1. (Justin) Tell me about your excitement level for Uganda.
2. (Justin) What fears to you have about going to Uganda?
Debby-I am a certified germaphobe so that is one of my biggest fears. There are real diseases and parasites that our bodies are not immune to. I'm afraid for my kids too. I have to remind myself they belong to God, not me. I also worry about them being third culture kids who don't feel like they fit in anywhere.
3. (Justin) What kind of sacrifice is this for you?
Debby- Big, this was not in my plans. But when God lays something on your heart, you can't just walk away from it. I won't be a "Jonah." Following God's plan for your life is always better then following your own plan.
4. (Justin) How do you think you will fit in in Uganda?
Debby- I have no idea. I adapt pretty well so I’m not too worried about culture shock. I think I'm the most worried about losing my support network. I know the first couple of months in Uganda will be a tough transition for our family. And I'll start teaching again for the first time in 10 years...it's just a lot of change for our whole family.
5. (Justin) What excites you about this opportunity?
Debby-It will be neat to teach again. I see how God was shaping me back in college for this. I started college as a computer science major, until God grabbed me and told me He'd created me to teach. Now this international school in Uganda needs a math teacher. You have been completing your Masters degree to prepare for something. Now the same school needs a chaplain. I just see how we fit at Heritage International School. Plus it's an added benefit that the kids will be going there too.
6. (Justin) What would you like to say to all our supporters and potential supporters?
Debby-Please help us get to Uganda. I have been watching as God has been preparing and shaping our family for this move and this time in our lives. As important as our family is (and we are important), this is God's show and He deserves center stage. I want people to know Jesus and to know the freedom that comes from knowing Him. We want to impact the Kingdom by serving in Uganda.
I'm so proud of this lady. When I came back from Uganda the first time, I said to my wife, "I think we need to move to Uganda.". Her reply was swift, "No." God, however, has been shaping her and doing a transforming work on her heart as well as mine. It has been beyond comprehension to watch as God has transformed us and prepared us each in our own way. Pray for us, pray for Debby, she has been so essential to me in ministry and I know that God wants to do something in and through us in Uganda. The enemy knows it as well and thus the fight is on. Yesu Amala-Jesus is Enough.