Yeah, we’re tired and yeah, we’re more than ready to be home but we are so thankful to have been here. Supported by so many, we were able to do what we are supposed to do…help others and spread God’s love. From something as simple as clothes or soccer balls to something as significant as mosquito nets and malaria medicine, we made a difference in people’s lives. We helped reinvigorate two churches (I’m sure attendance will be up in part because they hosted a three-day medical event at their church). We offered healing prayers and the chance for people to accept Christ as their savior. We bonded with a host of doctors and nurses, working shoulder to shoulder with them and showing our care and concern. Five US women made almost 600 Ugandan and Kenyan women laugh, cry, pray, trust, heal and celebrate, all with God’s help.
You’ll hear stories, see pictures and watch videos from our trip but it will be tough to fully communicate what we’ve seen. The need is so great. There are so many children yet malaria takes so many. Churches are everywhere yet people still seek hope. We ended each day so tired yet also aware of how much needs to be done. The smiles are so big and the appreciation so sincere yet in their humanness the people become unruly at the end of a long hot day. We are so aware of our blessings yet also mindful of not comparing ourselves or our condition to these people. I’d encourage you to seek out a team member and let them talk for a bit about these past two weeks.
On that note, how blessed I am to have served with this team. Strong Christians all, they humble me with their service. I love them and treasure my time with them.
It’s time to come home. We are tired, we look forward to our families, our beds, our food and our routines. We have celebrated and we have worked with our friends here. We need more of everything…prayer, money, medicine, nets, people. But we return home inspired. We have changed, each of us and the people with whom we have interacted. God is good, all the time.