Reflections from the field............

God has used Uganda to change the hearts of HEAL teams. We sent a team of 12 in January and a team of 8 in July. Both teams had heart changes and passions created for orphans and widows in their distress.

Meredith Manning from Harpeth Hall writes about her January experience: "Our team's trip to Uganda with HEAL MINISTRIES is one I will never forget. Tina is an inspirer, and all of our mission work was enhanced her her love and years of investment in her passion for orphans and widows. My time in Jinja, Uganda was a trip that truly changed my heart and instilled that passion in me too. I am so thankful for the opportunity and incredible experience HEAL Ministries has brought me!"
Meagan Rae Mitchell reflects on her recent July trip:

" I came to Uganda with HEAL Ministries in search of something I couldn't put my finger on. It wasn't clear or obvious at all but I knew the answer lurked somewhere deep inside the winding red roads and foreign territory of this faraway place and I was determined to set out to find it. Only a few days into this journey I realized that the answer I was looking for was a place in this world. It has become very evident to me that God is amazing at putting every single person in the right place at the exact moment they are supposed to be there. I had a thought that shook me and was dumbfounded that I hadn't thought of it before. Imagine God sitting on His mighty throne, watching each and every soul that He has created, knowing our life's story, knowing what comes next. I pictured him seeing, watching the need in a place like Uganda, a village like Jinja, noticing the poverty and hunger need. But He does not fear, no, He is not shaken, for our God sits with the book of life and whispers to the people, "Do not be afraid, just hold on a few more days, for soon I will send you someone to answer your prayers." He knew Katie Davis' plan and chapter down to every period and question mark there was. He knew that's what He made her for, to serve others, to serve Him. Now she's made this place her home, made her job serving others and feeds hundreds on a weekly basis. She is one small mark on God's canvas probably entitled 'The Big Picture'. Because if we do step back and look at the big picture, we are all put on this earth for a reason, we have a calling, we have a purpose, and He knows exactly when and where the details of our life will blend together to make up our story. I came to Uganda feeling lost and now that I am finding myself, I am finding that God is in charge of my soul. I am okay with knowing that if God knows my place in the world, then I will reach that destination as my story unfolds."

So don't get tired of doing what is good, do not get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.
Galations 6:9

"Its one thing to have faith, and another matter entirely to act on your faith."