Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given." - Mother Teresa

Joe and I are constantly on edge when it come to Tukula funds - to say the least they are non-existent. I don't know what we could do different. we are really trying to cut down on everything now that we know we are leaving. We are getting rid of cable this month. something we really don't need especially when we went a whole year without a tv. I would definitely encourage you to get rid of your cable if you have it. It's extremely relieving and makes you more productive. We are currently trying our best to not buy as many groceries as we once were. just because it's there and it looks good does not mean we need it. last night I started a rule in our apartment (mostly with myself) that I can only have one thing on at a time. for example: if the computer is plugged in no light can be on. weird I know but this helps me to be more aware of the electricity I am using. I do feel pretty silly sometimes sitting in the dark.

I often think that if people could see our bank accounts they would laugh and call us foolish for starting a business. sometimes I think we are.

but then God reminds me that I need faith as tiny as a mustard seed and He can move mountains. Honestly, I never asked for Tukula. I never wanted to move back to Uganda. That wasn't what I wanted. of course I always knew I would go back and visit but to do business and live in uganda again? no way not in the picture..tried it and it didnt work out God brought us back here. I remember when Tukula first came to my mind I asked God to immediately take it away. "seriously. God? Did you not see us when we were DROWNING while working in Uganda?" I didn't want it, but then all of a sudden I remembered my dear friends agatha and haman and so many other young people who have SO MUCH potential but not outlet. God wants to use us to do this. It had to be him..HAD TO. because no piece of me or Joe wanted to go back and do this. But here we are so completely and helplessly longing for this to work out. to be the change we want to see in uganda.

so we're asking God for love, kindess, understanding, and peace. We believe along with mother teresa that the rest will come.

Let's seek first His kingdom, friends, even if it looks foolish and crazy.
the rest will come - money will fall from the sky just as He has planned it before I even thought it.

Be encouraged.

(ps: we have a TON more necklaces/bags and random things from africa that we still have and are selling if you are at all interested please let me know


  1. what a great post. my husband and i are always debating what more we can give up and what we can live without in order to be better stewards of what we have been given. it is so hard, and we fail often. i have enjoyed reading leigh's posts about you guys and the vision God has given you. can't wait to see what happens.

  2. what a wonderful post! reminded me a bit of my post yesterday about Elijah and just like those days when God brought fire down from heaven and ordered the ravens to feed elijah, He too can move any mountains you need Him too for your new journey He has called you on!

  3. So excited....still. Can't wait to see the impact Tukula has in Uganda, hopefully I will be seeing it with my own eyes if/when we visit.

  4. Wow. I am so in awe of you and your husband right now! Where in Uganda do you live? I will be praying for your business!

  5. I admire you, so, so, much.
    I just wanted to let you know. I think we'll be great sisterfriends in Uganda :)

  6. Thanks for your comment. It's a blessing to get to read the stories of others who are forever tied to Uganda. And exciting that you worked with Suubi! I know some of those amazing women. :) May God bless your work.

  7. just stopping in to give big e-hugs! :) love you people!

  8. hey! did you ever see my comments on those pics for the necklaces i wanted? shoot me an email about how to pay and if they are still available.