The Lord Alone

Where to even begin... The James Place holds such a special place in my heart and has been such a place of healing, joy, and spiritual growth for me. The women and children that HEAL Ministries serve are some of the most beautiful people (inside and out) that I have ever met and have taught me what it looks like to trust Jesus fully and live out my faith in day-to-day life. Their strength comes from the Lord alone, and thanks to this incredible place and their hard work and dedication, so many of these women and children are being empowered with trades, skills, and education so that they can truly “be the change” in the Jinja community and beyond! I am so blessed to be back for 6 months this time, after such a life-changing internship I had here last summer.  I can’t say enough wonderful things about the James Place, but truly it is, in many ways, the way I believe heaven will look like one day. All hands on deck and all parts of the body of Christ being used to further the kingdom of God - one diaper, one meal, one student, one laugh, one woman’s dream of opening a business, one smile, one hug at a time!

-Emily Carpenter, Volunteer Education Intern