We had our team meeting for those heading over to Uganda on February 14th. As we went around the room, everyone introduced themselves and shared their excitement and expectations for this trip. The first ones to share, have been to Uganda with SMI before. They were in awe of how fast God opened the door for them to return. They didn't think it was financially possible, but a friend encouraged them along the way, DON'T HANDCUFF GOD!
Their son got married this last December and they thought for sure they wouldn't be able to pay for their part of the festivities and then just a couple of months later head onto Uganda. To their surprise, God made a way. Not only were they able to pay for the wedding, but more than enough came in for their trip.
Mike and I are in DC for a few days and then we are heading on over to Uganda for 3 weeks. As I woke up this morning, that phrase - DON'T HANDCUFF GOD came to my mind. God is able to do more than we think possible. He isn't limited by time, energy, etc. I am expectant to see what he has in store for us here in DC, but even more in Uganda.
I am looking forward to facing off with the unseen parasites of malaria. I am choosing to focus on the God things I can't see rather than the natural germs and other negative things I can't see. Faith is a substance of the things you HOPE for. Fear is the substance of the things you don't want to happen. I choose faith, not fear.
(for those who don't know, I came home from Uganda at the end of last July with malaria. It almost took my life, but God healed me. You can read a little about it here: http://www.showmercy.org/smi/2011/09/update-on-loris-battle-with-malaria/