For Such A Time As This

If you have been in church for a while or you’ve watched veggie tales you may remember the story of Esther. She was a Jewish woman living in Persia, who was brought to the palace among many others to see if she would become the new queen. She found favor with the King and she did become the queen. After this happened one of the Kings advisors (not knowing she was a Jew) frustrated with one of her relatives manipulated the King into signing a decree to kill all of the Jews. Her relative distraught when he found out came to her and asked her to change the kings mind. Esther was unsure she had any power to do anything. Her relative Mordecai said something profound to her; “who knows if perhaps you were made queen for such a time as this?”

This line has been one that has been circulating in my mind for the last two weeks of me being in Uganda. You see this country is in the middle of another Covid lockdown, in fact I wasn’t sure I would even get into the country. But by Gods grace I made it without any problems. I came to serve at Life Church Uganda for a few months.

During this time the church is closed

and heavily relying on media for video recordings and engagement with the church. I have felt so welcomed to come in and support the media team, social media team, admin team and kids team with their tasks and projects. I have also been able to do a few teachings to staff and to youth as well. The hospitality by Life Church Uganda has been amazing and they have welcomed me to come in and been so open to my ideas, I am so honored. Even though it doesn’t make sense on paper why I would come in this season when things are shut down, God knew and called me here for such a time as this. My time has been well spent and I see now why now was the right time for me to be here.

Thank you so much for your continued prayer for grace and strength and protection during this time in Uganda. I have 8 weeks remaining here and I can’t wait to see all God will do in this time.