[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Mother Teresa once said: “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” If we look at all the tireless work she did in her lifetime, that is an amazing statement. It is amazing as well, because the work continues though she is gone. There are countless lives who are changed because of her steadfast heart and immovable tenacity. Indeed the ocean would be less without the work of Mother Teresa.
We throw one tiny pebble into water and it ripples out. One pebble can make a big difference. One drop can turn into thousands. I was reflected on that this week. We are coming to the close of our second class of Bible and literacy training here in Kitgum, Uganda. The women have completed seven months of intensive training. They can all read and write in their language, they have learned a skill to support their families, and they are stronger than ever in hope and faith. The ladies did not succeed because of any great efforts on my part. I try along with an amazing team of people to instill truth and love into their lives, but God is responsible for the results. I threw a few pebbles out and now I can see the ripples echoing through their lives. In a few weeks we will have their graduation ceremony. This will be the first time for most of them that they are ever honored or feel accomplished (though this should not be, because they are amazing!). I’m so proud of these ladies. Now they will go forth with the training they have received, and just like me they will put their little pebbles into big waters. (God kind of has a knack for taking things that are small, unimpressive, and humble, and turning them into something far greater!) I am humbled that I got to teach these amazing women, and honestly I have learned far more than they have.
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[author] [author_image timthumb='on']http://www.ericambasan.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_0088.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Hi, my name is Erica and I am a God-called missionary for Northern Uganda. It is my passion and life-calling to bring God’s word to the people of the world. Each and every one of us can do our part in spreading God’s word to people in need of Jesus’ healing touch and hope. Trying to figure out if God has called you to the mission field? Do you want to learn more about what it’s like to be a missionary? Check out my book, For the Joy Set Before Us – Insights Into the Missionary Journey today.[/author_info] [/author]