Well its been almost a year and a half since I lost my sweet beloved Jeff. Its been a long slow process of trying to figure out how to live without him. Needless to say, life is very different without my best friend and Life partner. I can say that I was very blessed to be married to him. I will always carry him in my heart and cherish the memories.
As most of you know Jeff’s biggest love in life was the ministry in Uganda. When He started joining me on my trips there, he was forever changed. He fell in love with that country and especially its people. I remember back in March 2017 right before he found out that the cancer had made an ugly comeback, how excited he was to get back there as we planned our next trip that was supposed to be that coming June. I actually made a short solo trip back to Gulu to basically finish the ministry and tie up any loose ends. I had no idea that when I got back to the States that I would only have only 6 months left with Jeff.
Well, it appears that God is not finished with this! I was sitting in church and its as if I had this awakening call again. The Scripture verse “For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.” Matthew 25:35-36 nearly rocked me out of my seat. I knew then it was my time again and Gulu, Uganda was beckoning me to come back.
Along with bringing more yarn for my knitters, children’s underwear for the school children of the village of Guru Guru and the sanitary bags for teenage girls, there is a new project on the horizon. My mission will be to find plots of land to lease and parcel smaller plots out to women and their families to farm. Everyone in Africa seems to learn at a very small age how farm and grow food to survive and to sell in the marketplace. Many would give anything to have an opportunity to have a chance to farm and raise crops but cannot afford it. Some if they are fortunate to lease land travel hours to get there, but must leave their children to fend for themselves while they are away. Of course, I can’t do it all on my own and that is where I need some support. I plan on raising at least $18,000 to get this project up and running this coming July. This amount would help in so many ways to get people up and working and out of poverty. Please don't feel obligated in any way as your prayers are just as valuable to me. Thank you considering partnering with me in this new phase of ministry.
In His Service,
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