Promontory Community Church, Uganda: Team Testimonials
July 2, 2010
"Meeting Piet and Pita was an amazing experience."
"I am amazed how little they own but at the same time how much they truly have."
"This trip has opened my eyes to the situation of the people of Uganda and now I am going to change the way I do things."
"A new lesson that I have learned is to use what God has given me and not let myself get angry at how little it may be."
[One highlight was] "to visit an 80 year old grandmother living in a 10x20shack, blind in one eye, one [damaged] foot, dressed in an old worn out dress looking after five grandchildren, and yet she is happy and even walked [with] us on our way home until we told her to go back."
[This trip] "brought mission work to life, instead of hearing about it and seeing pictures, this was the real thing!"
[I have learned] "not to complain but to be thankful"
[I have learned] "it is not ‘stuff' that makes us happy but happiness is in being content with what we have."
"I have been amazed at the friendliness of the locals and how happy they are given their situations. I am amazed at the beauty of Africa and also of how many people are living here."
"I have been comparing the way our two cultures live. These people are so content with so little and adjust to their situations without complaint. I feel humbled by this, as so often when things get harder for us, we are so quick to gripe."
"I have new appreciation for what God has given me in my life. I want to be the best mother, wife, sister, friend, daughter, and child of God that I can be."
"I will try to be more patient in my daily dealings."
"I am going to try to not let the little upsets in my life control the way I behave."
[This trip has impacted me to] "open my mind to needy people and my heart to Jesus."
"I feel a little guilty for having so much, but also [I am] thanking God for everything he has given me."
[A lesson I have learned is] "to be thankful and praise God all the time for [my] life and let him guide me wherever he chooses."
[My highlight was] "meeting the teachers and working with them to encourage art in the classrooms and working with the children."
"This trip made me realize the love of God is for all people regardless of economic status. ‘Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.' 1 Timothy 6:6"
"This trip gave me more humility and patience"
[In the next six months I would like to try to] "accept those areas in my life that God is teaching me through my weaknesses."