Note: Sometimes we feel like we can't adequately convey the power of your teamwork with us, and the ways God blesses people here through you. This week, some people joined hands to get a study Bible to one of our local staff. In her story and the note she sent in thanks, we felt like it captured the partnership so many of you take on with us.
As I [John] convey down below, this is a great example for me of how we get the blessing of tangibly loving Hanipher but have really been supported to do so in a very real way by each of you and the many people who support us financially, materially, prayerfully, and emotionally to be here. The e-mail I sent to the Bible's senders is posted below.
I wanted to pass on this sweet note from Hanipher, a young Ugandan woman who provides cleaning services for our office. The attached note really should be addressed to each of you as well. A little background: Hanipher came to work for EMI less than a year ago. As I have built a relationship with Hanipher I have seen a real hunger for and knowledge of the word. She has the spirit of a prophet in my eyes and as her wisdom and maturity grow that will bring greater ability for Hanipher to stand as a bold and passionate influence upon the Ugandan Church. It has been a joy already to see her grow in faith over the past several months. As she has been here she has repeatedly borrowed the study Bibles we brought back for Stephen, our support staff manager.
Because of each of you, we were able to give Hanipher a study Bible and the attached is her note of thanks. Though it is a little hard to read, you will be blessed in taking the time to do so. ... Thank you each for the open hearted role you played. Though it may seem small to you, the smile on her face when she received it and again the next day when she brought this note was a moment I was blessed by and I wanted to try to share that with you.
This is a great example for me of how we get the blessing of tangibly loving Hanipher but have really been supported to do so in a very real way by each of you and the many people who support us financially, materially, prayerfully, and emotionally to be here. We are not in this alone. You guys are a part of sending and supporting us in meaningful ministry and redemptive relationships, and today that has made a difference in Hanipher’s life. Perhaps tomorrow she will be passing on to another the blessing you have given her through us. Thanks so much for being a part of it.