In June I am going to Uganda to serve as a short term summer missionary with Rafiki Africa Ministries. This ministry runs an orphanage in Kampala that is currently home to 13 children, most of whom are pre-school aged, and 2 of whom have special needs.
I am so excited.
Because Jesus calls us to love one another. One example that is repeated throughout the Bible is to take care of widows and orphans and the poor.
Because I have a huge heart for kids.
Because for a long time I have had desire from the Lord to show His love to kids at an orphanage.
Because I love seeing how God is at work around the world.
Because I love seeing God’s amazing creativity and power on display throughout creation around the world.
Because surely God has a lot to teach me.
Because I’m blessed to have a job where I don’t work in the summers, so I can go out and be a blessing to others.
Because the full time missionaries who run the orphanage have been praying for teachers and nurses to come as short term volunteers.
I’m pretty much completely excited. (and let’s be honest: slightly terrified, but in the best way possible). :)