This morning we went out to one of the leader’s ministry with the orphans. The road to the orphanage was pretty bad, but once we saw the kids all those things faded away. They presented us with a song as they welcomed us to their place (it is an African thing). I could not help but to think about God’s heart for the orphans. Due to the Christian influence you could see the joy in their hearts even though they lost their parents to AIDS and war. I briefly gave a greeting on behalf of AMI and I shared about God’s love for them which enables them to call Him “Abba, Father.”
Then for lunch, David Ofumbi and brother Emmanuel, who are the key leaders of their moment in Uganda joined us as we talked to them about their experience with the pastors’ conference. We had a good dialogue about the future of their involvement in AMI. It is amazing to see how God’s Spirit is flowing more and more in the apostolic paradigm all over the world.
Then we stopped over at missionary Oliver’s place, where we were able to talk about the future of missions. It was encouraging to hear that he has been thinking about the same concepts as the CHARGED acronym that we have been espousing. He mentioned that we need to do missions in a whole new way.
I am back now in the Amsterdam airport waiting for my flight back to the States.
It has been quite a trip. I am reflecting on all the lessons and reminders that God deposited in my heart. I am just amazed at what He is doing all over the world… but most of all, I am amazed that God would give me the privilege to experience it firsthand.
The kids presenting a welcome song for us
It was quite a sight seeing the little kids playing the African drums
It is my prayer that the kids will learn to know the Father’s heart