Gosh y'all. I have had so many eloquent words rolling around in my head trying to get out about what is going on in our life, but I'm going to be very honest, those words have been swallowed up by fear, discouragement and misunderstanding. So I have stayed away. If the well meaning voices around me are telling me not to to do the thing God is sending me to do then I'll just listen to His words. I'll read about how Joshua and Caleb went to the scary places and were unafraid. I'll read about how Hezikiah laid it out before God when the enemy was at the gate and speaking to the very fears of His people. I'll read about disciples that weren't smart enough, weren't good enough, and didn't know enough about the world.
We are going to Uganda. All of us. Tomorrow. No court date. Just visiting.
A few weeks ago in Sunday school the teacher asked the students if they had any brothers and sister and Lily told her she had brothers and sisters, but the teacher reminded her she only had sisters. Lily argued. You see for over a year now she has been talking about her brothers. Looking at pictures of them and hearing updates. There are real to her. They are real live people.
Next week brothers and sisters will play together, I will get to look in their faces and Russ can start to imagine the reality of life with boys.
We are going. We would love your prayers.