My husband returned home yesterday from missions work in Bigyura, Ibanda, Uganda.
This is a short video with a few of the photos he was able to take while he was there.
On his last visit, we were able to bless pastors there with motorcycles through a program called Motorcycles for Missions.
|She loves her dress!|
Before this visit, we connected with a friend of ours Janine who is the Connecticut rep for Dress a Girl Around the World. Check out her blog for more information about that wonderful program. They have sent us hundreds of dresses to take whenever he travels on missions. This time, he took over a hundred dresses for the orphanage and school there, as well as many homeless orphans. These were such a treat to the little girls, who often only have one piece of clothing.
|Two young men in the school|
Not only was the team able to bless the girls with dresses, but they ministered at crusades nightly. At least 8,000 accepted Christ as their personal savior, and many were healed instantly of sicknesses and diseases of all kinds. During the day, they worked with community outreach programs, and spoke at local schools. They were even allowed access into a Muslim school, where most of the staff and children accepted Christ as their Lord!
As always, he told me the people in Uganda, Africa were so happy and kind.
|Children in the community|
Some of the people in the bush had never even seen, or heard, of a man with white skin. The kids were trying to wipe his white paint off.
On one of the first evenings of ministry deep in the African bush, a family walked to bring their two young boys who were on the verge of death from malaria and other disease. This was their final hope. The family did not have any money to pay for care, or transportation to a clinic
|Posted at a school|
The team prayed over them, and were able to take the two boys and their mother to the closest clinic, which immediately directed them to the larger hospital for treatment, if it wasn’t already too late. One of our pastors, Len, accompanied them to the hospital, where the two little boys received medical treatment for several days. By the end of the week, they and were able to be released to their family. The final cost of treatment to save these boys lives, only $25 each.
How it breaks my heart that children die everyday over what Americans view as such a small amount of money.
While it is not always easy to be home with the kids while Dave is away, it’s stories and moments like these that humble me to realize that this life is so much bigger than I am. My daughter will be taking her first trip to Africa in July, and my boys are ready for the green light to go. I am truly blessed that my family has been called in this way to be used by God.