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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

You Just Never Know

You just never know how your life impacts others.  You never know the effects of one act, whether an act of kindness or otherwise.  You never know whose life will be changed because of something you do, regardless of how large, or how insignificant that something is.  I have had the awesome privilege of seeing large and small things done by many people.  I have had the awesome privilege of seeing how those things have changed lives.  I have seen children go from desperation and hopelessness, to a sense of hope, and a heart of gladness.  I have seen a tired and thirsty people refreshed and full of life.  I have seen those on the brink of death, now looking forward to life again.  These things have all happened as God has worked through people all over the United States,  people who have heard about some  project, or some need that Mercy Uganda has addressed. Seeing God bring people together to provide for His children inspired us to start our newest work....the FAITH 500 Vision.  This "project" is a giant leap of faith.  It is a huge undertaking, too big for us, and more than we can ever accomplish, but it is not too big for God.  This FAITH 500 will allow us to buy land and build an orphanage.  Yes, there are orphanages in Uganda, but more are needed, good Christian, loving, homelike orphanages are needed....not institutions that house orphans, but a home where they are loved and nurtured, and taught the love of Jesus.  The FAITH 500 Vision will also allow us to build a school.  Yes, there are schools in Uganda, but good, Christ-centered, high quality schools are needed, a school that will have at its very root, Jesus Christ.  This school will also provide opportunities for Fine Arts, and life skills, things that most schools in Uganda do not provide, yet children need to help them learn problem solving skills. 
The FAITH 500 Vision will also allow us to develop and maintain an agriculture and livestock program which will teach the children valuable skills for the future, will provide food for the home and school, and a level of self-sustainability for them as well.  You just never know how your role in this will multiply for God's Kingdom's work.  You just never know how many lives will be many souls will be saved through what God is and will be doing through this project.  You just never know.

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