Greetings from Uganda! Thank you for praying for us, as we can definitely feel the Lord’s presence with us!
Yesterday was filled with a wide spectrum of emotions. The morning was spent at Calvary Chapel VBS, playing games, making crafts and sharing Bible stories. Many children gave their lives to Jesus with a Spirit filled message from the youth pastor! There were hundreds of children, ages 2 to 12. Can you imagine sending your 2 year old and 4 year old from your hut to VBS without you going? Amazing the community closness here! They were also very well behaved and took care of one another!
The afternoon was spent at a hospital visiting and praying with patients. The conditions were hard to comprehend, knowing the quality of care that we have at home. There was a very little water, no clean sheets and electricity was from a small generator. The patients bring their own sheets and food to the hospital! Please pray for them!
There was a young mother and her premature baby who we spent time with praying and teaching. The baby was 3 days old and had been dropping weight! The mother had only fed him 4 times in 24 hours because “he’s too sleepy”. Our medical team shared some breast feeding techniques, encouragement and helped her get the baby feeding! Again pray!
In the pediatric ward there was only one patient who did NOT have malaria.
Please pray for improve conditions and supplies!
We’re looking forward to sharing more stories with you from that very touching experience.
Tuesday we went to a refugee camp and heard stories of war, hunger and despair. When we arrived we were treated with songs, dances and an amazing time of worship. After worship we divided into teams and prayed with many refugee families, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. The last home we visited they told us stories of their family members being killed, fleeing their homeland, the lack of water and food at the refugee camp and the hope of returning home. Keep them in your prayers!
As we left the camp it started raining and we came oh so close to sliding off the road. We were stuck in the mud up to the belly of the bus. A very skillful driver and many Ugandan villagers helped push us to freedom! Thank you, Lord and Savior! We were all clapping with joy to be set free. The Lord has certainly covered our team!
We are all safe here with perfect weather and very, very good food!
Words cannot describe what we have experienced here in Uganda, nor the grattitude of the people!
Please start praying about coming on a trip and see it for yourself!
God bless you,
Dan & Laura Benson
“The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.”
Psalms 9:9-10 NKJV
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