i'm so blessed with this brother..

i'm so blessed with this brother..

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

'Your reward for trusting Him will be the salvations of your souls'- 1 Peter 1;9

Uganda 11th of December 2010 to the 22nd of January 2011
I always knew I was blessed and everyone always says how lucky we are but you get an entirely different picture when you physically experience the real world. The world we live in, is fantasy. 80% of humanity today lives on less then %10 a day. What we have, is a dream, a fantasy world a majority of our world can only imagine.

25th December
We arrived in Kampala the capital of Uganda

26th December
12 hours bus trip across the country to Koboko. While we were sitting on the bus we stopped so Angie and Ben could get money out a disabled man can up to bus begging for money. We all sat silently trying to ignore him. I'll always wonder if I could have done anything to help him. His body was so disfigured.... I'll never forget it. He walked around the bus for about 15mins before walking away yelling something in another language. Im pretty sure it would have been something like selfish rich white people.

27th December
Prayed for the Witch Doctors in the town.

28th December
Made friends with the Africans and started digging trenches so we could lay the foundations of the AIDS Orphans and Street Children Rescue unit. Stayed up late singing Hosanna with Kyle and Nathan.

29th December
We worked

30th December
I built a wall with an Africa girl whose name was Zoe-ella. She was one of 11 children and the 3rd oldest. We worked out that she actually went to Ethiopia with my cousin Jake in 2007 on another team. I asked her if she had ever seen Nelson Mandela. She replied that she had never heard of him. How could the children of such an oppressed nation not know its biggest Liberator?
I asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up. She said a Lawyer. In the wet tar of the wall we built she wrote this:

31st December
We worked. I remember exactly what I was doing when it was midnight in Australia (NSW)...moving a massive pile of dirt.
Happy New Year :D

1st of January
Went to church. An African Man stood up in the service and openly thanked God for the new year, even though he had just found out he was HIV positive. Daniel Walters brought and awesome word. Joshua 1;9
I prayed for 2 women who asked God into their hearts. One was holding her baby crying her eyes out saying he was sick and didn't have long to live.
We did some evangelising in the afternoon and went around to the peoples little huts and farms. I prayed for a schizophrenic lady, most had HIV.

2nd January
Walked an hour to church. The church was HUGE! We sung and performed the play 'Everything' by Lifehouse and went to the Sunday school. Afterwards we went to the Koboko Health Clinic. We spilt up into groups and moved throughout the hospital praying for people and telling them about Jesus. Many were open to it. Walked past the people (some lying on beds, the others on the ground) dying. The drips that go into people arms to administer drugs were sticky taped to the dirty window sills. There was simply nothing and it was the one place that desperately needed anything. Not even mattresses on the beds, if you needed a bed you had to bring your own and rely on your family to care for you because there was no nurses to look after you. I'll never forget what I saw that day.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Soldier homecoming surprise mix

These men should never have been sent in the first place

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Today I surfed with Jamie and had so much fun.

'It is because we know this solemn fear of the Lord that we work hard to pursue others. God knows we are sincere, and i hope you know this too. Are we trying to pat ourselves on the back again? No, we are giving you reason to be proud of us, so you can answer those who brag about having a spectacular ministry rather then having a sincere heart before God. If it seems that we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for you benefit. Whatever we do, it is because Christ's love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for everyone, we also believe that we have all died toto the old life we used to live. He died for everyone so that those who recieve his new life will no longer live to please themselves. Instead, they will live to please Christ's, who died and who was rasied for them. So we have stopped evaluating others by what the world thinks about them. Once I mistakenly thought of Christ that way, as though he was mealy a human being. How differently i think about him now! What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. Thet are not the same anymore, for the other life is gone. A new Life has begun!'

My favourite verse 2corinthians 5-11
This all makes so much sense to me... we are God's ambassadors.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Favourite movies 
Blood Diamond
Slumdog Millionaire
The Constant Gardener
The Blind Side
Father of the Bride
Amazing Grace
The Island

Most amazing actor- Djimon Hounsou

So you think because your intentions are good, they'll spare you, huh? 

 My heart always told me that people are inherently good. My experience suggests otherwise. But what about you, Mr. Archer? In your long career as a journalist, would you say that people are mostly good? 

No. I'd say they're just people. 

Exactly. It is what they do that makes them good or bad. A moment of love, even in a bad man, can give meaning to a life. None of us knows whose path will lead us to God. 
Blood Diamond
Less then a month until Uganda 

Tez keeps telling me he just turned 30
having dreams of being single forever he’s getting worried
and I’m scared too because I’m in the same boat
good women are rare too, none of them have come close
me I have’nt changed much, you know how I play
better safe than sorry
instead of searching for substance at every single party
baby being part of this life
I feel like I’m bound to end up with somebody
that’s been with everybody
I need you to rescue me from my destiny
I’m trying to live right and give you whatever’s left of me
cause you know life is what we make it and a
chance is like a picture, it’d be nice if you just take it.
Or let me take it for ya
I’m just down to ride
or we can roll around the city until we finally decide
I got more than a thing for you, tattoo and ink for you
right over my heart girl I do the unthinkable
- Drake ('Unthinkable' by Alicia Keys)

I stand strong for my God, for I serve the one who enables me to do what this world deems impossible. Have a heart for change.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

There is NO Justice in war

I got this pic from Saya Raben who stands for what she believes in. There is nothing more beautiful then sharing what stirs your heart and living out what you believe.