Thursday, July 09, 2009

Uganda...people get ready.

Day one is in the books and our team is about to descend upon the dining room for breakfast and the beginning of day two. Only God knows what's in store. Before yesterday we thought we'd be blessed to minister to 450 Ugandan children growing up in two orphanages. Turns out we are blessed with over 700. Wow.

This is a massive effort. We ask that you continue to join us in the task ahead. Actually, we plead with you to join us. We cannot do it without you.

Right now we need you to consider what lies ahead of our team and our ministry and stop to pray for anything that comes to mind. It doesn't matter if you are a frequent pray-er or have never prayed. Just talk to God about what you think of. And, if you would, we ask you to send our blog address out to all your friends to follow. Or, you can even post it in you FB status to let as many people as possible know about what is, and what will be, happening.

I want to show you pictures of the two orphanages we're working with just outside of Kampala. The first has more than 120 children, 9 widows who help care for them and about 30 beds (with practically no mosquito nets). The second has 305 (or, as we learned yesterday...600) children and just 8 beds (no nets). I think that's all I need to say about that.

I love looking at this sweet little girl's photo.

A bedroom.

This was the image that broke me. This is where the sweet children and the widow sleep. In a quiet moment this past January, with God and while standing before these precious ones, I felt certain Sweet Sleep's ministry in Uganda would begin in this very room.
These are the precious children who sleep in the "bed" above.

Today....we can't wait to share it with you. Thanks for reading, posting your encouragement and for your advocacy and prayers!

See you in the next blog,

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