Happy Mother's Day
Several years ago, GO Project’s Marsha Campbell met a very special mother, teacher and friend in Lira, Uganda. As the Community Management Chairperson at The Father’s House there, she found great happiness in helping rescue the homeless and fatherless children there, welcoming them into the loving family of the local church. Today, as we honor and celebrate Mothers, we also want to share with you her story of persistence and hope…
The Persistent Widow by Marsha Campbell
It was my first visit to Northern Uganda…Beaten down, brokenness… hopelessness—these people’s present brutal reality. Justice seemingly forsaken. Yet, in the midst of it all, shining light in this “heart of darkness” are the remnant. Their small flame, extinguishes the darkness with the light of hope.
In this faithful remnant stands a woman who has boldly faced down terror and injustice. She is a symbol of faith, a blazing beacon of strength to all who know her. My life, for one, is forever changed by meeting her. It is her story I am blessed to share.
I arrived with our team at The Gracious Palace, a fitting name for the hotel where we would meet this woman who personifies heavenly royalty.
Regal, statuesque, she warmly greeted us. Her bright ivory smile and espresso eyes sparkled with exuberant welcome. We gathered round the table to share a meal and conversation. When finished and the table cleared, I asked: “Would you be willing to share your story with us?”
She clasped her hands together in her lap and leaned forward in her seat. Smiling pensively, she slowly took in each person round the circle. With a soft voice she broke the silence and began her saga… continue reading Chapter 11: The Persistent Widow by Marsha Campbell (PDF) from Ruined for the Average II – God’s Heart for Africa.