Monday, July 8, 2013

On Eagle's Wings

Stephen Bwogi and I just completed three days of Farming God’s Way training at Eagle's Wings in Lukaya Uganda.  Eagle's Wings Children's Village is a ministry that takes in orphan children from the area, organizes them into loving family groups, and provides them with education and health care.

Bill and Ann Pekham from Canada have had the vision for EWCV and have spent their retirement years selflessly serving Ugandans in the districts of Kalungu and Masaka.  A few years ago I began to do some FGW training with their staff.  After recent staff changes, they asked us for more training, so we just completed another three day workshop.

About 30 people came out, many of them from the surrounding community.  As the workshop progressed, many in attendance began to see the potential of increased yields for their gardens, but the most exciting aspect was the testimonies by several who were encouraged from the Word of God to trust in God and to look to our Lord Jesus Christ as their sufficiency.
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Towards the end of the workshop, participants began to express the desire to continue meeting in weeks and months to come, and to keep many of the new concepts alive.  At the workshop I also met a couple of young pastors who serve on a committee of 26 pastors from the area.  They expressed a desire to organize a workshop for their congregations.  “Many of our people have much land but are so poor…most do not know how to properly utilize their land”, shared one of the pastors.  As a result many in their congregations are sick and destitute.

There is a song that Moses wrote (recorded in Deut 32), that is quite amazing and encouraging, ‘In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste.  He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye, like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them, and carries them on its pinions.  The Lord led him…made him ride on the heights of the land and fed him with the fruit of the fields, v10-12.

I’m so thankful for the ministry of Eagles Wings, and their vision to help the orphan and those living in a barren land.  God bless you as you continue to minister in that community.

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