Friday, July 17, 2015
Friends All Over The World
I have been so excited and floored by the beauty of the body of Christ and how wonderful it is when people come together and work together for one purpose.
We have recently had a very special friend visiting from Uganda, and his name is Mulondo Patrick.
Patrick is a Jesus follower first and foremost, and God has given him an amazing talent and opportunity to become an artist.
His art motto is "giving life to scrap".
He uses his art as an expression of what he knows to be true with his life in Christ.
His life has gone from living on the street in a very hopeless situation to traveling the world and connecting with brothers and sisters in Christ and sharing the love and beauty of Jesus.
He shares how all our lives are dirty and broken and Jesus comes in and makes something new and beautiful.
Patrick has so many connections to people all over the USA from different parts and different ministries. He has traveled his head off and seen so many people and so many new places.
It's fun to watch people from so many different walks of life work together to schedule time and activities with this amazing guy.
He works very hard in Uganda with his art and also serving in several different ministries there, so it is nice to see him relax and a enjoy a bit.
Many of the people that have connections with Patrick here in the USA did not even know each other prior to him coming, but we have communicated and worked together to get this young man where he needs to be and everyone has been excited to show and share their life here, with him.
Many of us have visited Uganda at different times and seen his life and culture there, but this time it has been our turn and our pleasure to host him and show him around.
We hosted a "Uganda" night at our house while Patrick was here.
We enjoyed friends and Ugandan food and music.
The best part of the evening was that Patrick gave his testimony, starting from when he was a young boy until now. It was such a wonderful blessing to hear him tell of all the things God has done in his life. He knows he is blessed by God and he gives God all the glory and the praise. He spoke to many of the kids that have been adopted from Redeemer House and it was so encouraging to everyone.
We had our fun!
And now he is off to the next adventure.
We pray for God to bless Patrick!
He has sure been a blessing to us.