by Bucky Rogers
Founder and Executive Director of Benjamin House Ministries
Today, we visited three more schools and ministered to nearly 600 teenagers, encouraging them and challenging them to be the generation that makes a change in Uganda that lasts. I stood there in front of them, asking the Lord to give me words that would make an impact. Their eyes were so intently focused. They listened to every word and we saw some make significant decisions for the Lord. The last school we went to was a boarding school, so many of the kids there spend a large portion of their year away from their families. They are away from those influences during the most influential times in their lives…when they need strong families the most.
My prayer, as dozens of students came up to be prayed over, was that the Word of God would not return void. I prayed that there would be one student…one young man or young woman who takes the task seriously. I seriously can’t wait to be investing in the lives of children and teenagers like this who are so hungry and ready to just be given a glimpse of hope. As we drove back to the guesthouse, I couldn’t help but smile. This is life.
Bucky Rogers, Benjamin House staff, and short-term missionaries