Sunday, January 22, 2012

Remnant Uganda: First Week

This past week I officially started my job at Remnant Uganda! And I can't even begin to tell much I LOVE it already! I am SO blessed and humbled to be working with some of the most amazing women I have ever met! Each morning around 9am, I find myself standing on the front porch, with pure excitement and anticipation...because I know that our ladies will soon be arriving! They already bring so much joy to my life!

I had so many highs from this past week, but one moment in particular, really impacted me. Seeing as it is the new year, all of our ladies needed to renew their contracts. Now unlike many places, work contracts in Uganda are not taken lately and it isn't just seen as a piece of paper. Rather, for many people here, signing this piece of paper is a huge defining moment because it is seen as something that tangibly represents one's employment. However, this time was even more special for our ladies because they were able to receive their own translated copy of their contract in KiSwahili. Which meant, that for the first time they were able to take it and read it by themselves!!! No words can describe the joy that filled that hut! As soon as we passed out the contracts all of the ladies quickly began to individually read it out loud, with huge smiles on their faces, and Mama Joy just kept repeatedly thanking Jesus!

These ladies are absolutely incredible and I still can't believe that I get to work each day alongside of them! Thank you Jesus for choosing this life for me!

*Huge thanks to Mary Sick and her Swahili Professor for helping make that possible!


  1. so glad to hear you're doing well and things are going wonderfully, bammer!! love you!!!!

  2. Thanks Mel and Simmy!!!! Love you both SO much and missing you like crazy!! We need to skype soon!