In preparing for this trip, we have been so blessed through the support of friends, family, and even complete strangers. Financial support continues to trickle in bringing us closer and closer to our goal. And God has used these people to remind us He will always provide for us.
A college classmate of mine sent us over 150 bracelets to hand out while we're in Uganda. This is such a blessing to us (because we haven't had time to make any ourselves) and it will be such a blessing to the people who are so thankful to receive a small gift. We love to hand these out on home visits, and there is nothing better than seeing the smiles on the faces of children and adults alike as we place the bracelet around their wrist.
I went to a local ministry here in town where you can get used clothing and other items for a very cheap price. I went down to look for some clothes to take for the kids and left with a garbage bag full. When one of the workers realized who I was and what I was doing, she started throwing more clothes in that she hadn't put out yet. And when I went to hand her the money for them she said, "You keep it. That's what we're here for."
So many people are making their mark on this trip. We may be the ones that God has called to go but we are not the only ones making an impact. And for that we are truly grateful.
And oh so blessed.