Imani means Faith.

My own faith has most assuredly been increased in the Lord this last week working with these incredible Imani women. Here in Gulu, Uganda we have been working with women refugees from Congo who desire to come out of the sex industry. Many of them have been forced against their will to come to Uganda with soldiers during the wars in previous years in this part of Africa. They have no way to provide for themselves and so many of this group of women turn to the sex industry for provision. Each of these women has a story that will bring tears to your eyes. These women who are now part of a restoration and counselling center called Zion Project did not always have such a bright future. Zion has truly become an earthly shalom for these women who have been objectified, used, and abused for a majority of their lives. The ministry involves giving these women who worked in the sex industry a way out for their kids and for themselves. Zion provides a salary to these women that would have no other way of receiving money through the making of jewellery. These women are so grateful for an opportunity to provide for their daily needs in ways other than what they have been forced in the past. The team all learned so much through the bible studies in the morning with the women and the time spent with the 17 orphans who live nearby also as a part of the Zion Project. It really is beautiful to watch what the devil meant for evil become so incredible through the power of His word.

We have all been learning about community with one another as a team in our time here. A verse I want to leave with because I am pressed for time is John 13:35, [By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.] I have learned the importance of showing love for one another and how when the world sees true community they can not help but want to be a part of it. We can love because he first loved us.

Thanks for reading yall. Hope your summer is going well!!





1 Response to “Imani means Faith.”

  1. 1 Traci Wallis
    July 5, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Thanks Luke for your updates on the Global Journey team and ministry! We are praying for you all!

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