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Dust and banana trees.

That’s all that was on the plot of land high on a hill on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda.  Then God spoke something into existence: Rahab’s Corner.  Place of safety.  Place of salvation.  Place of a second chance at a new life.

A beautiful roof caps off living quarters.  Just a few more buildings to go, and by this fall, beauty for ashes.  In more ways than one!

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It will be a far cry from the slums from where many of the girls have come.  Modest by American standards, yet luxury to a girl or young woman who has known nothing but filth, disease, violence, abuse, crowdedness, and most of all, hopelessness.

Hope is on the way, and it comes under the name of Rahab’s Corner and in the name of our sweet and caring Jesus Christ.

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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord.  “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  (Jeremiah 29:11)

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My first day in Uganda has been a special one.  Meeting Moreen and Jumah (both pictured above) has been an appointment from heaven.  Our hearts knit immediately.  God spoke to me very clearly.  But Moreen spoiled it.  She said that God had already told her that!  Which was electrified confirmation of what needs to happen–the first girls/women at Rahab’s Corner are to do something very special at the opening commemoration of the property.  They are each to plant a tree, a young tree, to be exact, on the grounds.  We will place a placard of some sort on there with their name on or by their tree, which they will nurse to health, joy, and maturity.  Because that is the very thing that God will have done in their lives.  It was a holy moment, all three of us standing under a banana tree, discussing God’s will.  Can you imagine what it will be like for those young women?

Thank you, God in heaven, for shining your glory and good pleasure on Rahab’s Corner!  We know that a structure means very little to you compared to the “house” that You build.

Build on, Father!

Build on!