Wednesday, December 28, 2011

He Knows What I Need Before I Need It

As this journey progresses I am constantly reminded of how God knows what I need before I do.  This became apparent in a big way this past weekend.  While on our way from Kampala to Jinja to celebrate Christmas at the orphanage our driver pulled over on the side of the road.  He said we had just passed one of his friends whose car had broken down on the side of the road.  The two drivers conversed for a bit and then they asked Heather and I if we would mind sharing our car. 
The other driver was bringing a mzungu lady and her daughter back to Jinja for Christmas.  Heather and I did not mind sharing and by African standards we had plenty of room in the car.  This was a small sedan that ended up carrying seven people.  We enjoyed the coversation with the two ladies.  Their family was a missionary family that have lived in Jinja for 25 years.  The mother was a nurse and the daughter recently graduated from Union University in Tennessee.  We found plenty of topics of conversation to talk about for the three hour drive.  When we dropped them off in Jinja I exchanged contact information with the mother, Mrs. Evelyn.

After our trip to the orphanage for Christmas we then travelled to Jinja for two nights.  We were there to do a bit of the touristy things and get a break from Kampala.  During our first few hours in Jinja we noticed large sores developing on Hadley's legs.  I have never seen anything like these before.  They were large about the size of a half dollar and developed dime size blisters on top of them.  Her legs became very painful and she developed a fever.  After exhausting an internet search to determine what was going on I finally remembered the nurse we had met a few days ago.  It was late in the evening but I called her anyway.
The next morning Mrs. Evelyn showed up at our guest house with her medical bag in tow.  She gave Hadley a good look over.  Once we determined what was going on Mrs. Evelyn then drove us to a pharmacy and assisted me in purchasing the correct dosage of the needed antibiotic.  Hadley is now recovering from her skin strep infection and should be good as new in a few days.

I know that Mrs. Evelyn's driver's car broke down on the side of Jinja rode just so we would know a nurse to call.  She was truely God sent. 

Matthew 6:8
". . . For your Father knows just what you need before you ask Him."


  1. God is so good and in control of every detail of our lives . What a testimony to His great love!,

  2. Soli Deo Gloria!!!

    What a great example of God's providence!!!!!

  3. Love reading your adoption story, thanks for sharing. We are about to start our this year.

    Greetings from sweden