Uganda 2017 - Elizabeth
My name is Elizabeth. I am 18 years old and have just spent the last 3 months living in the pearl of Africa, Uganda in the city called Mable situated in the eastern region. Now that I am in the final couple of weeks, I can reflect upon my time here for the interests of anyone who's currently sat at home wondering if they've had a calling? If they should be involved with the work of gospellife International? or simply been curious of the many wonders Africa has to offer. I can only speak plainly because you really won't know what to expect until you put down your cup of tea and catch the nearest flight. But needless to say, it's been a rollercoaster of a ride. If I can tell you one thing though; it'll most definitely leave you physically, mentally and emotionally shattered.
But spiritually changed forever. That's a promise from me to you.
I had no experience travelling alone, let alone being in Africa. So there are no excuses to when you should do it or the possibility that you might not like the food. Because if I can do it, anyone can. And after all, all things are possible through Christ Jesus.
From August 21st I was taken under the wing of Alina who has lived in Uganda for the past 3 years. I was then Placed into a house with 4 other boys that originally came from broken families that resulted in them living on the streets. I've taught English, volunteered at a nursery, helped out at a school, visited many different charities and been into villages where I've attended many welcoming churches. You are quickly exposed to the darker sides of life where suffering and hatred has been moulded into the normality of living. At the same time it's incredible to witness miracles being performed in the most unlikely places.
Gospellife International has currently been blessed with 2 acres of land to begin a rehabilitation centre for children off of the streets working to get them back to their original families. I have such an excitement to witness the start of something wonderful in Uganda and I can't encourage anyone enough to come and amerce yourself in the beauty within the country's culture and unity as well as witness the impact that is going to be made on the lives of these wonderful and inspiring children.