Here is a quote that is really resonating with me and our team this week;
Never pity missionaries; envy them. They are where the real action is-where life & death, sin & grace, Heaven & Hell converge. – RC Shannon
It is hard to put into words the greatness of God and how incredible the display of that greatness has been this week. We landed late Saturday and popped up early Sunday to attend church here in Jinja. We were tired and jet lagged but we went… And I am so glad that we did. We worshipped together with a people that we could hardly understand and have very little in common with on the surface. But in reality we have everything in common in our hope in Jesus Christ. It was a beautiful preview to what it will be like on the day that every tribe, tongue and nation is worshipping together in one accord in the throne room of God!
Yesterday our team went to Serving His Children (@servingHis) and began a project to repair a road so that their team can pass more safely and with greater urgency as they transport children who are severely malnourished. This ministry is a place where children who are malnourished can come with a family member, get healthy, get educated on nutrition and be exposed to the gospel. The ministry embodies the reality of being a place where life and death converge. This week alone, three babies have died as a result if malnutrition. This ministry is a light in a dark place and an incredible testimony of the truth that the greater the call that God places on our lives, the higher the cost to act upon it. I encourage you to check out this ministry’s website HERE
Today the guys on our team went back to complete the work as the remainder of our team went to pack and deliver enough food for 200 families for the next two weeks!!
Tonight we gathered to simply worship God- the perfect way to end a challenging day. The truth is here we are confronted moment by moment with the truth that life is not guaranteed; that eternity hangs in the balance and that it is only the hope of Jesus that fully heals any of us. I envy being here. I envy the urgency and the perspective that exists within this context. Many insignificant and trivial things fade away in the shadow of the gloriousness of the gospel.