More than simply a trip from "here" to "there"...

Kiwoko_gates_into_hosp Posted by Ekisa 2010 on Mon, 14 Jun 2010 | 0 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

Hi my name is Sam.

It is now about 2 months to departure day!

Like some of the other members I too can testify to an adventure so far through EKISA. From desire or burden to go, through application and interview to mental preparation to now go, this META has been an adventure and joy this far.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

Over the past couple of months, as well as team building, we as a team have been drawing together the basis of our programme to be shared through scripture, song, games, sketches etc and most recently we have been getting age stage specific. It has been exciting, I have been learning loads and we have been exploring this all together always as a team which is great.

Personally, I am looking forward to Uganda, but with a pinch of anxiety. I am really excited about all we are going to do and see and learn and experience and grow. The anxiety (being the practical man I am!) is firstly, we still are basically 15 members of a team which have met just 3 months ago last March, 13 females and just 2 males! (One rumour is the girls have already said they are going to commandeer the male toilets due to inefficient use of same toilets!. How un-female and just scary a thought is that?). Secondly being in Africa once before, there is also the African way factor which we muzungos will never be totally familiar with I think. And thirdly there is God! You never know what He is about to do although His plans ARE always good. God is sending us to Uganda this year to do what He wants us to do this year in Uganda so anxiety actually is just a pinch!

Finally, some of Julie Currie’s words in the last magazine were “… META is a much longer and deeper journey than simply a trip from ‘here’ to ‘there’”. For this reason I am most excited and looking forward to Uganda. Meeting the mission, people and church will be really good especially since they are our partners, even now paralleling us in preparation for EKISA 2010. I do pray that we as a team and individuals will continue to grow, trust and learn together through God’s help while in Uganda. I am looking forward to our time together in Uganda.

Since we are embarking on this adventure in just 2 months time, please take the opportunity to keep up to date with us on our team activities and work in Uganda on the CMSI website and please please remember to continue to pray for us remembering the wrestling still to be done!

Sam

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