Tuesday, January 15, 2013

How to Get your Year off to a Good Start

I don't know about you, but I love sitting down with an empty calendar at the beginning of the year and wondering what will happen.  But this year, I think I want to keep my calendar empty for just one more day.  I was reading HERE about consecrating your calendar to the Lord.  And I can't think of a better way to start 2013 than by putting all my days in His hands. 

before a Kampala Team Prayer Meeting
It is vitally important {if you want to partner with God} that you receive your marching orders from Him.  daily.  But also as you are wondering what His plans for you are or how He wants to use you this year, the best thing you can do is ask! 

"For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do”  -Ephesians 2:10 

He has good works already assigned to you.  He has prepared them in advance.  Where will He take you in 2013?

Will you rally some friends, your Sunday School class, your small group, your family- get on your knees- and ask the Lord to lead you in 2013?  There are many opportunities in your neighborhood, Uganda, and around the world!  Let's find out where He wants you to join Him!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What God did on Retreat

The theme this year on retreat was: Love Came Down.  And He certainly did.  Here are a few things that people shared during our testimony session this year:

  • "It is good to know that I am not the only one who questions why I'm here."
  • "Last year was good, but this year is better.  We are part of the family this year."
  • "I was challenged to stop and consider God's love for me personally."
  • "God is providing a family for me here, even when my own family doesn't understand what we're going through."
  • "Jesus knows my grief.  He left His home in heaven and came to earth.  Talk about culture shock."
  • "My heart has been fed this week."
Thank you for praying.  Retreat was just what we needed.  

Monday, January 7, 2013

Field Retreat 2013

Retreat this year has been such a blessing.  Thank you for praying for us as stepped away from ministry and let Jesus minister to us.  It was a sweet time and He met us.  We grew together as a family.  We spent time in Jesus' loving presence.  And we had fun together!  Stay tunes for how the theme: Love Came Down will show up here on the blog, as a result of retreat :)