Friends & family, you mean the world to me! Thank you so much for being the amazing friends that you are! I wouldn’t have survived the summer without the body of Christ covering me with prayer like you did. ❤
Sorry for the delay, guys… YES!!! I made it back safely a few days ago, and am settling into life in America ok. Several of you seemed surprised that I was so perky at church yesterday, asking how I’m readjusting. Well maybe you just didn’t see me pinching myself to keep from dozing off during service haha. In all seriousness though, jet lag actually hasn’t been much of a problem this time around, thanks to Coca Cola and a random nap here and there ;P. However, I’m beginning to experience reverse culture shock, which is so hard emotionally. I’d appreciate your continued prayers for me as a process all these changes.
Living in a third world country for two months, seeing, tasting, feeling, and experiencing things entirely counter to American culture, changed me for the good. It made me realize how deeply blessed I am, and through that God taught me why He blessed me so greatly: to be a blessing.
Being broken and poured out in Uganda was only the beginning of a whole new chapter of my life in Christ which I don’t intend to close and put away now that I’m back in the U.S. I may be living in another context, but the mission isn’t over. There are people right where I am who are lost without Christ, and need the Gospel proclaimed and demonstrated to them day in and day out, just like those whom I came in contact with this summer. As a born again follower of Christ, this is my responsibility and privilege, to be an ambassador of God in Alabama, in Uganda, and everywhere in between. Isn’t that exciting? I get chill bumps just thinking about the future and the wonderful ways God will continue to use all these lessons from Africa to better equip and empower me to advance the kingdom here in the states and across the globe. It’s my prayer that they have been an inspiration and motivation for you, too!
Stick around! More memories from the end of my trip coming soon!