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Follow our family's journey as we give up the "American Dream" to live and love in Uganda.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

it's so hard to say good bye

Hey everyone,

We trust you all are doing well. Thank you so much for all the prayers and kind words and financial donations that have supported the ministry we have been doing in Uganda. Our lives will never be the same because of what we experience on a daily basis here.

For the next two months, we plan on continuing what we have been involved in... feeding the poor, helping the children, and supporting other believers in Kampala. We have really been searching the Lord’s will for our lives, through prayer and fasting and asking some people much wiser than ourselves for some advice.

What we have come up with is the following: We are flying home in January to relocate to Las Vegas. We are actively looking for areas of town to minister to. Jeremy is going to work tax season to get us back on our feet, and then begin a faith community in the neighborhood we will live in. Beth will be planning a mission trip back to Uganda that will occur in August. We will continue our ministry we have begun in Kampala. We are in the process of putting into place an organization that will continue to feed the street kids we have been interacting with and continue helping them get an education. Our website now has a section for child sponsorship so a family can pseudo adopt a child who needs help.

We have really struggled with this decision, but feel it is what is best for our family. We do not view our stay here as a waste of time, effort, or money. We have lived through things and learned things that we never would have were it not for us heeding Jesus’ call to come. Uganda will always be with us, and we will have an ongoing relationship with the people here. We covet your prayers through this transition. We so appreciate your friendship and support. We love you all.

The Howard’s

1 comment:

  1. Hi Beth and Jeremy,
    I was wondering how things were working out for you...I know how hard you've worked to find your place in what God has called you to. Thanks for being obedient, and looking for the lessons in it all. I'm sure God will continue to lead you one step at a time. It was great meeting you, and I look forward to following your Godventures in Vegas (that's where John and I got engaged on the eve of the Millenium new year!)
    Take care, and keep in touch!
    Vikki Wright



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