12.20.2016

The Harvest Is Great But The Workers Are Few {Bracelets for Uganda}



At church, the children's Sunday School class was told that a guest Pastor from Uganda would be arriving to speak the following Sunday.
He is a special man that runs an orphanage for over 500 children.

The class agreed that they wanted all of his Champions for Christ to receive a friendship bracelet.
When the announcement was made, I promise you, I could feel the hive beginning to swell.

500 bracelets in 6 days time.  The goal seemed too way big... unobtainable... impossible.

"The harvest is great but the workers are few."  Matthew 9:37


Our family spent a lot of time making bracelets and a little time doing school.
By the end of the week, the children had made 103 bracelets, each with a cross pendent attached. 


 My Mother-in-law calls Kensley 'her little Esther'.
From the time she was very young, Lisa has spoken life over her.
She constantly tells Kensley that she will be a world changer.

Kensley's faith is large.  Her boldness for Jesus is even greater.
I wasn't sure how she was going to reach nations all over the world.
But I believed it because I too knew it to be true.

During the worship part of service Kensley was just doing her thing.
Nothing super profound.  Nothing super special.  Nothing super flashy.

I noticed that the guest Pastor from Uganda was videoing her innocent worship.
Then it hit me.  He would share his video with over 500+ Champions for Christ.
Our blond hair, blue eyed girl will make her way (virtually) all the way to Uganda for His glory!


 

At the end of the service, Pastor Joel Bukenya was given all of the bracelets.
Remember: the goal was 500.
I already prepared our kid's hearts that we could continue to make more and mail them to Uganda.
I just couldn't phanthom it would be possible in such a short period of time with only a handful of children helping.


God showed up and they met their goal of 500.
Not only did they reach their goal, they surpassed it.
Over 1,000 bracelets were given for this worthy cause!


"All of you together are Christ's body, and each of you is a part of it".
 1 Corinthians 12:27

The children were delighted to learn that other people from the church also contributed.
It takes a village... or in this case... a loving church family!

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