Sunday, November 28, 2010

Leading Our Children

A leader is someone that leads, goes first, shows the way and then turns back help others. 

I desire to lead my children to Christ. 

To be an example. 

I could just sit and tell them about following Christ. Talking to them is key, for sure, but more than that I want to show them by being a living sacrifice.

I will be leaving my children again for 13 days.  13 days without mommy.  13 days of upset schedule. 

13 day of........sacrifice.

You see, this is hard.  We do not pretend that it is easy for our family to give up mommy or daddy for a time. 

But how will they know if we do not start NOW?

Do they start serving Christ when they are 18?

That is not biblical - at.all.

Serving Christ for what ever He has called you [or my kiddos] to is not for later. 

It is for now

We are not promised tomorrow.

Romans 12:1

[ A Living Sacrifice ] Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

From our house to yours....

Happy Thanksgiving!

We were challenged, by one of our pastors, to make a list of 50 things we are thankful for!  We will be making ours as we drive up to family.  I challenge you to do the same!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New look thanks to Miss Lexie!

Check out my new bloggy look!  

I love it and I love the young lady that updated it for me!  I have never met her but my hubby spent 2 weeks in Ug@nda with her, and he thought she was one amazing young lady!

Thank you Miss Lexie

I love it!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Trip Questions

Lots of people have asked, "What are you going to do in Ugand@?"


That was what the Lord laid upon my heart when I was there.  To bring women to serve.  To serve the children and those that are in the mix EVERY.DAY.

Could you imagine caring for dozens of hurting children every day?  

What a breath of fresh air to see people come in and "visit" the children.  Possibly lighten the load for even a day.

So that is what we shall do.

A building project? nope. 
A big outreach?  nope.

Those things are great and needed desperately but we are each given different gifts and talents to be used for God's purposes.   

My greatest prayer is that our team will enter each place with a huge heart of service and bless these children and workers. 

I pray we leave a sweet fragrance of Christ as we GO.

2 Corinthians 2:14-15 (New King James Version)

14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

One Year and Ugand@ 2011

On exactly one year to the day, that I stepped onto USA soil from Ug@nda, a few girls met in my living room, we prayed, then......

we booked! 

That's right, it's time! 

And God in His sovereign ways designed it to be booked on exactly the one year anniversary of coming home.  This was something I realized after the date was set to meet because of schedules.  Cool, hu? 

God rocks my socks off!

This time it is the girls turn!

The Ug@nda GO Team 2011 is all girls.

AWESOME girls!

Girls I just met, girls I have known a bit, girls I love and girls that love God with all their heart!   All their heart!

I just love each one!

Praising God!  Overflowing with joy and excitement!
May God be glorified through every part of this journey!

[special "tasks" have already been given, like telling 2 treasures they are being adopted by some of our best friends - oh my heart, I may not make it - I may pass out from excitement before I get it out.  AND getting to kiss my sweet niece that I already love.  Praying my sis will already be there.]