Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Gods front row seat . . .










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

9 comments:

Christina Berry said...

What an amazing story! Thank you for sharing it.

Anonymous said...

Christina,
I was so excited to see Tina - read her story and realize that she was the lady we visited and prayed for while we were there. I can't believe how good she looks now! God is certainly great! We'll continue to pray for her and the baby. Love to all of you. GWen

Anonymous said...

You two are amazing! I have passed the story of Tina on to just about everyone I know to garner additional prayer warriors for her and her baby. Bryan

Anonymous said...

Ditto to all comments posted!! Will be in prayer for Tina, the family caring for her and her unborn precious baby! Hope to continue to receive updates on this amazing story. Glory to God.
Melida

Anonymous said...

Andy and christina,,Now You truly ow why God sent you all there. You are truly his hands and feet. Oh my do we ever pray for you all that god will protect and guide you for his mission here on earth.My body is just full of goose bumps right now.. God is soooo powerful and Good! love you four so very much mom!

Anna K Vaughn said...

I love seeing your pictures and reading about what the Lord is doing there! Praise God for the work that He is doing through you guys - I love you all and I miss you too!
AnnaK

Jena Tager said...

Thank you both for being faithful to press on for Him. I miss you dearly :(On my knees for you!!MMMwah

Samantha said...

Thank you for sharing such a great story! I'm excited to hear what will happen next. I love you guys and I'm so thankful for the work that you're doing.

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