I mentioned in the last blog that we had visitors recently. Our church in Tallahassee has come up with these cool partnerships, which they call 'Barnabas partners'. For every missionary on the field, there is a Barnabas partner in the church who supports and encourages them. Our Barnabas partners (and long-time friends) are Doug & Lisa Jernigan. We first met them a month after we got married in 2005 when we both went on a medical mission trip to Peru. The friendship stuck and has kept growing since then.
This was their second trip to Uganda to encourage us and walk alongside us in any way they could. And encourage us they did! The time together was so meaningful, and we walked away with a better grasp of what each others' lives are like. It was true fellowship, not to be taken for granted.
|Our girls made friends quickly.|
|Hornbills near the Nile.|