Saturday, April 5, 2014

Home Again



I know this will come as a surprise to all of you, but I actually just arrived back in Colorado Springs with my family! I know this is unexpected and I would love to be able to articulate all of the reasons for this, but for the sake of the other people involved I just can’t say everything right now. But here’s what I can fill you in on:

In the past couple of months, there have been several very traumatic situations that I have gone through. The betrayal of several people close to me has been incredibly painful, and while I have chosen to forgive each one of them, the wounds have gone deep. I know that the only one who can heal me from the pain of those betrayals is Jesus.

So for now, I’m back in Colorado seeking healing and rest from Jesus so that I can go back to Uganda filled up and ready to pour out all of the grace I’m receiving from His hands back into the precious people of Kamonkoli. I know and believe that when I do get back to Kamonkoli, I’ll be that much more ready and able to minister well from a place of Jesus’s strength.

In the meantime, HUM has been greatly supportive of me and is working to make sure I get the care and healing I need to enable me to come back to Uganda as soon as possible. I’m also so grateful for my family and friends who have showered their love and care on me in more ways that I could have even expected!

I would so appreciate your continued prayers, and I look forward to sharing with you all the incredible victories the Lord will bring in the next few months!

5 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear this Melanie...will be praying for healing and restoration. I know it can be rough sometimes in ministry! Love you girl!

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah! I know the Lord will hear and answer your prayers! Love you!

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  2. I am so sorry to hear that you have been betrayed and wounded Melanie and that your heart is broken. I lift you up to the One who is close to the broken hearted and who saves those crushed in spirit and ask Him for your total healing and strength.

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    1. Thank you Cathy! Your encouragement means so much to me!

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  3. Being a missionary is not for the faint hearted. Your will repair! You will go back in the name of Jesus with hope in your heart. In the meantime rest in his goodness and grace.. Love you sweet blessed granddaughter of my Nilla.

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