UGANDA: Day 4 / by Courtney Copeland

The theme at camp this year is Leadership - a topic that we knew the campers would be so excited about. From day one, they were like sponges, taking in every piece of wisdom. Everyday, we heard amazing and practical leadership messages from our very best, Pastor Donnie and Grant Skeldon. What we began to notice was that day-by-day, their chins rested a little higher and they walked a little taller. God ignited a spark in them and the leader that was buried deep inside, came alive. We give all praise to the Lord for those who really got. We desire for all of them to leave understanding their potential and worth, and as I write this, we have hope that the future leaders of Uganda were marked by God this week at Reaction Tour.

But something beautiful happened also - God did a work in those who have carried the orphan spirit for far too long. The Lord poured out His unconditional love and those who have struggled with Him were set free from those chains. I don't have to tell you that the father figures here in Uganda may not always hit the mark and many of the campers come from very broken homes. However, God knew what they truly needed all along - they needed their daddy God. This year, Reaction Tour invited Jenny Kutz to speak to the campers and she shared the message of the Father's love. What a message. We believe that the fatherless found a father and the motherless found a mother. We believe that those who felt unimportant found purpose. We can't put into words the transformation we've seen happen but all we can say is JESUS IS ALIVE and UGANDA IS HIS!

Isaiah 64:8

"But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand."

Kait Ballinger