I said good-bye this morning to HEAL board of directors in Entebbe. Two of my board advisors, Marti Scudder and Steve Lorenz, are staying with me for 3 more days to have a time of reflection and relaxation.
Our visit to Masese included a short introduction to a weekly bible study that I'll be having with the abandoned women and children, handing out fruit and visiting their sweet, humble homes. The board of directors got to meet sweet Fazirra (the abandoned mom with 6 children in the village that had Shariffe helping with all the chores), and many of my Uganda friends in Masese. We laughed, we cried, we prayed, we loved.
We visited Rafiki just outside Kampala and learned about an existing family model style orphanage. What did we learn? That God has called us here for a specific reason. That an entire community can benefit from the teams that HEAL sends and that the impact of us being on the ground here will reap generational benefits for years to come. Why are we so confident? Because we serve a God that is in full control and because we have decided as a family unit to follow Him, allowing Him to lead us in every step of the journey. We will start small and HE will end BIG.