Dry Season, Wet Season and Team Season

The Uganda that we know has three seasons. You already know the dry and wet seasons, they are self-explanatory (I hope). The one you may not know about is team season. Team season is where we have every week, from June to August, booked with mission teams. The teams are made up of different people of different ages from different places for different amounts of time. (With that said, we have yet to have a team from Georgia, hint, hint!) They each come to do something different and something the same. The same is to serve, but the way they serve is different.

Let me list just a few of the many different ways that they served:

-They planted churches

-They participated in community outreach

-They painted

-They scraped a container

-They did office work

-They hung mosquito nets

-They gave out shoes and books

-They reorganized the entire Lulwanda library

-They led Bible studies

-They organized children’s activities

-They participated in crusades

-They gave medical care

There is one really important act of service that I have not listed yet. It took me by surprise really. I am still basking in the blessings of it. Do you know what it is?

They cared for the missionaries.

That is us. My family.

This is the first time that I have been on the receiving end of teams and receive we did! I know that they think they came to serve the people of Uganda or the children of Lulwanda, but I am here to tell you that they served our family. And they did it well. Let me list of few of those ways:

-They brought us an abundance of needed items (WILLINGLY and Graciously)

-They brought us an abundance of special treats

-They prayed for us

-They were interested in our lives here

-They ate with us

-They bought us dinner

-They invested in my children

-They included Jackson and Lilly (in EVERYTHING)

-They “babysat” for us so we could go on a date

-They encouraged and supported us

-They cried with us

-They LOVED us

Why is this so important? Missionary care is an act of service. It is necessary. As necessary as being here serving on the field. Paul teaches us through the Bible that we should all be encouraging one another in fighting this good fight.

Some of you have never stepped foot on this Ugandan soil or maybe even out of your country, but you too have helped care for our family. We have received your prayers, letters, phone calls, posts and packages. Missionary Care. It keeps us healthy.

“See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today”, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” Hebrews 3: 12-13

So, thank you for keeping our heart’s moldable. We are forever grateful.

Buckets of Hope we gave out 150 to the community.

We gave out 150 “Buckets of Hope” to the community.

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The Lulwanda football team.

The Lulwanda football team.

I am now a soccer mom.

I am now a soccer mom.

Our girls playing netball.

Our girls playing netball.

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All of Lulwanda welcomed Mike Thrasher back to Uganda. He is a miracle.

 

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Our boys dressed smart for the crusade.

Our boys dressed smart for the crusade.

Harvesting maize at the Lulwanda farm

Harvesting maize at the Lulwanda farm

 

 

 

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Team trip to Sipi Falls

Team trip to Sipi Falls

Some team members playing "Frozen" with Lilly.

Some team members playing “Frozen” with Lilly.

Medical clinic that checked out our Lulwanda kids and staff.

Medical clinic that checked out our Lulwanda kids and staff.

Lilly turned 7!

Lilly turned 7!

Me and Mama Joy, she also takes good care of us.

Me and Mama Joy, she also takes good care of us.

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9 thoughts on “Dry Season, Wet Season and Team Season

  1. So glad you were loved on in return since you give so much love every day of the year. Thanks for the photos capturing so many great events over the summer. Love you guys!

  2. Bobbi, we LOVE you and your family. God blessed us so much with the time we were able to be with you. You are exactly what Lulwanda needs for this season. We will continue to pray and uplift you and your family. Lily and Jackson are in our prayers daily. We pray that God continues to reign over Mbale town and that He pours out His blessings on your family, each day, at just the right time. Give Lily a great big hug and Jackson a “high five”! Tell John our prayers are steadfast! Hugs…… and love…..Grace and Peace…

  3. As usual, my heart rejoices in what I read and see. You do such a good job of communicating to us. Thank you! Knowing that you are loved, prayed for, thought about, and actively cared for is SUCH a blessing. Praise God for those He has called to serve you while you serve others!

  4. Encouraging, uplifting, and a reminder of why we live on this Earth- to serve God and each other. Thanks for another inspiring post! Love to all of you!

  5. we miss all of you terribly but I must say that knowing there are people like you out there, fighting for the kingdom, sacrificing, loving as the hands of Christ… brings peace to my soul! His blessings to you all. Thank you for sharing!

  6. What a blessing to see the body taking care of one another. What joy is seen in “all” these faces. Thank you for your obedient service to God!

  7. I love reading your newsletters! It was such a pleasure meeting your precious family this Summer. May God richly bless you as you continue to serve at Lulwanda Children’s Home.

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