Cries of Joy {Gardendale Team}

Clap your hands, all you nations;
    shout to God with cries of joy.

For the Lord Most High is awesome,
    the great King over all the earth.

He subdued nations under us,
    peoples under our feet.

Psalm 47:1-3

This past Wednesday Abaana’s Hope was bursting at the seams with laughter, singing, dancing, and so much joy! Over 300 children came to hear about Jesus and have fun at AH. And they did just that! The Gardendale First Baptist Church sent a team of people full of Christ’s love and youthful energy.

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Plans are funny…


noun- a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something. an intention or decision about what one is going to do. a detailed diagram, drawing, or program, in particular.
verb- decide on and arrange in advance. design or make a plan of (something to be made or built).

When Chase and I set out on this journey, we were confidante, committed, ready to serve the Acholi people group and completely unaware of what journey God would take us on. Yes, we had plans and still do. But, more than ever we have grown to realize we should approach our plans as David does in Psalms as he says,

“Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning.

For I am trusting you.

Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.”

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