There are days or weeks as a missionary, or a foreigner living in a far away land, where things never go according to plan or desire. There are moments when the culture of a country can drive you to your knees in prayer. There a so many unexpected opportunities, requests, and challenges. For the past few weeks I've been feeling kind of numb in purpose and direction.
I am so glad that I have had visitors with me from Canada, "village mates" you could say. It's been an honor to show them Soroti and the area that I love so much. But it's also been hard because ministry has been slower than normal and I feel like I am not doing enough. I am praying for the Lord to open more doors for trainings or schools to teach in here. I am praying for greater direction... especially as I head into a time of work permit renewal and NGO paperwork.
I thank God that I am feeling stronger, and now I would love the ministry moments to equal my strength... but I also know that I need to take care of my self and rest. I have been... trust me!!
Please be praying for:
1. Internet in Uganda... rates are crazy and services are failing. I haven't had stable internet in house for a month now and it's harder for communicating. Also, social media is now being taxed.
2. My purpose and vision in life. As much as I love the ministry in Soroti, I sometimes feel that maybe the Lord is opening new doors for me somewhere else.
3. Increase in ministry opportunities. I want to serve the Lord and His people here more!! Honestly, I want to encourage the leaders here to do all that God has called them to do.