Saturday, October 25, 2008

Least to Greatest

When Jesus was asked by his disciples who would be the greatest, he brought a little child to stand beside him and said, "Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For he who is least among you all—he is the greatest."

This principle has stood out to me over the past couple of months. As I am teaching here in Uganda, I often forget the backgrounds these children have come from, the lives these children have lived. I am amazed at who God is and how He works. He has specifically chosen these children to be here. These children who were once counted among the least of their country are now being given the opportunity that only some of the greatest have. They are well-fed, clothed, loved, cared for. They are receiving an education - which is HUGE here - but not just any education - one that is founded on the Bible. I am truly astounded at how God works! There is still much work to be done both here in Uganda and around the world, but each precious life God has transformed is a reason to celebrate!

Here are just a few of the transformations. I teach each of these boys during language arts.
Martin

Yoweri

WillsonIn this picture, you can actually see all three of them. They love playing football (soccer).

3 comments:

smalls said...

oh my goodness!! i love ALL of them and miss them soooo much!!! i want to go back and see them!! i love you and miss you so much!

Stephanie said...

What such amazing transformations! Precious children! I love you reading your blogs and all the updates! Love you, steph

Lindsey said...

i love to see these kinds of posts. it makes me thank God for people like you and others who are supporting you and the people you're working with. what a blessing!