This past March I was in Uganda with Garry, a fellow team member here in the U.S. The trip was incredible. Maybe the best one I’ve been on. We tried to share as much about it as we could on the blog but in all honesty, you can never fully communicate the weight of what God is doing there. You really need to be there and see it!
After these trips though, I’ve found that re-entry into the U.S. is always difficult. You leave a place where God is so evidently present and where you’re ministering and being ministered to, and you return to… life. Not that that’s a bad thing, but sometimes it’s not as easy as we’d like it to be.
When I returned this past April, I came back to the usual pile of work that never seems to dwindle when I head out of town. For some reason, it only grows. After a day or so of digging out, I was on the phone with Dan and he asked me how it was going.
In reality, it was not good. I was frustrated and still trying to process a lot of the things we saw and experienced on the trip. So all I could say was “I’d rather be in Uganda!”
Afterwards, we thought about it and felt like that pretty much summed up how we feel when we return. So with the help of our incredibly talented friend Colleen, we came up with this sticker:
If this sums up how you feel many days (or if you’d just like to share the mission of Sixty Feet with others) let us know. We’ll send one to the first 100 people who respond. Head over to our Facebook page to find out how to get one.
We’re praying that awareness for the imprisoned children in Uganda grows, and that the pain we feel when we leave them never fades.