Sunday, April 24, 2011

An Easter Blessing from Uganda

I received this Easter blessing from Fr. Paul Bgirwa--a ministry partner in Uganda who built the St. George Hope Health Centre we supported last year.   I pass it on to you on this Easter Sunday: 
May love and laughter light your days, 
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, 
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world 
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons 
bring the best to you and yours! +

Yours in Christ
Fr. Paul Bigirwa
St George Church and Hope Health Centre
Western Uganda

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Big Thank You from Dennis in Malawi

 "You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy..."
Psalm 30:11-12

Beloved friends:
Regardless of life's challenges, we have much to be thankful for. Who could resist the turkey? Or  the apples, pumpkins and potatoes? Who would want to? No, there's no need or use resisting all the good things and deeds for which we can say "thanks"
We can have an attitude of gratitude, focus on what is right in our lives and be thankful for those things. We can choose to be thankful for what we have and who God is, as opposed to what we don't have. Let's offer thanksgiving to God in advance for what He is going to do and for the prayers answered and yet to be answered!
As Philippians 4:6 reads “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
I want to say thank you all my precious brothers and sisters for such wonderful contributions as regard to my mission trip to Uganda.  
Brothers and Sisters I do not have many words but as 2 Corinthians 9:11 states, you will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
May the good Lord bless each one you for such a generosity and it is my humble prayer that God give you abundantly. Thanks to Josie for helping me to stand, though the mountain seemed too big to climb but encouraged me to hold on to Gods unchanging hand.
Lastly I want you all to realize that I don’t take this for granted for I know God does not sound a trumpet that shall sound retreat, surely he has something for  us all to serve him and the needy.
God’s blessings to you all!
Dennis Singini