I recently received an email from a Christian Brother in Uganda who, a year ago, lost his 17 year old son. As devastating as this is, I want you to read the letter he sent out to his ministry partners. This exemplifies that the Apostle Paul wrote in 1Thessalonians 5:16-20 when he said, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances.”
How often, when things don’t go the way we think they should, do we not only want to feel angry, but feel sorry for ourselves? We want to blame somebody. After all, there MUST be someone to blame, and God is as good as anyone else, right? He could have stopped it! Except that this isn’t Scriptural. Entire messages could be, and have been, delivered on this, books written, and years of therapy spent with people who are still seeking the person or persons responsible.
In truth, we are a fallen people, and it is only because of God’s love, grace, and mercy, that we do not get what we really do deserve.
Serving Him through Serving Others,
Dear Praying friends and Partners in Mission,
Exactly one year yesterday, our 17 year old Son Edgar went to be with the Lord. It has not been an easy journey for us, but God’s strength and Grace has carried us through many difficult times. THANK YOU FATHER! We thank you for your prayers
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain”. John 12:24
We thank God for giving us many more children in the Impact Orphanage with whom we can continue to help fulfil their God – given dreams.
Edgar is rejoicing in heaven. Even in death, God is glorified and His kingdom is spread.
We thank God for bringing you into our lives, family and Ministry.
The Lord bless you.
Patrick & Christine Okabe
Impact Ministries Uganda