As the day dawned, it was one of those beautiful mornings in Fort Portal Uganda, where that the clouds were pressed in yet there were small areas of sunshine to be seen. And then the rain came. It was one of the few beautiful soft rains that we don’t normally get. Usually it comes in buckets, but today that beautiful soft rain was concerning. This was our day, November 30th, 2017 that we were scheduled to celebrate Feed My Lamb Kabarole (FMLK) Primary School in many ways.
Saint Leo’s college band was scheduled to march, each class room had spent days and weeks preparing songs, skits and the perfect line up for each student. The nursery kids were scheduled to celebrate their completing nursery and now embarking on Primary school with the Regional District Commissioner booked to give out their certificates as they wore their red and black gowns. The community had come alongside Feed My Lamb Kabarole by donating tents, food, decorations, funds; the dignitaries and the political figureheads of the municipal having accepted the invitation to come and celebrate with us, yes it made the rain was a concern.
The fatted bull, along with a goat had been donated and had been slaughtered for the meal. This day had been in weeks of preparation. Weeks of all the details of every aspect of the day. Weeks of asking, weeks of praying, weeks of budgeting and weeks of seeing God show up. And it was starting to rain. It was starting to rain, and now the small areas of sunshine were no longer visible, and that soft rain was not as soft. It was concerning.
But just as this was not really weeks of preparation, it has been years in preparation, we knew that whatever the day looked like we could trust. It would be perfect because of Who we trusted, Who had been behind the details of not only these past weeks but these past years, and years. So just as we know Who it is that we serve and Who has provided this beautiful opportunity to afford Feed My Lamb Kabarole this privilege, our God showed up again in a special way for the school and the community with this rain.
Because the dry season has been encroaching on us, the ground was so dry. The previous four or five days there had been zero rain fall, the dust was being kicked up and settling on everything and everyone. So, God in His Glorious way, provided a couple of hours of a nice rain that cooled the morning just a little more, it dampened the route of the band so not so much dust would be in ears, eyes, musical instruments and on our feet and that rain added some needed moisture to the crops.
In His Own Glorious way, God took the opportunity to gift Feed My Lamb Kabarole Primary School the perfect start to a day of celebrations. That concern disappeared with the rainy morning breaking the skyline with beautiful skies, just as we moved out with the band leading the procession of the school with the community pulling up the rear.
We celebrated and commemorated year one in the school, we celebrated many students moving from one grade level to the next, we celebrated the community coming alongside FMLK and supporting, giving and partnering with the school. We celebrated what God has done this past year and so many previous years; being our Jehovah Jireh. God has provided in so many ways, in so many hearts for so many years. So much to be thankful for. And we are!!!