Here I am, Lord, Send Me!

January 30 2007 / ShareHim in Uganda, Jul. 14 - Jul. 29 '06 #112
by Sarah Stefan

Personal Testimony of Sarah Stefan.

I am from Romania, Europe.
I am a member in Bicaz, Neamt, Moldova Conference. But I am now a student in high school at an Adventist school in Bucharest.

I have had for three years the desire and the dream to do something for the Lord. I made this decision after watching a DVD in which David Gates was promoting voluntary service. I planned to do something after I had graduated from secondary school and universit--to go to a poor country where volunteers are needed and in this way to do something for the Lord and those around me.

Through my pastor, Laurentiu Nistor, I found out about Global Evangelism and about Uganda. I prayed, and the Lord's answer was that he wanted me in Uganda, and later he opened up the possibility for me to go.

From the Uganda 2006 experience I learned what true faith is and what it means to really exercise it! I realized that what I did before was more theory than reality or practice. I learned what it means to live and walk with God. I learned that I have to be content with what I have, since there are others that do not have even half of what I have.

The Uganda Global Evangelism experience has made me feel the blessing received through the satisfaction of ministering unto others and to God.

To my shame I saw that God did things greater than I imagined and believed that He would do. To my shame I saw that I did not have enough faith!

In Uganda I met a Ugandan girl of my age that was a student in Pastoral Theology and now I am not sure of what studies to pursue after I graduate. Now I think that theology could be an option. I wish to study something that would be of use in serving God and others.

After finishing my education I want to be able to work as a volunteer in a country that needs volunteer service. I do not know what the Lord's plan for me is, but I have the assurance that He will take care of me and He will show me what I must do and what I should study so I can be of best use to Him and His work.

Uganda has taught me what it means to be open, sincere, loving, and friendly. I am an open person, but Ugandans surpass me. They are very dynamic people and I already started to love them. I like their lack of hypocrisy and their transparency. They are very happy people and in a good spirits. I love them!

These experiences changed my life! Now I just want to continue to work for God all my life!
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