Fundraising

That’s something we haven’t done extensively in seven years.

Behind this is our personal attitude and our experience during this time confirms this very concretely for us. We know that this is not the only way. God will certainly lead other messengers differently and often it is a balancing act.

Between naivety on the one hand and human feasibility on the other hand, from our point of view, there is trust in God.

Our motto was and is: “Here I am, send me!” Isa 6,8 In the early stages, there was even a beautiful picture of God leading us through a swamp and going from plate to plate. But the next record won’t come until we’ve taken the step. That’s exactly how we experienced it.

That’s why we didn’t launch any fundraising or promotions. We wanted to leave it to God to finance what He had planned. At a few points, such as now with the building for the village learning center, we asked for donations via our friend letter, because we clearly felt that it was now our turn.

Sure, with sophisticated systems, we could have mobilized more finances, but would we have enabled something that is not in God’s plan? Acting humanely, so to speak? Or to stay in the picture, even provided for the next record.

In our case, in concrete terms, that would have been the case. We are seeing organic growth in Otacpab. It grows slowly and forms a healthy base. Too much financial resources would certainly have endangered this development, solely because of the cultural imprint.

In 2017, David had a dream. He saw Jörg (Papa) and himself working on a roof. They were good at it and it became a steep big roof. Everything looked great, but then it began to collapse because the base was not stable enough. At the time, we understood this dream as a warning not to build too fast and, above all, to ensure sufficient foundations. We have sometimes reminded each other of this with a smile in recent years. If we see today how Ot Pa Wora has developed, then it certainly has something to do with it. We have a good strong foundation. The work there is growing, as Ugandans say, "slow by slow".

So it can be read on the website of Ot Pa Wora and only yesterday David spoke about it again in our meeting.

Dear ones, this was not an easy path, because there were the points where it seemed to be missing. To always have the breath and the trust in God is a challenge. The article Uganda – Country of contrasts or what a day! describes such a situation. It is our experience that He was always there when it was necessary. This is a key conclusion from our seven years.

I want to encourage you to find your way with God on this point. It’s worth it!

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