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Africa Inland Mission
January 21, 2013 1:11 pm
Published in: Prayer request,TIA

Emmy and I have been getting our information together to send to AIM and then on to Uganda. We had to collect our personal history in paper from the last decade. Immunization records, transcripts, and a whole slew of vaguely worded applications. It has been pretty neat to dig up old info. I just printed out my undergrad transcript and realized that it has been more than 4 years since I took a course in anything resembling math! God is good! This application also exposed an interesting thought in my own mind.

As we filled out our Visa applications (in duplicate) according to the very strict instructions; I thought to myself, “Who cares about some of this information, It’s not like we’re trying to get into the US…” This betrays the ethnocentrism in my own heart. Of course the Ugandan government is right to protect its borders from dangerous individuals. I know that I am going with good in my heart, but I need to be careful not to fall into the pit of believing that I am above the people I am to serve. My prayer for the week is that God would gently guide me to a better understanding of what it means to serve a people in need, without demeaning them in my own heart as I serve. There is a need for assistance in Kampala, but it is decidedly arrogant to believe that I am the best, or even only, source for that assistance.  I can never be above those I am to serve.

Thank you for your prayerful support,

-A.B.

One Response to “Visa, It’s everywhere you want to be.”

  1. Sherry Brakhane Says:

    Dear Aaron,
    You have a wonderful heart and I know God has great plans for you and Em. I’ve seen you at work in Honduras and the people there loved you! I pray the Ugandans will not require your mathematical skills…..
    Love you!
    Mamallama

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