From the beginning of our trip, when the baby was born during the dedication of the new women's ward in Nakivale and to the farewell performance at the Ogur Youth Center when Teresa lovingly gave each child a hug, I felt God's Holy Spirit.
I am in awe of our dedicated staff who, day after day, care for children who are suffering with HIV/AIDS and nodding syndrome, refugees who have lost loved ones due to conflict and displaced people who are struggling to start a new life. This is heart-wrenching work!
How do they do this day after day? When I asked Nurse Mary at Nakivale this question she said, "Before I go to work I say 'Come on Jesus, we've got work to do.'" Faith! This is what helps them all get through it.
I am still humming the song that we sang to our staff and the kids at Ogur--"Give thanks to the Holy one...And, now let the poor say 'I am rich' and weak say 'I am strong' because of what the Lord has done for us. Give thanks."
My heart is full. I am grateful for this opportunity to serve and for the extraordinary people on my team. Felix Omodi said it best, "When you travel with angels you are blessed."