Monday, August 31, 2015
As we begin our journey back to Entebbe, I am sitting here in the car watching the SOAP property and Soroti disappear in the distance. I know without a doubt that Greenville is where God has me right now and the job He has placed me in is truly equipping me for what is to come in His plan for me, but I also know without a doubt that God is going to bring me back to somewhere like SOAP someday. So, as I sit here and the miles continue to take me farther from the kids I grew to love even more this trip, I feel like my heart is breaking, but at the same time, I am so thankful that God is giving me a glimpse of His future plans for me. I really can’t wait for the point in my life where God brings me to my “Soroti.” I have no idea where that will be or what it will look like, but I know that God has a plan for my life and I know that I don’t want to waste the opportunities for growth and learning that God has for me right now in the place where He has put me. There are souls everywhere in need of a Savior, we just have to have our eyes on Christ so that we can see them and give them the Hope they need.
My heart’s desire:
Lord, send me anywhere, only go with me.
Lay any burden on me, only sustain me.
Sever any tie, save the one that binds me to your heart.
I consecrate my life, Lord, to thee.
Tonight we are staying in Jinja and going to see the Source of the Nile and have the opportunity to spend time with Kerri for one more night. I am not looking forward to tomorrow. Saying goodbye to my big sister, knowing that I won’t see her until December, is going to be very hard, but we vowed the first time we said goodbye at an airport that we were not going to be “those people” who make a scene, so tomorrow we are going to try our best to maintain that promise. I am so lucky to have such a godly example in my life and I thank God for her and all that she has taught me about patiently waiting on God’s timing and not running ahead of His plan. If you know her, you know exactly what I am talking about, and if you haven’t had the opportunity to meet her, I hope you get the opportunity to someday. Her love for God and joy in life is contagious!
Thanks for an unforgettable trip, Kerri. We really did hit everything on the bucket list. Check…Check, Check.