Well not too much new has happened although we did get pictures of our house in Kotido. It was exciting to see where we are going to be living and to see our yard is big enough for a garden.
The reality of moving there is starting to sink in more and more. Every time I take a shower, flush the toilet, or turn a light on I think about how wonderful these inventions are and how much I will miss them, but they are definitely worth giving up for the sake of spreading the love and good news of Jesus to the Karamojong.
We are still waiting on some things and as my flesh began to get impatient I remembered what God had taught me a couple weeks in my lesson of waiting on Him and not getting impatient like Saul. I remembered how I felt good being in a total dependence on God. So easily my mind had forgotten and my flesh started to creep in. Then God brings me to Jeremiah 17:5-8
Thus says the Lord: "Cursed is the man
who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength,
whose heart turns away from the Lord,
He is like a shrub in the desert,
and shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness,
in an uninhabited salt land.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit."
I have meditated over this now for a couple of days and it has been amazing. I don't know about you but I want to be the tree that is planted by the water rather than the dried up shrub. God continually reminds me to trust in Him and HIM ONLY. It becomes easy to trust in other things at different times in my life rather than God. Seems to be pretty easy in America too where I have access to everything at all times, and so I tend to stop trusting God and start trusting man. But the end result in me trusting in man is disappointment. This is what I want to look like in my life now while I wait and especially when I move to the dry and arid land of Karamoja: