Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Transitions and trust

22 days….22 days left until I am no longer a teacher at Lawsonville Avenue. When I started this journey to Uganda this date seemed so far away. Now it’s only 22 days until my first big transition: Unemployment. What a scary word! Unemployed?? For the past four years my work has pretty much consumed my life. It’s such a frightening word, but a freeing one at that. Unemployed….but not useless.  

Uganda has been on my mind a lot lately (haha..Who am I kidding? It’s always on my mind!). With so much to do and money to raise I find myself becoming more worried about the details of what NEEDS to get done and HOW I am going to do it, that I forget that I’m not the one in control of this. Yes, I have things like paperwork that I have to get done, but the ultimate end of how things will be completed is not in my hands. It’s during all of this that I realize how fully I have to trust in Him to lead me to my next step.

I keep thinking about my first day back in Uganda this summer. I stepped off the plane and said to myself “I am back home”. Everything was so familiar; the Entebbe airport the long ride to Good Shepherd’s, the red dirt roads lined by the green tea farms and sugar cane fields, the big white smiles of the children as they ran down the road screaming “MZUNGU!”, and the random (but not so random) sightings of couches tied up to bicycles traveling down the road. I can’t wait to get back to this place. I still have a long ways to go, and trusting that it will be come through is so hard. I have to remind myself every day that He knows the plans He has for me and I just have to remember I am working within His plan, not mine.

Prayer Points:

  1. Acheru: for the families that are there right now, the children who are there receiving their treatments, for the staff who dedicate their lives to serve there.

  1. Support. Financially and prayerfully.

Transitions. Within the next few months I will be transitioning out of school and out of working with my two clients. I will be moving away from the home and community I have lived in for the past 4 years.

Silas Frank

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Baby Leticia. She was about 9lbs when she came to GSF. From updated pictures she has gained so much weight!