Saturday, October 19, 2013

Following my heart and the Lord's calling!!!

I don't think I have had the chance to let you all know here that I am following my heart and the Lord's calling back to Uganda this coming January.  My oldest 2 boys, Louis and Caleb are saying, "Here am I Lord, send me!"  right along with me and we are thrilled!
 
Last year this trip was a LIFE CHANGER for me... A GAME CHANGER...
 
Those close to me know that before my sweet hubby had a call to this wonderful church in Illinois, the talk around our home was how to get back there... Was the time now??? Did our church body have a presence there yet??  Would it be a wise thing??? Were the kids old enough to move 1/2 way around the world to a foreign country??? Yes, you hear that right...move us all... Those were the wonderings in our hearts...
 
Was the Lord calling us as a family back to Uganda???
 
Yes, this girl who had clearly told my husband years ago... I did not think at all, in pretty much any instance that the Lord would call me to do mission work overseas, said it was TOO FAR FROM FAMILY!   But that same girl had a serious heart change.  Last year, I was ready and fully willing to consider it and follow the call if we had felt the Lord leading us to that...
 
My husband is the more level headed of us probably...
We did research... we were ready to make calls to the district offices of our church body...
 
Then BOOM... we had the call to come here...
I can clearly say... I KNOW THAT THE LORD HAS US HERE!  WE KNOW HE CALLED US HERE!  We are so very blessed to be here... Who knows maybe that will be His plan for us some day... but the time certainly wasn't now:)
 
Once again... I know too that He is calling us back to Uganda to go love on orphans... feed babies... care for children body and soul... share HIS good news... feed the street boys in the slums of Kampala... Get our hands and feet dirty in the red soil of Uganda doing whatever work He calls us to... and we can't wait!
 
I know He is calling us back where He will break our hearts in new ways for the things that break His heart! 
 
We have a few in the church here that are praying over and considering joining us... It is so funny how He works... I felt a total nudging from the Holy Spirit to talk to someone specifically about the trip (totally out of no where:)  and of course true to our faithful God, he had been nudging her as well! 
 
 Louis and  Caleb's friend Emma, from Phoenix, will be coming as well as we travel and serve with International Voice of the Orphan  (IVO) again!  We know that even now as people are praying and considering if the Lord is calling them that He is going ahead of us forming the team He desires to serve together there in January... It is so exciting to watch His plan unfold...
 
We are thrilled!  We know that the Lord always provides... but yes, taking 3 of us across the seas is a financial undertaking.  We are praying over what to do here to help fund raise, maybe a church wide dinner diva night...  and Louis plans on offering photography sessions to help fund raise for his trip as well!  If you live in the Chicago or Milwaukee areas and would like kids, couples, or family  photos done email me at hintzmom27@yahoo.com to get something scheduled:)  He does a great job!
 
I couldn't help myself... a few pictures from our last trip...
 
 
 
This little man, Felix, literally stole my heart... My heart leaps with joy at the thought of seeing him again...
 
 
Our wonderful leader Dwight ministering to a sweet little one in the slums...
 
 
The team with the village kids at Praise's house... oh, I miss them...
 
 
Hanging with some former street boys at "The Street Child Project in Kampala"  The stories of these boys are gut wrenching, yet it is so beautiful to see and hear of how the Lord has worked in their lives!
 
 
All my boys...
 
 
The feeding program to the street boys in the slums... What a blessing it was to spend that day with them...
 
We would love to have your prayers as we boldly step forward to answer God's call to serve and love the orphans in Uganda...  THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
 


1 comment:

Tesha Papik said...

Praying for God to bring supernatural provision for your trip! So excited for you and your awesome boys:)