Institute Graduation

Institute Graduation

Monday, November 17th marked the end of this term for the New Hope Institute of Childcare and Family.  Like I shared with my classmates, I have been challenged and stretched through this course.  The Institute was a huge in helping me to adjust to the new culture that we are living in–to really appreciate our differences and learn from one another.  I have been empowered to let God’s truth drive out the fears and lies that can keep me in bondage; God has grown me to have a better understanding of what it means to glorify Him in my role of being a woman, daughter, sister, wife, and eventually mother.  Through the course, I also grew in the area of biblical counseling children on a day-to-day informal basis.  The best part about this course is that I now feel more equipped to continue learning throughout life.  The things that we studied will have far-reaching effects throughout the rest of my life as I continue revisiting the lessons, etc.

After spending 5 months together, studying and sharing life, it has been hard to see many of the classmates leave.  Each member has a different story of how they have been changed through their time in the Institute, and the Lord is bringing each one of them to a different place and circumstance for ministry.  For me (a very Ugandan phrase), I am excited to now be able to more fully engage in helping Syd with the camp.