Today - A few days back, Pastor Martin Kuku (our CRI Missionary Partner in Uganda) reached out to share a tragic story. There were two cattle herders in South Sudan and an argument started, along with flying bullets. Soon the government came in and everyone plus the cattle ended up dead. The area remains unstable and many refugees who had returned to South Sudan are now refugees again. Some have arrived at the camp we work in.
This kind of trauma is unknown to me, but not to God. Pastor Martin shared that the mourning and grieving among those who have come is tremendous. He has asked Anita and I to return to host another Trama Healing conference. We have said yes! Today, I feel extremely privileged to have trauma training in my tool belt of skills. I am already praying that the Lord use our words to help them lay all of their burdens at the feet of Jesus. (Join me in praying to this end!)
Tomorrow - We've asked Martin to ask the refugees how the team could bless them while we are there (tangible needs). Part of their response was surprising. They want school supplies. COVID kept the schools closed longer there than in the USA. The kids are ready to get back to school and need supplies to attend. They also said they would like help feeding their families. (FYI, my favorite Ugandan dish is PoPo. Look it up, It’s amazing! Yum Yum.)