…. I could get her face out of my mind.
I know very well that I cannot possibly help every needy person I meet in Uganda.
But this one
I just keep seeing her so vividly before me
Her testimony at church on the first Sunday back after weeks and weeks spent in the hospital
about how God had saved her life as she had almost died of Aids-related sickness.
She was radiant
I am told that she is no longer living here.
She is a burden and not welcome anywhere really
as she needs care
(being lame and not able to work with her hands)
and she wants to die
(she told Praise).
ARE YOU SERIOUS?!
(she's got 2 children who have been living with Praise)
|the wheelchair you can see broke on a recent visit to church|
She is young
LOVED by her maker!
He has a HOPE and a FUTURE for her!
Exactly 3 years ago
On my first visit to Uganda
I met another desperate widow
fate face also wouldn't let me go
until I put action to my compassion and
RISK to my FAITH and PRAYERS
to this past visit:
She came RUNNING to me when she saw me from a distance
Bringing me a small gift
And saying OVER and OVER again:
"I am so happy!!
My children are so happy!!"
Radiant, smiling, and ever so grateful!
She is now a seamstress,
has a sewing machine,
lives in a decent place
Her children are looking great
She's got HOPE
and prospects for a bright future for her and the children.
OHHHHHH - my heart was SO ENCOURAGED
and grateful for God's provision
that flowed through a couple of people who cared!!!
And for those of you who have been following my blog,
This is her!
Back to Rose:
I'll never forget the last time I saw her.
We dropped her off after church.
She was looking at me with pleading eyes
Asking me if I could please somehow get her crutches
So that she could work in the garden to grow food.
She also told me that she didn't have any food at all……
Now what am I supposed to do with THIS?
Anybody want to pray with me?
I KNOW that God must have a plan that will not only involve Rose being accepted and cared for,
but also living with dignity!
I don't have an answer.
Will you pray with me for this precious