Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Power of Faith

I pray this post finds you all well.

This week has been a very emotionally filled week.

We faced emotions of being away from our 2 oldest children for the first time ever, if was very rough for me, and did not feel much like Christmas.

As most of you know, Randy funds most this ministry from funds he earns going back and forth to America, I had posted before on how funds were running short, and Randy is not due to leave for America for another 2 months. This week we withdrew the last of the money out of the HCU account, and it brought forth feelings that I was not expecting. People, we have seen absolutely miracles within this ministry! Certificates and licenses gotten in record time, other missionaries and Ugandans just stunned we have gotten this far so quickly. Van almost completely funded, and money for land donated etc.  God is moving! I was in prayer with God and found myself questioning his motives, asking Lord, are you testing our faith? Lord, how are we going to pay the things we need to this week? I found myself deeply in prayer asking God many things, and praising Him for what His has accomplished, because, without God none of this would have happened.

I was trying my best to be faithful and not question, but I am flesh and the flesh is weak. I found myself trying to take control back from God, and not be as completely faithful as I want to be. We were in Kampala yesterday picking up some necessary items for the baby home. I told Randy, I think we should draw money off our credit card as we were down to our last $55. Needless to say, he agreed and we withdrew some money off our credit card.

Matthew 8:26

New American Standard Bible (NASB)
26 He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm.

That evening, I knew I had to log into the bank account to see where we were standing with money, I was dreading it. My stomach hurt, I was crying, but I logged in, and oh did the Lord make me feel 2 inches tall!!!

There had been a deposit into our account!!!! Ohh Myyy!!!

We return to my life verse,

Matthew 17:20

New American Standard Bible (NASB)
20 And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.

The money that was deposited is half of what we need til Randy starts bringing in a paycheck again!!! (not including final payment on the van)  Praise the Lord! I was and still am so humbled by his faithfulness.

Lesson learned, have faith!!!

Blessings to all,

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas in Pictures!!!

HOPE Center would like to thank Canyon West Worship Center for the donations that enabled us to buy the children some much needed toys! Thank you all and Merry Christmas to everyone!

Ester ate too much!!! The kids had a wonderful day!
Blessings to all!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas to all!!! Thank you all for being a part of this ministry, we could not have achieved what we have and such a short time without your prayers and support.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Minister of Gender

We had our appointment with the Minister of Gender this am!!!!

They said all our paperwork was in order and now we wait for them to come inspect!!! Praise the Lord!!!!

Please join us in rejoicing in His blessings!!! I am still in shock that we walked out knowing that we were not going to do the Kampala shuffle and go 10 other places. I am also in shock that we had EVERYTHING that they were wanting!!!

Calling all prayer warriors, please pray for funding for HCU, we are running short on funds. The car lot called, and though we were told we had til January to pay the 5 million shillings for the van that is due, they are saying we need to give them 2,500,000sh ($1000) right away and the balance in January. We are booking a flight for Randy back to the states the last week of February. BUT we need funds til he starts receiving a paycheck. We estimate that we would need $5000.

Please share this post with your friends and neighbors, if you cannot afford to help (We completely understand in these trying times) they may be able to!

Also, we have 3-4 more toddler beds to have built and purchased. Now we have 2 options, hire someone to build them or have Randy build them, (he is a carpenter) but he would need the tools. The good side of Randy building them would be, anything else that needs built or fixed we wouldn't have to hire out for those services.

Thank you for allowing us to come to you all with our rejoicing and our prayer requests
Blessings to all

Monday, December 12, 2011

New Tab!

Check out our new tab! Courtesy of  our volunteer Ben!

Please prayerfully consider sponsoring one of our beautiful children!


Matthew 25:40

Then the King will say, 'I'm telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.'

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Beyond Speechless!!!!

We had a phone call a few days ago, it was from this wonderful family from the UK. They were interested in hearing about our land fund. Towards the end of the conversation, they said, we are going to donate the  8000 Euros toward your land!

Oh my Goodness, seriously? How the Lord provides!!! We are so thankful here at HCU for His covering, and are praying blessings upon the people who are providing for these children that are literally unwanted and disposable items. Please join us in saying a prayer of blessings for everyone that has joined our journey in any way! Through prayer, support kindness etc.

We are LOVING these children and watch them blossom on a daily basis and its all because of the Body of Christ is moved to love just as Jesus does.

We are now going to meet every requirement that has been asked of us. Reliable vehicle, land available,

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! I have been singing this song all week! It is so very true!

Please join us in thanking the Almighty for the provisions He is providing!!!

Blessings to all!

Day Lights!!!

Randy and our Volunteer Benjamin, went to a man's house that the church has helped with a new mud house, and installed a day light.

The man was absolutely thrilled although he was slightly disappointed it wouldn't work at night.

These lights were made from a 2 liter bottle and water!  The total expense for us was less than $10! HCU would like to install these lights in homes for Christmas. Please considering donating, $10 and put Day lights in memo area. We are so very excited about this project!!!

Blessings to all!
Keep Praying! God is hearing you all!!!
The Big Praise Post is coming up next!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Shamin, MiMi, JOY!!!

We took Shamin, MiMi, JOY to the disabled clinic yesterday. They examined her and assessed her disabilitys. I fell MORE in love with this child!!!! She let them poke, prod, manipulate, stretch, and overall made her do things outside her comfort zone, and she was LOVING it! You could tell she was SO very excited to be doing something different than just sitting! Moving, and playing!!!!

Here are some pictures!

She LOVES that ball! They had a good prognosis with the proper excercises and follow up care.

We have not received 1 sponsor for MiMi Joy. Please pray about contributing towards her care, as she is going to need some special items.

We have some more wonderful and amazing news, but am saving that one fora day to come!

Blessings to all,