Thursday, August 29, 2013
“People outside of New Hope Uganda don’t know how to hug, that’s why all the grown up sons and daughters need to come back for homecoming.” That’s a common phrase that was heard the first night of the New Hope Uganda family reunion 2013.
Since NHU was celebrating 25 years, everyone was in a festive and joyful mood. Faces that haven’t been seen in a long time joined in. Old friends, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, and uncles and aunties, were united again.
But, the story of NHU family reunion is not just about hugs, or just about meeting old friends or going back to a place where a loving and caring family group has raised someone; it’s not just
about being proud of what God was able to establish since 1988, but it’s about sharing life stories with one another and sharing God’s love and His grace that He generously gives every day. It’s a time to praise our Father in heaven with a loving and thankful heart.
During the two hours of campfire on Thursday night, people who came back to NHU after five, ten, or twenty years did not only tell their stories, but they also praised God with intimate passion.
God has given us the opportunity to reunite and that is the most important reason for celebrating at the NHU family reunion.
By Esther Schirrmacher