It’s hard to believe that four years have passed since I was in Uganda on the annual Mission trip with 12 fellow COTHA missioners! Construction on the new church had just been completed and a big part of our mission was to go out into the brush and spread the word. That is exactly what we did, we spread the word of Jesus Christ and invited every person we met to join us for worship the next Sunday. The experience was truly AMAZING! We walked in pairs and literally went hut to hut. As we would come up to a little cleared area the families would welcome us with such joy and sincerity as they scurried to find little wooden chairs for us to sit on. We had translators with us which helped tremendously as we read the Bible and shared with them about Jesus. Over 350 people joined together on Sunday as Pastor Morris led the sermon. The Holy Spirit was with us and what a true blessing we experienced that day!
So many memories flood over me as I read the blogs that are being posted by our Missioners now in Uganda. The pictures of the crowds of people swarming around the buses as the missioners arrive jogs my memory of how it was when we pulled up…. What a great welcome!
I’ve searched the pictures for familiar faces but realize that four years have passed and the little ones have grown into teenagers now! And the older folks, well, we’re just four years older! I want to think I recognize some of the people I had the privilege of praying with. I pray they are blessed with good health and are experiencing the goodness of God’s love.