When we say 'yes' to visitors, we never know what we're going to get. It's like a birthday present yet to be unwrapped. I said 'yes' to our summer interns almost a year ago when the emailed reached my inbox about having college students come. How can I possibly say 'no' when I was once a college student living overseas in someone else's house? I knew I needed to pass on the blessing.
Don't get me wrong...I've said 'no' to possible interns before. But these girls who were coming had been vetted by Wycliffe and had good references. I was not disappointed. Not only were they pleasant and helpful visitors, but they challenged me and promoted growth in my own life....never a bad thing. After hosting visitors like them, I can only turn to God in thanks for the season of life that we shared together.
Emily & Mary arrived in Uganda at the end of May and stayed with us through the end of July. They both come from Liberty University where Emily is a nursing student and Mary is a health education student. They both have hearts softened towards the peoples of East Africa. They both are the type of women who could very well end up in ministry overseas, pursuing the fulfillment of the gospel of Christ through love and service to others.
Just a few photos of their involvement with us and the Ik this summer: