DLM Newsletter May 2022
May 1, 2022
The church I attend hosts a monthly youth program. Yesterday, I took my 7th grade Bible study students to the program. Before we departed for the church, one of the young boys prayed for our journey and also asked God to bless Auntie CiCi even though she isn’t deserving. In Bible study we’ve been learning that we aren’t deserving of blessings from the Lord but it’s through His grace that we are blessed. I was so moved that he remembered and recognized God’s grace.
The youth program reinforced the Truths that I teach them each week and the kids recognized this! It’s always rewarding to study God’s Word with these children.
A few of these kids walk to my church every Sunday morning for worship. Today, another Bible study student came with them to church.
After church today, I met with a few kids for Bible study. To God be the glory!
May 8, 2022
Happy Mother’s Day! I was able to take my 7th grade Bible study kids to my church this morning. Such a blessing! To God be the glory!
May 10, 2022
This is what’s happening in the DLM compound today!
Moses’s father has returned from the village for an extended stay.
Lazy cat days….I love my pets!
May 14, 2022
Yesterday, Brian and I made a home visit to check on one of our sponsored children in a nearby village. We were able to give his grandma and her friend some money to buy rice and other food items. We then went to the local school to pay his fees. The children started term 2 this week. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see the child.
I also had a meeting with our sponsor parents today.
May 15, 2022
DLM has a prayer team, and each week we send a list of praises and prayer requests to this awesome team of prayer warriors. Today, I want to share those praises with you. God is sovereign, and His provisions are endless! This ministry is so blessed, and we want to always glorify God for these blessings!
*Parents who are thankful and give God glory for their child's educational sponsorship
*Bible study participants continue to grow in their faith
*Children who want to attend church to learn more about Jesus, even walking 2.5 miles to church
*Generous Educational Sponsors who give above the yearly educational sponsorship to allow their sponsor child to board or to provide for other needs
May 21, 2022
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May 23, 2022
Weeks of hard work have paid off for these Bible study kids. They have memorized Bible verses and hymns as well as Biblical truths. If you listen closely to the video, the children are giving the glory to God for these accomplishments and thanking Delight in the Lord Ministries! I love how these children love the Lord and want to know more and more about Him!
Soli Deo Gloria ~ Glory to God Alone!
May 25, 2022
After returning to Uganda in January, I tested positive for Covid and typhoid. There were many weeks that I did not feel well. An endoscopy done in February revealed a paraoesophageal hernia (hiatal hernia). After trying different medications, my symptoms continued to worsen. The decision was made to have the hernia repair surgery here in Uganda. I praise God for a successful procedure and recovery. I continue to improve each day.
There are a few differences in the way surgeries are done at the hospitals here in Uganda.
The hospital where I had the procedure is called IHK (International Hospital Kampala).
I was only required to sign my name two times on the day of the procedure.
I didn’t have to show any identification.
I had nail polish on my toes with no problem.
I was able to wear deodorant that morning, too.
The hospital provides an itemized bill at the time of discharge that includes every pair of gloves, gauze, cannulas, syringes, drapes, water for injections, urinary bag, surgical blades, cotton balls, suture threads, and wound dressings that were used during your time at the hospital.
The surgery was pretty extensive and I was required to stay for three nights. The doctors here do not like to give strong pain medications because of the possibility of addiction. I’ve actually had quite a few procedures in my life and haven’t had any problems stopping those types of medications. However, here, the doctor only gave me three doses of morphine while I was in lots of pain the first night. When I asked when I would get my next dose, the nurse said I was not allowed to have additional doses.
I was sent home the third day after surgery with an antibiotic and acetaminophen (extra strength Tylenol). 😂 During my one week post op review, I told the doctor I was experiencing a great deal of discomfort. He then prescribed a medication similar to naproxen (an anti-inflammatory drug). This part of recovery has been very different from recovery days in America. However, God gave me strength to overcome the pain, and I am healing well! He is good!!
Thank you all for the many prayers during my time of recovery!!!
Please continue to pray for my healing! God is good!
May 26, 2022
On Thursday, May 26, the day following my surgery, I received a call from my mama saying my sweet grandma had passed away. This was very shocking news because less than an hour before I received mom’s call, Grandma had texted to ask how I was doing after my surgery. In that short amount of time, she had passed away.
If you know me well, you know that my grandma and I were very close. I mean….I always said she was going to teach me everything I needed to know whenever I wanted to drop out of preschool! Haha! It doesn’t seem very real that my Grandma has passed away because I’m here in Uganda and was unable to return to the States to attend the visitation and funeral service. I realize everything I have is a blessing by God’s grace, and He certainly blessed me with a kind, sweet, loving grandma. I have thanksgiving and praise in my heart that God gave me the time with her that He did. Thank you all so much for the love and prayers for me and my family!!!!
Soli Deo Gloria ~ Glory to God Alone