For three and a half months I have been gripped by overwhelming emotions, due to the humbling love that has been poured out on us. We have been continually prayed for, loved, hugged and blessed by all of you.
For three and a half months, we have cried, been confused and been brought to our knees over and over.
Today we have JOY.
Tonight we are again at a loss for words.
We were in Lubbock all afternoon, and when we got home, we realized Holden Uganda already received several donations! We were completely OVERJOYED that people have jumped in to CHANGE LIVES!!
One of the donations was large enough for us to start a well this month. THIS month! That is beyond our wildest imaginations. I have goosebumps and tears streaming down my face.
We thought we would meet our goal by January 28th. God knew we would meet our monthly goal this month. He is bigger than our goals. He met our goal by December 15th. His plans are always so much mightier than ours', huh?
Tonight I see a glimpse of Holden's purpose. I miss him more than ever, but I know his life is meaningful.
Our God is amazing. We stand in awe of his might, power, love, compassion and majesty. He loves those Ugandans so very, very much. They are BEAUTIFUL in His sight.
I can't stop crying. I am crying because I miss the son I did not get to rock to sleep tonight. But I am crying because I am blessed to know that people believe in spreading the love of Christ so unselfishly, because of God using our son's life in this way.
I am meeting with Ramon and Kara tomorrow, and we will get this well STARTED!
Well #1 will be in honor of the beautiful daughter of Erin & Blair Cushman, Gwendolyn Hope. Gwendolyn means "blessed". I would definitely say that her life is a blessed hope! Gwenny's well will save 1000 people this year, from a water-related death. Gwendolyn's 2nd month birthday is on the 18th. I know a well does not take away the hurt, or bring precious Gwenny back; it will provide hope for 2000 people though.
I can't say that anything I will ever do in all my life will save even 1 or 2 people.
'Thank you' is terribly inadequate, but THANK YOU. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your donations. Thank you for encouraging us and supporting us. Thank you for spreading the word. You have loved your "neighbors" as yourself:
Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. Mark 12:31
We love you!
Who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. Psalms 103:4