We were told that during the summer, we are a part of each camper's life just for a short moment in time. We are each one, small link in a long line of individuals who would impact that child's life for the future. I slipped that link onto the velcro band on my sportswatch and carried it with me all summer long and even beyond. I have even carried it across the ocean and have it here with me in Uganda.
"After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose."
Geof and I have always mentioned how we are so grateful that the Lord allows us to be a part of the young lives of Uganda. Geof is constantly reminding our team that is the Lord who changes these young boys' lives, and we are just servants called to join Him in the process. As Paul wrote, each of us should do the work the Lord gives us, and trust the Lord to make it grow. It is our JOY to be links in a long chain of individuals who impact the lives of these young men. And it is an encouragement that so many of YOU are also parts of the chain along with us! Thank you!
Moving on to the next links...
Marvin (in the middle) has transitioned off of the streets and into the New Life Homes of our partnering ministry, Abaana. Praise God!! This boys is so precious. You might remember I posted about him on Facebook one day when I passed out my birthday cake to the boys. He received his piece from an uncle and immediately extended his hand out to me to share it with him. So generous. He has never met his father, and his mother has passed away.He has an older sister, but her new husband refuses to allow Marvin to stay with them. Please pray for this transition into the homes and for a family to be found.
Meet Kato Sunday Patrick. He likes to be called Patrick. I met him when he was recovering from a horrible incident of being hit by a car. It left him with a giant piece of iron rod stuck through his shin. He has been on the streets for a while, but says he is tired of living on the streets and wants an opportunity to study in a garage and find work. He is getting older, so this is a great option for him. However, we still must try and find his family to assess the situation. Please pray that he will be serious with his opportunity in the garage and that the Lord will place Godly men to be the next links in the chain of his life!