A New Journey

Hi friends!

It’s been awhile! Life has been very full these last two years since I was last in Uganda. Most of my time has been spend loving on women who are coming out of difficult situations and wanting to be discipled in the way of Jesus. It has been a joy to walk with them and see how they have grown and how God has brought healing. Of course we also had many sad stories of those who weren’t ready to surrender to Jesus and went back to their life of drugs, but through it all God taught me such patience and grace. Now I have finished my time living in the home, but continue to work with them in an administrative capacity.

Which brings me to the purpose of my writing. Courtney and I are once again on a journey in Uganda to minister to and with the people of Soroti. When Courtney was here in September, Dr J and Elizabeth asked if we could both come back to help train and open the new NICU building. They will be going from a tiny one room NICU to a building of its own. Our goal in coming is primarily to teach and train the nurses in neonatal care. Last time I was here in 2016 I wrote a protocol of them, so I will be going over that and adding some things as they will have some new equipment and most exciting medical air and oxygen available from the wall! Our hope is to not only teach on medical care, but also about the reason we love and care for people, Jesus. We pray that we can also be a blessing and encouragement to our Ugandan family and missionaries. Our time will be short as we are only here for three weeks. We would appreciate your prayers for the ability to communicate in Ugandan English well, that those we teach will understand easily and that the nurse who will be in charge of the department will learn enough to teach those who will join after we leave. We are humbled and thankful for the opportunity to love and serve these people! Thank you for your prayers and support of this work. We will post small updates via instagram and Facebook and probably weekly here. Our phones work fairly well for texting and data so feel free to reach out with questions or reminding us to update! 😂

Heather

PS for those who are new to our Ugandan journey, feel free to look back at old posts from our time here in 2016 and Courtney’s most recent trip in September