Saturday, May 19, 2012

From Machete Blades to Pulpits...

I had the opportunity to spend some time today with some missionaries unrelated to the work here at ARCC who are working in Uganda. I heard more of some of the last few decade's history of child soldiers, mass murders and hurts in this previously war-torn country--whole villages being tricked into thinking they were getting food only to be met with a truckload of soldiers armed with guns and machetes who would wipe them out...some pastors being trained in the north of Uganda lost even their wives to these atrocities...now they are training to preach the gospel. Christ is our peace. In America, we get offended and hurt so easily and sometimes our bitterness drives us to years of fruitless living...in Uganda, through the gospel, people have faced the machete blade one season...and the proclamation of the gospel the next... Tomorrow we go to various churches for preaching and ministry...