We got an email from Autumn yesterday sharing that we will no longer be going to Amazima during our time in Uganda. I want to challenge my other team members to see this as a blessing! The reason we're not going to Amazima is because they don't need us! The ministry itself focuses on empowering the people of Uganda to serve their own community and, because the community has become so involved over the past few years, hosting large groups has become more of a hindrance than a help. How awesome is that! Now we can spend the time that was allotted for Amazima to help orphanages who actually DO need us!
There are many people who sign up for trips to Uganda because they want to meet the founder of Amazima: Katie Davis. Though I think it is wonderful that God has used her to shine His light on Africa, it's incredibly important to remember that these trips are about serving Jesus and doing what He commands in James 1:27 ["...to visit orphans and widows in their distress..."].
He calls us to be His hands and feet. That is why we go on mission trips like this. It's not about us. It's never about us. It is always about Him and being His servant.