength. It is going to be physically and emotionally hard, but you are a super mom/wife and with God's help you will have no problem. Seriously, I admire the person you have become and am so proud that I can call you my friend. :) Take care and keep posting!! Blessings, Bobbie

  5. Wow, I just got shivers reading your last paragraph. Praying GIANT prayers (BIG, and a lot of it!!) for God's plan to be revealed in an unmistakable way.

    I so understood Justin's loss for words to describe what he is experiencing. I just had this sudden, intense longing to be there. I pray that he will be a blessing wherever he goes, to whomever he meets, and that he will be blessed by the people of Uganda.

    Praying for you constantly, that this will be a sweet time for you and the kiddos. I am so proud of you for being so supportive of this trip, but I am not surprised, because I know you want to follwo God's plan for your lives more than anything. I hope you can vicariously experience some of what Justin is seeing and doing, and the wonder of what God is going to accomplish through the team in Uganda.

    Love you all!


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