Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Some Highlights (in no particular order)....

  • Waking up to the sound of birds chirping and children singing praises to God  - Luke 19:39-40 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples." He answered, "I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out."
  • Seeing God's beauty and creativity in a different land
  • Raised eyebrows as their way of saying "yes."
  • Watching their drama performances of the Miracles of Jesus.
  • When we try to speak Luganda and the Ugandans laugh at our attempt but very much appreciate it. 
  • Watching the kids slip and slide.
  • The laughter of children - I love the smiles and laugh they give from being shown some attention. It is a reminder to me that we are an extension of God's love to them. They are valuable in His sight and He adores them!
  • Walking in the village and being greeted by each person as we go by.
  • Teaching the kids new songs and hearing them sing the songs back to me during their play time.
  • The way the children smile with their eyes.
  • The boys stay up late listening to the World Cup and want to talk about it the next day.
  • Singing with the children.
  • It's quiet here. At church this past Sunday, the pastor talked about how all the noises in Uganda distract us from our relationship with God. I was amazed....if it is noisy here, what of our lives in the states? 


Anonymous said...

Andrea and Jess, great post (blog)or commentary, and I agree if it is noisy in Uganda, we must all be deaf back here. Love, Uncle, Rog

Stephanie said...

I love all those things you posted. We do have SO many distractions and I miss the simplcity of life in Uganda. I love the children smiling with their eyes, that one is especially true there!! Thanks for the post and sharing :) Steph

Anonymous said...

You both have a way of describing things that make it so touching, so real, so Godly. Thank you for being His hands and feet and for sharing that experience! Jill