Our ministry friend and advisor, Bonnie Rudd is going to Uganda! Please read her letter and prayerfully consider sowing into this trip! Love, Judy
Dear Family and Friends,
On July 10, I will be taking my 7th mission trip with Joyce Meyer Ministries, Hand of Hope, and this time we are going to Uganda! I know I am late getting around to asking for prayer and asking for financial support, but I guess it’s better late than never. I can tell you right now, I truly need prayer with all I have been through the last few months. With my sweet grandbaby so sick, my dear father-in-law passing, and then my beloved Daddy…it’s been overwhelming and faith shaking. The other day, I told my friend Judy, that even though I’ve been shaken to my core, I KNOW, God is faithful. I know I’ve been in a pit, but I think of David and what he wrote in Psalm 40:1-3:
I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
He has put a new song in my mouth
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.
This is my hope and joy – for many to see and trust reverently in Jesus! In past trips, I have seen many healed and saved, and I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is God’s heart for this mission trip. I have a sure word from Him regarding restored joy.
Here is what I need and why I’m writing you.
- First, I ask for your continued prayers for me and my family. Please begin praying now and continue to pray until God releases you. You may not know this but coming back from the mission field is a difficult time of spiritual warfare, so I ask that you continue to pray at least until the end of October.
- Secondly, this trip will cost approximately $4,500.00. Please pray and see if God is asking you to sow into this trip. I pray that all you give, all that happens in Uganda to the glory of God, will be added to your heavenly account.
I'm reminded of a song by Ray Boltz, “Thank You For Giving To the Lord.” He sings, "I dreamed I went to Heaven" and then describes what he saw and heard. There was a man who stood before him and said, “Remember the time a missionary came to your church and his pictures made you cry. You didn't have much money then, but you gave it anyway, Jesus took the gift you gave and that's why I’m here today.” The song continues, “One by one they came as far as the eye could see. Each life somehow touched by your generosity.” This song has always touched my heart, and I pray it blesses you too. We just don’t know who we will meet in heaven because we sowed into God’s plan.
If you choose to give into this trip, you can make a tax-deductible donation through The Father’s Love International Ministries, Inc. by going to www.thefathersloveim.org and clicking on the “donate” tab. There are also mailing instructions if you prefer to give by check or money order.
Thank you for your continued prayers and investing in the oil that the Lord is pouring out in Uganda.