Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Eph. 3:20.
I must confess the truth of this passage has not fully sunk in for me. I honestly know and believe it to be true but when it comes to trusting God in clutch situations my sinful heart stumbles, and to my shame I question whether He will show up (at least the way I want him to).
Yet over and over again He not only meets us where we are, but shows us how His plans are far larger and grander than our hopes and dreams.
About 2 weeks ago we posted that someone had graciously offered to match all donations up to $10,000 by the end of the year. We apologize for taking a while to update everyone (a few of us are back in Uganda for some year end business), but through the generosity of many friends we met the match within one week. The following week we met it again! So including the match the ministry has exceeded $30,000 in gifts these past two weeks. Whoa!!
It’s not that I don’t trust God to provide for the ministry, but rather I was limiting His provision to my expectations. Apparently, I need to be beat over the head with the tailpipe of a boda boda (a popular Ugandan scooter) to understand that he is truly “able to do far more abundantly than all we ask for or think.”
Thank you to all our wonderful friends who have graciously and abundantly supported the ministry. We love you guys and are humbled by your desire to partner with us in caring for orphans and neglected children in Uganda.
While we are here, we greatly covet your prayers this last week before Christmas. After finishing up some work, we hope to return on Christmas Eve with 2 children as part of an adoption.
The timeline is tight given the holidays, but the mission continues. Please pray that we can complete the following items before Christmas Eve:
- Finalize the incorporation of a local non-profit entity (Sixty Feet Uganda)
- Establish local banking relationship
- Work on finalizing the legal rights to the 5 acres that was generously donated
- Love on those kids, love on those kids, and love on those kids some more!
- Spend time with and encourage our friends and partners in Uganda who daily work on behalf of the children and Sixty Feet
- Complete the paperwork for the adoption and get the necessary visas
- Come home for Christmas!
Our plan is to return to Atlanta at 2:30pm on Christmas Eve. If anyone can attend, we invite you to join us at the airport to celebrate a beautiful picture of God’s redemptive love as we welcome these 2 precious children home.
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16