Iron Strengthens Iron

“Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17”

There is mutual benefit in the rubbing of two iron blades together; the edges become sharper, making the knives more efficient in their task to cut and slice. Likewise, the Word of God is a “double-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12), and it is with this we are to sharpen one another. Week before last we had just that time, of fellowship and “sharpening” one another in the Lord and in the faith. Mike came to visit us for a week, and for me it was definitely a time of renewed energy and love for the work we are doing here for the building of God’s Kingdom, and a renewed resolve to stand strong in the hard times. He is a wise man, full of ideas and energy and it took me a week to recuperate from all the ideas! I am so thankful God brought Mike into my life almost twenty years ago, and thankful that we have been able to keep that connection over distance and years between us. I think it is very hard not to have a special bond with someone who introduces you to Jesus, someone who gave you a helping hand to pull you up from the bottom.

It was a great week, I was busy talking and cooking and cleaning so I didn’t get many pictures! So many people wanted to come by and greet Mike and tell him how thankful they are for The Mandate being here in their village. It was so good having him see all the things that have been happening in the year since he was here last and planning for the next year’s projects. We were excited to introduce him to a wonderful young man of faith that we have come to be friends with. He lives in Kampala and has a huge entrepreneurial spirit. He is educating and raising rabbits as a nutritional meat source and I think he made just as much an impression on Mike. It was a great afternoon of talking rabbits and Jesus!  I just wish it wasn’t once a year we get to see Mike – so many things to talk about in just a short amount of time!


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I am a Jesus lover, wife, mother and grandmother. I live in Uganda with two of my best friends and get to experience God's love, grace and mercy everyday. This is my personal blog and posts, pictures and views don’t necessarily represent the views of our organization. They are from our personal experiences as missionaries.

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