It’s been a fun few weeks in Uganda! Within the first week I had the chance to bungee jump over the Nile River. Sounds awesome, right? But not like something I would ever be brave enough to do. Well I did. WHAT?! Insane. The Lord had been teaching me a lot about resting in His Presence and not living in fear, so this was just a cool way for me to live that out. Of course I was terrified and I honestly don’t know how I jumped off that ledge. But it was incredible.
And the precious children. I have been living in Sozo house 1 for the past two weeks and will be here for two more weeks before I move to houses 2 and 3 for the rest of the summer. There are 23 children here and every single one of them has stolen my heart. This first picture is Michael, one of the sweetest children I have ever met. The second picture is Jess and I with Brian and Dennis, two more of the crazy boys that I have fallen in love with.
So I came to Africa thinking that I was going to be teaching, serving, and loving the children and the people here. And yes, I have been doing these things. We’ve been able to teach the wonderful children at Rays of Hope, the school in the slums of Kabalagala. We’ve been able to serve by helping with cooking, cleaning, and doing chores at the houses. And I have fallen in love with every single one of the children at the houses and schools we have gone to. But, I have been taught, served, and loved so much more by every single person I have come in contact with. The way these children love is so beautiful. They daily encourage me to love more deeply and freely. And their faith is astounding. The way they praise Jesus is incredible. So yes, I have been doing all the things that I expected to do, but God has definitely rocked my world and taught me so much through these little children, “for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14). I am so thankful for what He has been teaching me.
Aaaaaand I am thankful for the children that are playing with my computer as I write this blog. Ahh I am so blessed. God is so good!