God is good! This whole missions trip was orchestrated and carried out by the power of prayer, so I thank you all for your prayers and support. Although this trip was challenging, this particular missions trip to the islands of Uganda was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. My faith was challenged in ways that it has never been before, and I know that the challenges brought me closer to my team members, and most importantly closer to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I felt the call to go on this trip about a year ago while I was finishing up my last semester of nursing school. I had a professor who shared her heart with me, and encouraged me to do medical missions work around the globe. I sensed the Spirit speaking right through her, so I earnestly prayed about it for close to 10 months. God reinforced His guidance for me to travel to Uganda through scripture, so I decided to yield to His leading and go.
Medically, I had incredible opportunities that consisted of helping deliver a baby girl, assist in specialty operations, and provide appropriate nursing care for those in need. I am humbled to say that the Lord enabled me to do things on this trip that I would have never thought were even possible for me to do. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” is a passage of scripture that has a whole new meaning to me.
As we know, the Lord is the great physician. The people who live on the islands of Lake Victoria, Uganda need medical attention, but more importantly need a Savior. Generation after generation grows up in a hopeless society that is driven by the elemental passions of this world and enslaved to darkness. Our mission was not to fix Uganda’s medical problems only, but to present the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to these people in a manner of love. Praise the Lord, many people came to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. They were seeking for Love, which we know only comes from God, and they found it. I watched orphans, widows, grown men, and children all come to accept Christ during my stay there on the islands. To know that these broken hearted people have an eternal hope of glory waiting for them in heaven will bless me for the rest of my life. My prayer is that the Lord continues to move there on these islands, and that He raises up many leaders who are willing to stand for Christ in love.
Once again, thank you all for your prayers.