Friday, September 24, 2010
Hello, friends. I apologize for the lack of updates recently. I am getting ready to move over to Uganda here in a couple weeks so to say this month has been busy is a serious understatement.
Just wanted to fill yall in on what Ekisa up to, what we have accomplished this summer, and plans for the future.
After my fourth trip to Uganda in March 2010 I started taking legal actions to make Ekisa REAL. We became incorporated as a nonprofit. Then the fundraising began. This was my first summer in America in several years, and I was convinced it would go by so SLOW. I was so, so wrong! Before I knew it, September was just around the corner. My original plan was to move to Uganda in early September but after much prayer I knew that I couldn't go just yet. It was hard news to take in. The following weeks may have been the most stressful, confusing weeks since this whole Ekisa journey had started. My spirits were definitely under attack. Finally one day my prayer was “Okay God, I CAN’T do this on my own. The sponsors, the lawyers, the budget, the planning, the stress is more than I can take. Please take OVER.”
Until this point silly me thought I still had some control over Ekisa, and my life.
Many people tell me they admire me for my braveness. But here is the TRUTH; It is not my braveness, but my FAITH in God that has gotten me this far. If you take God out of the equation, none of this would be happening.
Shortly after that complete surrender, Gods blessings showered down. He finally had me where He wants his children to be: completely dependent on HIM.
In His perfect timing I am getting to Jinja on October 6th. I plan on getting straight to work! I hope to have a house found and paperwork filed within the first week. Ekisa has children counting on us and my prayer is everything will go as smoothly as possible.
“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
I leave in 10 days. I should be freaking out. I should have doubts, second thoughts.
But every time I reflect I hear:
Go my daughter, I am paving the road before you…
How can I worry when I have that promise?