Dear Family and Friends
Some of you may recall the song "Please don't send me to Africa, I don't have what it takes, please don't send me into the bush....." often sung in churches. Well, I would be sitting in the back of the church and my heart would be crying out TAKE ME..... I will go!! God answers prayers and I have had the privilege to come three separate times for a total of two months. I will be departing in two days, and while anxious to return home to my husband, puppy, and even "Morrie" the parrot, I am also, God willing, planning to return in 2017 praying someone will come with me to experience first hand the joy of this mission.
Every day I praise God for His wisdom, strength, and blessing for this mission. My heart is full of gratitude for the support of my family, my community, Leland Comets, and KFU Michigan Board of Directors, as well as for Aggie, Joshua, and Gertrude for all the work we have accomplished during these past three weeks.
I have so many more stories to share and would welcome invitations to speak to local groups, churches, and schools. One last time, thank you for coming on this journey, for your continued prayers for this work and for safe travels. I look forward to seeing you all.
Love and blessings, Mary
PS. Kids First is now a recognized nonprofit corporation in America with 501(c)3 IRS status as of January 2015. Educational sponsorships and donations are tax deductible. 100% donations received go directly into KF programs. My travel expenses are paid personally. Donations payable to Kids First Uganda, 777 N. Sunset Shores, Lake Leelanau, Mi 49653 Webale!
Here at Kids First we all have something to say, so this blog will be updated by members of our team as our work progresses to keep all of you in the loop!