On the Uganda report Sister Iva shared and now Sister Debbie is sharing her testimony from the April/May Mission trip to Uganda and Ethiopia. Both in Uganda and Ethiopia the word of God was shared in such a way that the children and adults came away with some GOOD FOOD in the Spirit of God. Here is Sister Debbie’s testimony with as many pictures as we can fit here.:):) Notice some pictures show the young people sharing what they have learned.
Coming for the mission was really all ordered by the Lord and couldn’t have happened at a better time. I realized that the mission was not only to the children but also for me, maybe even more for me.
So much happened during my time in Uganda and Ethiopia but to highlight a few things that have really stuck with me, please read on. One thing that impacted me during our mission to Uganda was how much change the children have gone through. They seemed so well behaved and so hungry for the word and for change but after hearing the testimonies both from Brother Godfrey, Sister Concy and even the children themselves, I understand that the change I saw in them came through a lot of labors and prayers from those who willingly gave themselves to the work. During my stay here, I was reminded of the scripture that says, John 4:37-38 KJV
And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.  I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor: other men labored, and ye are entered into their labors.
There were so many special moments that will remain with me forever. To hear the personal struggles and fights that the children had to walk through to overcome and be where they are now was just amazing. Spending time with them everyday and getting to know them and how each one had something special, a gift from God no matter how young they were. I was also amazed by how the little ones were so attentive during the meetings, taking notes and asking very important and difficult questions. Truly, no one is too little to know the Lord.
The environment was another wonderful thing the Lord created for us while being in Uganda. We would always wake up with songs and life in the atmosphere. There seemed to be such safety around brethren. I remember one instance when I had something in my heart before the Lord and I was asking for help and strength when suddenly one of the little children started singing a song and I was sure it was the word of the Lord to me. I was so blessed!!! For out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger Psalm 8:2 KJV.
Ethiopia was a different experience but really helped me see the Lord in a different light. I saw how much the people of God were scattered all over and were in so much need of God’s word, their father’s sincere milk to grow thereby. Seeing the need gave me a taste of how God feels when His people are so hungry and yet are deprived of His provision for them. The Lord said, “Behold, the Lord God will come with a strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young” Isaiah 40:10-11. I watched how the people enjoyed the word, words we who hear it all the time have gotten so used to, that we don’t always appreciate it as much. They shared their testimonies of how God spoke expressly to their hearts both women, men, children, widows and government officials alike and they were ready for change.
As I previously shared, I now see that going on missions is not so much for those you are sent to but even more for the missionary and to work in his or her heart the perfect will of God. I hope and pray that God will stir our hearts again to hunger for change and restore the joy of His word and salvation in all our hearts.
God bless you richly,
Sister Deborah Nnadi.