Saturday, July 26, 2014


As a graduate of Covenant College, I was taught to think of everything in terms of creation, fall, redemption and consummation. Living in this broken world, much of our work here has to do with fighting against the effects of the fall, working for redemption. When Adam and Eve rebelled against God, all of creation was impacted. Gardening became harder with thorns. Death became a reality. An orphanage exists because in this broken world parents die and others abandon their children. We work in a ministry that is working for redemption in the midst of much brokenness.

Over this past week we have also been fighting the physical effects of the fall, namely sickness. It started last Tuesday with Zeke, our youngest. He had a fever of over 103 degrees Fahrenheit. By Saturday it seemed like he was getting better, at least his fever was gone. We went to Jinja to do some shopping and got lunch at a restaurant. While we were waiting for our food, Zeke fell sound asleep. 

Zeke hasn't had a fever for a few days, but he is still not back to himself. Around the time Zeke began improving, Esther also began feeling poorly. Her fever got equally as high, but did not last as long. She still feels very weak and sick, although her fever is gone. David has had various cold symptoms and has felt feverish at times. And tonight Elijah is up with a fever. I am writing this post at 2am after being up in the night with sick family members every night for a week. If something doesn't add up, please understand. 

As I have cared for my sick ones, I often think about how wonderful it will be that in heaven there will be no more sickness or pain. And my tongue won't hurt anymore! But for now, God has put us here. We will fight the effects of the fall as we try to fight sickness, as we battle against sin in our own hearts, and as we seek to point others to the redemption Jesus has provided. 

Please pray for our family as we fight this virus, and as we seek to be a part of the redemptive work God is doing here in Buundo village, Uganda. 

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