I was extremly priviledged to witness and be a part of two wonderful things today.
A new clothing store opened in Kampala called Mr. Price and Walker has been asking me if I would take him there and buy him a new shirt because we haven't bought him one in two years. I told him that I would, but it would be in the evening because I was going out to visit a man that I had heard about. Christina and I drove out this morning to this man's house, it took about one and a half hours to get there, mostly because of traffic. When we got to the place, we were greeted by two very old women, who were so happy to see us. After all of the greetings and introductions were done, they took us into the house to visit with the Muzee(old man). Meet William, 75 years old, HIV positive, former drunkard, etc, and not a believer in Jesus. He was overjoyed that we had come to visit, and we sat and talked for a few minutes before I asked if I could share with him from my Bible. He agreed and said that he would like that so, I used the opportunity to use my pull no punches, no holds barred evangelism with him. When God and I were finished and gave him the chance to make a decision, he made the right choice, and we now have a new, old brother in Christ that we will be with in Heaven one day. While driving with Walker to Mr. Price this evening, I was telling him about William and the decision that he had made and Walker was so amazed that he had to turn his head so that I wouldn't see the tears. God's grace is amazing.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Some days you just have to hold on! The ministry at Mulago gives us another opportunity to have a front row seat to the mercy and faithfulness of Jesus Christ. Each week we visit those who are hurting, both physically and emotionally. We visit those who are dying, both physically and spiritually. Our prayer is that God will be glorified through the halls of the hospital and that His light would be carried on to the homes of those we visit.
"Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard." Isaiah 58:8
Some days our front row seat takes us to the homes of those we have visited in the hospital. I want to introduce you to Tina. She is a testimony to the mercy and faithfulness of Christ. Her testimony is a miracle and I thank God that we were able to bear witness.
We first met Tina at Mulago, she had no idea we were there, not sure if she had any idea who or where she was. She was involved in a car accident and it was thought she would not make it. Her husband had been killed in the accident and her family was scared to tell her for fear she would stop fighting to live. We prayed that God would heal her and bring her back to her family. Also, that He would provide His strength in Tina and give her the will to continue, may she know that He loves her and holds her in the palm of His hand. The woman in the picture is Tina. She has a long road to go, even longer, when you take into account where she lives. But, God is faithful and she is home among her family who love her. She suffers emotionally and physically, but God is working through her to provide the peace and comfort that only He can provide. While visiting her, we discovered that the most miraculous thing of all, is that she is pregnant. The doctors told her that the baby would or did die in the accident, however that little one is fighting for life and moving around to prove it!! There are many prayer needs for this little one and his mother. We pray for continued physical healing, so she can care for him. We also pray that God will provide a way for her to get further medical care, Tina is HIV positive and desperately wants to do everything she can to not pass it along to her child. Please lift up Tina, her unborn child and the family who care for her at this time. God has a plan and a purpose for His children and we know that He has a plan for Tina.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11