Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wait till you hear this!!!!!!!!!




This trip fundraising has been a lot different.. It's been very difficult.


People haven't been giving easily with the holidays and the economy.


I didn't know if I could raise the money.


But I kept praying and praying..


I knew my God would provide.


I asked you guys to pray and you prayed with me..


And then today I got the most amazing news!!


My fundraising for this trip is finished.


It's over.
It's done.


It's like God said...

"Emma I know you've been trusting me. Here is a little

gift so that you know that you're really hearing me."


God provided and my trip is paid for!!


I'm so relieved with just 5 days till the trip!


I am in awe and I am so excited to see that God provided once again!


Praise the Lord!!


Monday, December 27, 2010

Leaving..





In just one week from today I will be boarding a plane..But not just any plane..

A plane that will take me across the ocean...To the other side of the World..



I'm so excited.



I'm nervous.


I'm anxious to get there.


I'm anticipating hugging my babies again.

I'm imagining if they will remember me?!


I'm wondering how the reaction will be when I reach Ssenge village

will they all come running shouting Emmarie?


Will it happen like I imagine or will it be different?!


I'm also nervous to fly as I am not a big flying lover. It makes me nervous, so I am asking you to please pray for peace and safe flights,for the others on the team for there flights as well. Please also pray for health while we travel and while we are in the country. For God to show up and use us in big ways and that He'd break our hearts for the things that break His.
That people on the team would be changed and touched,
FOREVER.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

From my Heart


Dear Friends and Family,

First off I want to thank you for supporting me in the past and praying for me as I go on mission's trips to Uganda in East Africa. God has truly placed Uganda on my heart. I feel God is calling me there full time and I plan on moving there as soon as I graduate. I'm so excited to see what God will have me do for HIM.

Since I was a little girl I have felt God calling me to Africa. I'm so excited for this upcoming trip in January 2011. This will be my 5th trip to Uganda. While we are in Uganda we will be working in the slums with A Perfect Injustice.

A Perfect Injustice has recently purchased land - we will be clearing the land and preparing it to be built on.

We will also be working in Ssenge Village with African Hearts - working on the land , possibly painting and always loving on the boys. We will also be working at several orphanages!! I can not wait to be there loving on the babies!!!

I want to ask you to please pray and consider supporting me in sending me to Uganda.
Help the orphans by helping me go serve and show them the love of Jesus Christ!! Even the smallest amount would help greatly!

Please keep the team and I in your prayers!!
Thank you!!

Blessings,
Emma Saunders
c/o The River Church
860 Plymouth Drive
Durango, CO 81301
In memo space: Emma - GO Uganda January

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Just ASK!!




As we prepare to go, this January 2011 (to my sweet country)

we have meetings,to prepare the team and build a team before we even get to Uganda.

Last night we met at the church as a team.


We have 3 team members joining us from the bloggy world.

We were able to either skype or talk on the phone to them as well.

After the meeting was over nobody even wanted to leave,

we just sat around and talked and talked

we are already starting to make some great friendships!



I'm so excited for this trip that my Dad and I are leading.

I am thrilled beyond words.

But then again when am I not excited to go back to where God has called me?!

The people are amazing.

I can't wait to meet the ones across the states who will be joining us.


Tonight we have another fundraiser - we are having another bake sale at the church!


Tonight the Bar D Wranglers are coming to play a Cowboy Christmas -

there will be hundreds of people - the church will be packed!



So although this might sound strange - would you pray that people would be hungry and want to purchase some snacks?



I'm asking you to pray that people will be generous and willing to give!!



I'm asking you to pray this because of this verse:


Matthew 7:7

"Ask, and you will receive. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened for you."



I'll keep you updated on how the bake sale turns out!!!




Saturday, December 4, 2010

Yummm...

Fundraisers are finally in full swing!!


the January 2011 Uganda team had a bake sale!!

God totally provided! He provided more then we can think or ask.


Thank you Jesus!!


The day before the bake sale,


Graham (my little brother - 18 months younger then me) and I spent the entire day baking and baking and baking some more. We made 5 pumpkin pies,3 Kentucky Derby pies ,and a ton of cinnamon rolls.

It may not sound like it should have taken like all day but the pumpkin pies were made from scratch like cut open the pumpkin, cook it,puree it and then put it in a pie! It took waaaay longer then I thought it would have!

The bake sale was held at our church and other team members participated.


We had donation only and people gave and then gave and gave some more!

Are you ready to hear how much God provided?!


He provided $700.


YES SEVEN HUNDRED


GOD'S SO AMAZING


AND YES WE HAD EXACTLY 7 PEOPLE PARTICIPATE


SO EACH TEAM MEMBER GETS A HUNDRED DOLLARS TOWARDS THEIR TRIP!

So $100 down $2,900 to go!

Just remember God will provide just like He always does!!!

The pies and baked goods we made...

Above Kentucky Derby Pies

Above Cinnamon Rolls and Pumpkin Pies