Time for an overdue post, but one that means more as time passes.
But first, I’ll give you a current update. I’m in Kampala, Uganda, with my amazing fiancee and her family. My body is still trying to figure out what time zone I’m on, and I’m hoping to get my luggage today (though I arrived Saturday), but life is good.
Now, for an update from last week.
I was home in Johnstown, and if I’m honest, it was a very hard week for me. I felt like I didn’t belong there anymore, which I have kind of realized before, but last week was more difficult.
It seemed that over Monday and Tuesday, I just didn’t have anyone to talk to. My dad and brother were very busy, Jamie was unable to get online to talk to me from Africa, and life just seemed to roll on without in Johnstown. In fairness, mom was doing a great job making time for me, so that was my fault.
But either way, I was feeling alone, and finally, on Tuesday night, it brought me to my knees (which was probably where I should have been in the first place).
I went to the prayer room and spent some time with God, then later in the night, Josh and I got to sit down and talk for a bit.
Then, I went to prayer breakfast on Wednesday morning at Emmanuel, and God showed he was paying attention.
I just went to be a part of the meeting and enjoy being part of this group, but they did get me to share a bit about what is going on with my life, and upcoming wedding, and all. Then, after we were all done, a man came up to me and gave me a ring. I was surprised about that. He said that he felt God wanted him to give me this ring, which is obviously well worn, and bears the number 7, known as the perfect number as as a representation of God.
I didn’t comprehend at the time, but the more I see this ring, the more I see a reminder that God just wanted to let me know He heard my prayers the night before, and I am not alone, He is with me.
I’ve never been much for jewelry, but now I have 3 rings which I hold dear. One from Crucified ministries, this one, and the wedding ring which I will put on January 4th.