May 27th, 2019
HOW LOVE'S REACH INTERNATIONAL WAS BORN
This organization immerged after three years of various work in Uganda and some very long trips and extensive travel in country.
It was not me that chose this work but God. The work and direction for this organization came to life on its own over time and while in Uganda.
Many times when I was in Uganda kids would come and beg for school tuition, especially the senior level children. Tuition and fees double in the upper grade levels. Many parents cannot pay for what we (in the USA) call Junior High/Middle School to High School education. Let's not even talk about the vast number of orphans and street kids that need education and help.
Before I knew it, I was personally paying for several kids to attend school, but this did not touch the deep need for school assistance in Uganda.
I documented our story about how we opened the home for two street kids on the website page Our Home (https://www.lovesreachinternational.org/our-home.html). Please see it, I think it will bless you as it reveals God our Father's heart to give each of us His very best.
Working in the ghetto and slum area is a story I documented on my personal Facebook page dated February 16, 2019.
I will paste it below. There is much more to this story than what I could write on Facebook, but may this bless you.
Facebook Post: WE FOUND GOD'S LOVE AND PRESENCE in a very unexpected place in Uganda. God took us into the habitation of the very poor. We walked through the mud and through the winding paths of small homes and businesses in the ghetto. People and children looked at us curiously, smiled big and greeted us. It was obvious they do not get many outside visitors, but they were happy to see us.
We traveled to a church were we had an outreach of food and a worship service for the people. Many came and were blessed.
As we were there on Saturday, we felt to return for Sunday service the next day. Again the love of God was there among the people and we were inspired to return two more days.
Every day the love and presence of God filled the atmosphere to bless and let us know his heart for the people. THIS IS IT; the place where God wants to pour out a wonderful blessing upon the people.
Love compelled us to return and be among these hidden gems. God was drawing us there, waiting for us to come, so he could show us his will and desire to love and bless these people through Jesus Christ in us.
Please be in prayer as working among these dear ones is going to be a big part of our new and upcoming organization Love's Reach International along with Love's Reach NGO in Uganda.
Isaiah 58:10 ESV
If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.
One final piece to why I am working in Uganda, Africa: It was not on my bucket list. It was God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ who sent me and made a way for me to do His will in Africa.
Three and a half years ago our oldest daughter died after 16 years of illness. Nothing was on my mind or in my heart to do. I was simply at the beginning of my recovery from my daughter's death and years of being her care giver.
Two months following her death, I laid down to take a nap. I just closed my eyes, but I was not asleep: The Lord spoke audibly to me and said, "I am sending you to Africa."
My eyes flew open, but no one was physically there. I did not respond to the Lord, because this was not something I ever thought about, nor was I qualified to do it and much more.
I rolled over to go to sleep, putting off any answer.
As I began to get comfortable, I felt something open over my head, as if the very atmosphere parted. Then I heard Father's deep rumbling voice. He called my full name, so I fully understood He was talking to me. Then he said: "Know my love. I sent my Son so you could have life."
That was when I knew I was going to Africa and God would make a way.
God did make a way and I am now working in Uganda, Africa, by the grace of God through Jesus Christ.
I do preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and teach the Word of God in Uganda or wherever God gives opportunity. By grace, Salvation and Eternal Life in Christ are the most important thing I can minister to anyone. This does not cost me anything to do.
The organization is established to financially help the kids, the extremely poor and their communities for a better quality of life, dignity, and self-sufficient future free from dependence on charity.
Thank you for taking the time to read this story.
God Bless you.
President, Love's Reach International
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