Athena H. is our Guest Blogger this post. We give thanks here at Give Hope Ministries.org for her Blog submission.
Praise GOD !
My name is Athena Huss, but in Uganda I am known as Jjaja Mulungi. I have enjoyed so much the Pearl of Africa known as Uganda many many times being obedient to serving God there. I can testify first hand the POWER of PRAYER. Prayers being answered in Uganda. I’m excited to be returning in a few weeks to teach Swimming Lessons and Water Safety on Bugala Island Lake Victoria.
I am also a grateful believer in Jesus Christ and I believe the power of PRAYER should be taught and shared. PRAYER gives hope and comfort. I am a friend that loves to pray for GIVE HOPE MINISTRIES in Busia Uganda. Truthfully, it’s not easy to see the poverty and conditions most of the people we serve live in. I praise God for Give Hope Ministries and have placed a scripture in my heart that resonates with one of my view of God’s love for His children in their ministry:
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
Since I started following GIVE HOPE MINISTRIES in 2014, I have seen God answer their prayer requests one after the other with His Love, Grace, and Mercy. Being humble, yet asking in faith GHM asks for others to pray for them because of its power. This touches not only one child, but many. And many in their community. This is a life changing community where the children will grow to be life changers. The families are encouraged and their lives are changing for the best and near future. Hope is easy to give and receive when you pray with someone.
In less than 5 years I have seen answered prayer in the children having a safe school with two levels and many classrooms, a school bus for transportation, working indoor kitchen (yay), a Poultry Project, Bibles for the children, and CLEAN WATER for the children and community. God has answered those prayers and has done exceedingly more that has yet to be seen. It’s my great JOY to share how good God is to His children. Mukama Mulungi. Thank you for letting me share the love of Jesus with you and the power of prayer. I will close with the following passage taken from FB Give Hope Ministries Page November 21, 2014) The purpose of life is not only to be happy about what we have achieved. It's to be useful along the way and discovering that our legacy is not found in all that we dream and realize. It can be written in the memories of those whose lives we have touched, cared for and changed. Thank you all for your prayers, generous giving, love for these little ones we serve at GHM, Busia Uganda. For more info, www.givehopeministries.org.