Sunday, May 24, 2009

tokayyyy (bali)

Tokay=my biggest fear in Bali.  Causes lots of laughter/jokes amongst our team.  Lives somewhere in our room.  Holy Crap.  Check it out:  

The past few days we have gone into several schools, youth programs, and churches.  Performing dramas, giving testimonies, and preaching are now in full swing.  I gave a testimony at a youth program the other night...I think it went well.  Our time here has been good and busy but I can't help but feel like there is more.  When I walk out of the gates of our base and walk the short distance to the internet cafe, I am reminded that I may be the only opportunity these people get to hear the gospel.  My heart longs for people to know this great God of mine.  To know the freedom we have in Him.  To know how loved they are.  To know who created them.  I am desperate to be used by Him and walk completely in His Spirit.  It has been hard though.  No matter how much sleep I get I am so tired.  The heat literally drains every once of energy out of me.  But, I do not want to miss any opportunities.  We are here for such a short time so I must press into Him harder.  I cannot have one foot in the present and one foot in the future.  They must both be here, running to Him with everything in me.  It is so hard not to think about what my life will look like come August.  Or how great it will be to be reunited with friends and my amazing community.  I am praying that my mind will be completely clear and completely focused on Bali.  I am on a journey.  I am learning what it looks like to love, look, and live like Jesus.  I am constantly thinking/asking Him what I should do.  Constantly trying to hear His voice.  

The team has been really good. Lots of laughing.  Not much frustration (which will come when you are constantly with 8 people for 3 months).  This is community.  We are all so different but are in Bali for one purpose.  We desire to see His glory and His fame spread throughout the world.  

The food is amazing.  I look forward to every meal, which is very different compared to Africa.

Africa has been on my mind a lot lately.  I love being here.  Like seriously love it.  BUT, I miss Uganda.  I miss the African culture, the children, the praise, and the simple hope and joy on that continent.    

The team is going through the book of Acts together.  Great book.  Read it.  Chapter 4=amazing.  Courage.  Boldness.  Awesomeness.  ("For we CANNOT help speaking about what we have seen and heard" 4:20).

Tomorrow we have the day off.  We're heading to the beach.  Cannot tell you how excited I am about this.  Kites are everywhere here.  Can't wait to fly one tomorrow.  

Just put up a link for pictures.
Ok, that's all for now.  
I'm sweating...


  1. "ok. i'm sweating."
    so good to hear what you're up to. the beach? i'm jealous.
    love reading through your thought-process.
    keep loving people.
    miss you!

  2. this post made me laugh so hard bc i could literally hear your voice saying all of this. cant wait to hear you say tokaayyyy when you get back. in my mind right now it kind of sounds like your nell voice. loving you more and more!