Well it’s official! We fly out on 8-23-16 @ 545pm from Atlanta to Amsterdam, then after a small layover from Amsterdam to Uganda. Thank you for all that have been praying and helping us via donations, phone calls, emails, etc. Our family feels incredibly humbled, honored, and blessed to be able to share the gospel with the people of Uganda. We are currently at 84 percent of our budget in recurring donations and are still praying that more monthly donors will join us in God’s ministry at Lulwanda. One thing that I hope is obvious as our family leaves and serves God in Uganda is that God uses ordinary people to carry out His extraordinary plan.
Gideon was an ordinary dude. His story in Judges 6, has recently been on my mind. He is best summed up as an apprehensive farmer. God called him, a normal man, to deliver Israel from the Midianites, and Gideon’s initial response was “Please, Lord, how can I save Israel? Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.” (Judges 6:15). God promised that He would be with Gideon and that he would be able to accomplish what he had been asked to do. Gideon’s obedience to God’s call brought victory to Israel, and he is known as one the the great heroes of faith.
There are many examples of ordinary people being used by God in an extraordinary way. Every time someone makes the comment to one of us praising us for what we are doing, we want to be quick to give God all glory and all praise, for what HE is doing (Matthew 5:16) Without Him, we are nothing. He is the sustainer and giver of all things, and apart from Him, none of this would be possible. Apart from those who have stepped out on faith and supported us through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, none of this is possible.
I write all of this to point out one thing: God wants to use you. No matter how many kids, your health, or what age you are, God wants to use ordinary ole you to bring glory to Him and share the gospel with His creation. Never feel like you are not enough, or that anything He is calling you to is out of reach. With God anything is possible.