Today, the team put on a special day for all of the Amiina Kids! Everyone met at the Community Center and spent the day doing crafts, playing soccer, using chalk and bubbles, eating, and sharing the Gospel. The focus for this week has been The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13). After hearing a message about good soil and producing fruit, the children had an opportunity to paint a pot of their own and plant a seed to cultivate. We hope this will serve as a picture and a reminder of the soil and fruit their own lives!
This day... was...Holy!
There are no words to describe how special this day was for me. Yet it wasn’t about me, it wasn’t about the food, dance , games, football etc...it was family! I felt like everyone around me were my sisters and brothers. The environment today was speechless! It was so much fun to see how much these sponsored kids love being with us and other sponsored kids. It was community and fellowship and it was so RICH! It displayed CHRIST!
I wished everyone who has a sponsored child could take part in Amiina,
on the red soil,
and so much more!
I ask myself... HOW?
How can I connect with my fellow Americans who strive for the “American dream”?
How can I describe poverty in a third world?
How can I reach their hearts to sponsor an Amiina child?
How can I describe how hard life is for the widows raising these kids ...
Yet.... God has already shown us!
He modeled perfectly how to love and care for the least of these.
He gave us Christ Jesus!
That is the TRUE dream! When we spend ourselves on others, the feeling far out weighs any physical or material feeling "America", the land of plenty, has to offer.
Is that why Christ taught us and commanded us to care for the widow and orphan?
To love our neighbors?
My biggest highlight was to see, connect and pray for two of my sponsored teens.
It was incredible.... yes, once again, no words! ️
One of them was able to receive an audio Bible, which was super sweet! I was so blessed to see my translator explain to him what it was and how to use it.
He was very happy to have it, as well as myself!
As I reflect on what happened today, I feel blessed to have been apart of it. I wish my husband could have been here to share moments like I experienced.
Yet... he will... many will!
How do I know? I have Faith in God and I trust HIM to provide for the kids!
He does so much more than we could ever imagine... and that is where my heart will rest. I will rest in HIM and his provision for his kids in Uganda!
I am just a vessel...
“Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”
*Written By: Mama Denise