Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hard to Believe...

Well, it is hard to believe that our two weeks in the Pearl of Africa, Uganda, are finished.  Our team of seven learned so much, and I believe we were able to be used in the work of training leaders in a part of the world that is often in such need of training.  Our experiences were many...foods, relationships, cultural differences, seeing the Hand of God at work...and now, each of us is returning to our routines, schedules, and families in the United States. 
God was gracious to provide for our needs, our health and our travel safety.  As we sat in the cafeteria hall of Africa Renewal University on the night before we were to fly back home, we listened as students talked about how thankful they were that we had come.  They spoke of how much they had learned, and they blessed us with such strong words of encouragement.  Occasionally, a tear would come to my eye as I thought about how glorious the partnership had been...we shared training, they shared desire and zeal for the Lord.  Having been four times to Uganda to partner with this institution, I saw again the need, and the benefits of continued travel in order to teach.
What a blessing to go, to lead a great team, to work with great folks at ARU, and to serve an awesome God.