Letter 2 – The Final Countdown

 

Monday 31 December 2018

 

 

Dear Reader,

I am always a bit apprehensive going into a new year, thinking ahead to what it will hold. As I look forward to 2019, with just 2 weeks until I jet off to Uganda, it’s safe to say I’m pretty nervous.

But I’m helpfully reminded that God is Sovereign over all. He goes before us, and works for His good purposes.

This was a big takeaway point from my commissioning service last month. It was a lovely day, where I was able to share with family, friends and my church, a bit about the work I’ll be doing whilst I’m away. I’m hugely thankful to all those who came along and so thankful for all the money God has provided through the generosity of so many people. I am so overwhelmed by the kindness and support I have received, which has meant I have reached the full sum of money I need for my trip!

As well as funds, my visa has been sorted, flights booked, malaria tablets finally bought and my body is full to the brim with all the vaccinations. A bag almost twice the size of me has been packed too -things are slowly but surely coming together. I’ve had a final meeting with my Crosslinks co-ordinator and it has been great chatting to my host family on Skype, finding out more about what life will be like in Kampala. Saying goodbye to friends for the final time before I leave has made everything feel a bit more real and I know that the next couple of weeks will fly by! Please continue to pray with me – for final preparations, safety, that I would trust God’s sovereignty and that God would use me well as I serve in Uganda.

Love from Laura x x x

Food after my commissioning service. This is an incredible cake a uni friend thoughtfully made for me. On the inside are the colours of the Ugandan flag!

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