World Worth Wandering, Uganda & Mexico Commission
Noun: commission; plural noun: commissions
- An instruction, command, or duty given to a person or group of people
When God speaks, we must listen and what He says is simply put.
The two most important things Jesus asked us to do:
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV)
Thats it. Love God and love each other.
Ἀγαπήσεις (Agapēseis) which carries with it a sense of doing the right thing at the right time for the right reason, or in other words, loving someone like a friend. I think about what I would do if a friend was in need and I was in a position to help in any way whatsoever. I would help.
We love our neighbors when we, like the Samaritan in Jesus’ parable, have compassion for them and help meet their needs as we are able. We love our neighbors best when we share God’s truth with them. Jesus alone can save (John 14:6; Acts 4:12), and He alone can meet people’s every need. resource
While I was in Uganda, God really put it on my heart to help His people in Uganda (& elsewhere) beyond my time there as a tourist. He told me to go home and pray about ways I can love them from home. Love in the way it is used here in this scripture is an action.
I still keep in touch with our guide in Uganda and he sends us pictures often, of safaris with other groups he’s showing around, the amazing wildlife, stunning vistas, etc. but yesterday he sent us some photos of what he was doing with the tip money we gave him. He was giving to the elderly in need!!! I was moved to tears. He used our tip money to HELP PEOPLE!!! God bless him.
It hit me, it was clear as day. I need to give in a tangible way and create a way for others to give as well. My hope is to send my guide (Denis) and hostess in Bwindi (Tina) money monthly or quarterly and have them, with God’s leading, distribute it as they see fit. Being locals there, they recognizing where the need is great. I would love for them to continue to help the elderly, the outcasts, and I would love to see this money also go to help orphans. My guide told me while I was there that there are definitely orphaned children in need. I also met someone on social media recently who works with orphans in Uganda and plan to ask my guide to meet him and see if he feels we can help support this mans ministry as well.
This is where YOU come in. Will you love (Agapēseis) God’s children in Uganda with me? Maybe you can’t physically go to Uganda but you can give a little here from home? A one time gift, a monthly gift or sporadically as you are able. Will you also commit to praying for them with me?
I plan helping in this way in Mexico again as well soon. If you have followed me for a long time, you may remember the annual missions trips my dad & I created to his home state of Michoacán. We called these trips “New Year, New Hope” because we went every January-ish to serve, feed and pray with the elderly, the orphans and those in dire poverty. Well, we have been talking a lot over the pandemic about starting those missions trips back up one day and you can help! Heck, you can COME with us if you’d like! These trips were all 100% self funded. We documented them so we could share what we were doing with people back home and on social media, in hopes that sharing would inspire people to give; so we could help even more people on our future trips there. Here are a couple of video links to previous “New Year, New Hope” trips my dad & I organized and executed (along with help from family members local to the area). WATCH HERE —-> New Year, New Hope 2013 & New Year, New Hope 2014. Forgive the horrible editing, I filmed and created these videos almost a decade ago. The heart is there though, I hope that shines through more than the old school editing.
Are you being lead to love?
Give —-> HERE
Be sure to specify “Uganda Donation” or “Mexico Donation” So I know where to distribute your donation.💜