Most of you have probably seen the button on the side of the blog linking you to "Joining the Journey," the Mayernick Team's blog. I encourage you to check it out, as I have given them my internet connector for the week and probably won't be on much. They will keep you updated on what we are up to.
Suzanne and Mike (Amazima Board members, not to mention wonderful friends of mine), their two oldest children, Grace and Michael, their nephew Landon, Grace's best friend Mallory and her dad Scott, and my sweet friend Anna all made the journey to Uganda Thursday morning. When they arrived at the airport in Nashville for the first leg of their series of flights, they were told that their flight to detroit was cancelled and there was no possible way for them to get to Uganda before Sunday (they were supposed to arrive Friday). They immediately joined hands in prayer and texted Gwen to spread the word to pray. Soon exactly 8 seats were found on a flight to Dallas that connected them to Amsterdam just in time for their flight to Entebbe. Only GOD.
Then as I was driving to the airport I got a flat tire... but as the Lord is always giving me new and exciting job descriptions, I pulled over and a few nice men taught me how to change it! I have to say I was pretty impressed with myself... haha. But seriously, me changing a tire on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere Uganda, ONLY GOD. Then on the way home from the airport, Abdulla, driving the van carrying the luggage, Scott, and Landon
ran out of gas, but we were able to take care of that too. I have no doubt that big things are happening this week and satan is not happy about it. God's purpose for all Christians is that their hearts grow to love and serve orphans, and it is being accomplished right now! So we know that the enemy is not happy with us, but we rejoice in knowing that our God is mighty and He is ON OUR SIDE! Stay tuned for more miracles..
I could not be more thankful for these sweet friends. They have served my children and I in ways that bring tears to my eyes. I look into my kitchen and see precio
us Anna doing the dishes with my kids. I look on the couch and see Mike and Landon cuddling with my sweet girls for whom I have prayed and prayed for positive male influences. Scott is outside jumping rope with Joyce. Suzanne is learning how to help me cook all sorts of Ugandan food and makes a special effort to make sure my coffee is made for me when I get up (what a TREAT!) My kids LOVE Michael, Grace and Mallory, who joined in playing all the games with kids yesterday. It is so beautiful to me that my kids and Suzanne's kids see no difference in each other, no color, no gender, no different economic status. I'm a kid, you're a kid; let's be friends. Couldn't we all use a little more of that? Imagine if we just said, I'm a person, you're a person; let's be friends.
It's the little things. Suzanne making my coffee. Anna massaging my back. Mike reading my kids a Bible story. It is truly so beautiful. My kids are as enthralled with the new visitors as the visitors are with them. It is such a blessing to be able to share a little piece of my life with these people who are so instrumental in keeping Amazima going in the states. It is blessing me so immensely to watch them fall in love with the place and the people that they have been serving along side me from America.
Please continue to pray for a safe and healthy trip for our precious visitors. Thank you, thank you Jesus for sending these sweet friends to me!