Daniel, my youngest, left for his Uganda trip last week. It was tough letting him go at first, with all the political unrest out there, and him being a little white boy working in refugee camps; somehow my heart was unsettled. I knew it was the will of God for him to go, so I freely let him, but in my heart of hearts, I wasn’t 100% sure he would come back, or he wouldn’t get hit with some kind of wierd sickness. Two days before his departure, I had made my peace with all of that, but the heaviness in my heart was still there. That’s when he casually said, “Hey mom, here is a Scripture I want to share with you that pertains to me and might help you. It’s Psalm 41: 1-3. Listen to this: ‘How blessed is he who considers the helpless (that’s me, mom); the Lord will deliver him in a day of trouble. The Lord will protect him and keep him alive, and he shall be called blessed upon the earth; and do not give him over to the desire of his enemies. The Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed; in his illness, You restore him to health.’ Isn’t that cool?”
Yes, indeed, my Daniel, this is very cool. Little did you know these were the two issues that were heavy on my heart. God is already using you, Son!
If you want to know more about Uganda and some of what Daniel is doing, check out http://www.martinssempa.com. That’s the man he is working with. And also check out http://www.projectokello.com. That’s the supplies that he is sorting through and will be distributing in the refugee camps in the north.