Today was the last day for Rob & Carol Robison and Donna Morhous to be with us. We spent the day shopping at the Open Market and the shopping mall in Kampala. It was good to have a day to relax after an intense several days scurrying to see as many people as we possibly could in the eye clinics that we did.
Since I can't imagine that anyone wants to hear of our shopping exploits, I want to just reflect on some of what God has done during our time here so far. In Joshua 3, as the Israelites were preparing to cross the Jordan river and conquer the land that God had promised to them, Joshua challenged the people by saying on the eve of their conquest, "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you."
Since before we left New York and Ohio, respectively, our team has been praying and been prayed for. We have consecrated ourselves by submitting to the power of the Holy Spirit to do through us what we would not be able to do on our own.
We have witnessed miracle after miracle. Like the woman named Agnes, who has likely been legally blind for over 30 years, but who left the clinic with glasses and the ability to see clearly for the first time in a long time! Edward, who came with glasses that were no longer effective, and who couldn't see without them, also left with the ability to see! On Monday and Tuesday Rob, who was in charge of dispensing glasses, informed us that we were running dangerously low on the segment of our eyeglass inventory that most people had been needing. On Monday night we celebrated that no one left the clinic without glasses who needed them. And there were over 125 who came! On Tuesday we weren't sure that we would be able to last the whole day with what we had left. However, after praying that God would multiply our inventory, just as Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish, we saw yet another 130+ people and NO ONE left the clinic without glasses who needed them!
Our God is indeed an awesome God! He reigns in heaven above. With wisdom, power, and love our God is an awesome God!
It was hard to see the Ohio group leave us today, and yet we were able to part ways victorious because having consecrated ourselves, we have seen God do amazing things!
As we leave for the village tomorrow for hygiene clinics, pastors and women's conferences, as well as do T.A.P.P. and Grandmother visits we continue to look to God to do even more amazing things!