Tuesday, May 4, 2010

There’s a joy inside I can’t contain

So many titles I could have used for this post:
  • Beautiful, Beautiful
  • My heart is there
  • My chains are gone
  • He’s Set them Free
  • Uganda. My heart.
I have posted about Uganda before here. My heart is always stirred when I hear of missions… It is eager for another chance, but content with where I am at. What can I do from MN?

Uganda holds a rich place in my heart as I spent 1 month engaged in the culture, people, promises of beauty. Yesterday afternoon I went through all my videos that I took, all the pictures, and just felt heavy. I HAD to do something.

I created this video as a desire to just share a small piece of what the Lord did in my heart…

(I am the girl in the blue shirt in the Freedom Drama – the Lord taught me SO much about my chains being freed.)


Uganda, Africa from ria thurston on Vimeo.

I am going to feature an opportunity to HELP support the Ugandan people tomorrow on my blog…

Please come back – you WONT want to miss it!

14 comments:

Jackie said...

Ria you are truly beautiful!

Danielle said...

i love your love for africa. as you know, i am going in 72 days (not that i am counting or anything) and i can't wait! watching this video just places me in God's humble presence once again. thank you so much for sharing this!

Jonna said...

Great Video sissy!! Its great to be brought beyond ourselves and our lives in the US and be reminded of the whole world and what God is doing from a global perspective! Thanks for that reminder today! :)

Truly His said...

So precious and powerful, Ria!! Praying for those people and people around the WORLD!!

Just Me said...

I love it Ri. muah. Beautiful. your heart is beautiful. Lets go hold some babies there and love on some people sometime hey?

VandK said...

Love the video ria! Can't wait to see where God will bring you next :)

b.fox* said...

AMAZING! I shared this video with some people from our church! One girl thinking about doing Ywam! :) THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR HEART!!!!

Mama Dub said...

That beauty is tear worthy! You did a great job. It's so nice to be reminded that there is another part of the world besides our own backyard. Thank you for taking the time to create that video. Can't wait for tomorrow's post.

Katy Gunderson said...

Ria. So beautiful. Thank you so much for following the Lord's call and being His precious hands and feet. :)

Jodi Buckentine said...

Wow Ria...that video was touching. My compassion child actually lives in Uganda so it is my desire to travel there soon to meet her :)

Dixie Phillips said...

Oh Ria,
God is going to use you and your husband to bring JESUS to your generation. Dream big for Him!

Wendy said...

Ria,
Since I met you not long ago, you have been such a joy! You have the Sunshine Award waiting for you over at my blog!
Blessings,
Wendy
Faith's Firm Foundation
www.wendygunn.net

Anonymous said...

wow wow wow wow... what a challenging and inspiring blessing.

kanishk said...

So precious and powerful,
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