The Pearl of Africa
Looking back at Uganda it feels like it has been forever since I was there and it only felt like I was there a couple days. But there was definitely unforgettable stuff at Uganda.
The first was the Ugandan people. These people are so unique compared to any other kind of people I have met. In America, China, and India people are just to themselves but in Uganda everybody talks to everybody. Ugandan’s are a very social people. The way they do church is awesome and beautiful. It’s about a three hour service and half of that is this very energetic worship party. They truly understand how blessed they are to worship their Lord and they worship Him to the fullest! There is alot of clapping, yelling, crying, and very loud singing. Unforgettable. Also while we were at this church I had a chance to teach about 40 kids about the parable of the prodigal son and related to when the son decided that his plans was better than his father’s, he lost everything. When he decided to listen and trust his father for guidance and protection, his father is waiting with arms wide open. And I was then able to relate that with their heavenly Father and that was a really cool experience.
The second was the missionaries. We were in Uganda working with a missionary name Natalie. Natalie is awesome. The reason why she is so awesome is because she is just a normal person. A normal person who has listened and followed God’s calling for her life. For my friends back at home, Natatlie actually reminds me of Tara Cogdell. She has kinda like the same look and same attitude and the same love for the Lord. I just thought it was cool seeing that Natalie is no different than us, she just has been called to live in Uganda. Also it was cool to see that you don’t have to be this well versed preacher to be a missionary, you just have to be willing. Willing to serve the Lord no matter he calls you to.
While staying in Uganda we lived at Natalie’s friend’s house. Her friend’s name was Lexi. Lexi was also another missionary doing other ministry in Uganda. Lexi never imagined working in Uganda. In fact she went to college and got degrees for French history and Islamic studies because she was for sure that is where God called her. To minister to the Muslim women in France. But things happened and just following God’s leading she ended up Uganda. It’s crazy how God works, but his providence is so perfect and intricate that we will never fully understand. But that’s ok, because in all things God is working for our good!
Pray for Uganda. That they will continue to learn and grow in the Lord. You can probably say Uganda is over evangelized. In one city, Jinja, 10 percent of the population is missionaries. The word of God is there, these people now need to be discipled and to grow deeper with Jesus. Continue to pray for this world.
With a breaking heart for the lost,