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we started off the day with breakfast in town...we picked up our last few souvenirs before we head home tomorrow. Katie picked us up in town and we headed out to Buzica. I havent had pictures for the past few days because Gwen and I have had a videographer/photographer filming for 147 Million Orphans. Today, however, I kept my phone with me and snapped a few pictures for myself! When we arrived, the music and bible study was just getting started. I cannot believe what was once an open field now holds daily "get togethers" to share the love of Christ with this community. The last time that I saw Auntie Joanne she had a 2 year old strapped to her back while cooking the food for Amazima. She practically tackled me when our eyes met. We gained our balance and shared what was going on in each of our lives. She grabbed my hand and led me to the corner, lifted a blanket and showed me her child "Innocent" who is 3 weeks old. PRECIOUS! I held him for the next hour. He grunted like a little pig. I really wanted to stick him in my pocket and bring him home!!
Gwen, Grace and I served the children their lunch (one our favorite things to do) It is such a blessing to look each and every child in the eyes. Their smiles are so thankful. Their faces light up like a beam of sunshine. I am so proud of Katie for pushing forward and continuing to serve this community in such a mighty way. This country is virtually IMPOSSIBLE to get things done in a timely manner. The Lord has given her a group of support here. They work so hard and GET IT DONE! The Amazima team is UNBELIEVABLE.
(and I can't forget Franko! He got out of his cage, so we took the opportunity to give him some love!!)
We came home to put the little ones down for naps and a friend met us at the door saying that a lady had a baby, but she was still bleeding. SO, we all jumped back in the car and headed to a guest house where the lady had just delivered a little girl. Katie went in and talked to the lady and she was still in a lot of pain. WHile Katie treated the sweet woman, Gwen, Grace and I go tto hold her bundle of joy...just a few hours old!! The lady had two sisters with her. They had their other children with them...quite a crowd welcoming this new little bitty to the family! WHen we finally made it back to Katie's there was a man waiting in her yard that had an absessed hole in his stomach and wanted Katie to treat him. I MEAN WHAT IN THE WORLD!?!?!
I absolutely love to watch Katie minister to these people. She comes alive. SHe was MADE for this. He has gifted her. I am so proud of my sweet friend who lives the craziest life that is so full of love, joy, heartache, and pain. Her dependency on Christ encourages my faith walk each and every day.
- I am a lover of Jesus. I have the most fabulous husband that anyone woman could ask for. The Lord has blessed us with 7 beautiful children. I started this blog so that friends and family could follow our trip to Uganda to visit Katie Davis. I have decided to keep blogging to help bring orphan awareness to the world around me.