We are now waiting in the Doha airport in transit to Uganda.
It has been a long time since I blogged, I will give a quick update. My role with OMF finished in mid April. Afterwards, we went to Canada for a month. It was a great time to see friends, family and thank my supporters. We came back to Singapore three weeks ago and started training at church to prepare our way to Uganda.
We are going to Uganda to serve there for a year. I will be teaching two lessons in the Bible School and as well as teaching IT. Wai Jia will be helping out at a NGO (Mildmay) and looking ot start up a community development project with a local church.
Though the actual transition started within the past two months, we’ve been packing and cleaning up our home in Singapore since Christmas. The last week was especially busy as we closed up accounts (home line, gas and electricity, newspaper etc.), packing the home and also training at church.
Last night as we locked up the door for the last time, we know we are opening a new season in our lives. A while ago, someone asked me where my home is. Is it Canada? Is it Singapore? The answer is they are both my home and they are both not.
Without a physical place where we can call ourselves home, it can be trying at times. We might feel like we are floating in a current, not knowing where it will go. There can be a sense of overwhelming emotion of lostness and sadness. It is during this period I stop and remember Hebrew 11:8b:
…and he (Abraham) went out, not knowing where he was going….
This was my defining verse when I left Canada. This is the same verse as we embark to Africa. If you read the whole chapter of Hebrew 11, it is very encouraging. These individuals are known as heroes of faith. It is a reminder for us to perservere.
I really have no clue what to expect in Uganda. We just have to trust in Him and His leading. He alone is more than sufficient for us. He has provided more than both Wai Jia and I can imagine (have a read at WJ’s blog post).
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.Hebrews 12:1-2 (NKJV)
At the airport…
Cliff eating his last durian before taking off…