Uganda October 2019 Day 4
It is the end of a long day, we are gathered around a wooden table in a cafe with open doors, a coffee mural, and the occasional mosquito. Chatter, deep conversation and encouragement. Six Americans and five African, spiritual leaders of CURE. How do you decompress and reflect? You just start.
Yesterday, I (Nicole) shared my personal testimony and experience with hydrocephalus- how God healed me. Miracle. One of the pastors translated for me. I had met a Sudanese woman after my testimony and again today. She does not speak English and I did not speak her language; but we have laughed as we both would try to communicate. God is good.
Later, after crafts with the mothers, another spiritual leader encouraged two of us to truly read the Word of God and speak it over ourselves. Without giving detail now, I would affirm some emotional healing took place for me. God is good.
Rounding out these highlights, let us return to the cafe from tonight. I was telling one of the pastors that for a long time (up to tonight) I did not fully understand why God would heal me as a baby, how could I then encourage people who were not? The pastor looked at me and, after a few words, stated: "God healed you to share your testimony." Here, hydrocephalus is considered a curse by most people. Hopeless. But, yesterday, I was told to stand before the mothers because I'm a testimony that their babies can still have life and succeed in life. God is so good, and by His grace we are all used. There is purpose in it all.
- Nicole Bernal