I am starting this new blog, just my own personal blog about my very own heart's desire for Uganda, and for the work the Lord has for Mercy Uganda. I have been going to Uganda since 2008 and have made about 8 trips so far. That first trip overwhelmed me, made me feel very inadequate. I saw poverty like I have never seen before, I saw children with more need than most of us will ever know. I honestly did not know how I could possibly do anything of any significance. I struggled with that for weeks, even months, and the Lord began to show me that it isn't so much about what I can do, or the size of the problem....it's about His call on our lives....obedience. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills....the earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the world and those who dwell in it. He is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent.....He does not need me. But WOW when He invites you to be a part of what He is doing, that is an amazing, amazing, amazing gift! When He plants that seed, that tiny little seed in your heart, He grows powerful stuff in there....all we have to do is be obedient, listen, trust, follow. When we do that then the possibilities are endless. So as I begin my prayers for Mercy Uganda, my very first prayer is this "Lord, help me to trust you and be obedient to Your call on my life. Help me to serve You and be Your hands, feet, and voice to those who have never met you, that they will come to know You.