My wife and I met Joy at church not too long ago. She has been led into full time missions and will soon be moving to Uganda! It is insane to think about leaving behind all you know and love about the US, your family, your friends, your home – to serve the Lord in a distant third world country. The reward and joy of being called by the Lord to serve in such a big way must be a humongous honor, but must also be very frightening. After talking so much to Joy I know that her heart for the Ugandans (I guess that is what you would call them?) is much larger than her anxieties of leaving behind all she knows.
In Mark 16:15 Jesus tells us “…..Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” and Joy has really put the rubber to the road. Her mission is about more than just sharing the love of Jesus though. She will be helping to get orphans fed and “learned” through schooling ;-). They are also working on a long term plan for a very large orphan centered “community” that will provide a place for orphans and widows to live, learn, and work to be self sustaining through growing their own crops and raising their own livestock. It really is an amazing thing they are doing and I feel blessed to know Joy and be a part of what she is doing.
Our church is planning a short term mission trip in July to the area Joy will be living and I am exited about the chance to go see her in action and help out! My wife and I have committed to support Joy in her mission through communication support, fund raising, prayer support, the maintenance of her blog, and anything else she may need help with. If you have a heart for missions or helping the (MUCH) less fortunate in this region of the world please contact me for opportunities to assist in this much needed mission.
Did I mention she is MOVING THERE?? Good Grief, God bless her.
More to come. Stay tuned here and at JoyBreedlove.com