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This blog is the collection of stories and updates from Rainbow Mike, the Director of Shalom Reconciliation Ministries in Kotido, Uganda.

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The Visions of Shalom

By Rainbow Mike, Jan 3 2017 06:16PM

I (Rainbow Mike) had a dream in the night about 3 weeks ago. I had a dream that I was walking among wild animals-- lions, baboons, tigers, etc. At first I was scared and picked some stone in my hand. But these animals were so friendly and never wanted to harm me. I became even more confident to move among them when I realized they were not dangerous. Ah! I woke up from the dream and I kept thinking what could this dream mean and what is God showing me. Well I prayed and went back to sleep because I usually take longer to rest on bed than any other days of the week.

My schedule was to play games with the boys and girls at shalom and then do memory verse/Bible story as usual. I was then taking my time to pray about what would God want me to go and share with the kids and also planning which game (football). I open the bible and felt a voice telling me to read Isaiah but then never heard any thing about the verse. I began to open Isaiah and some how got caught in chapter 11, as I read through verse 6 - 9 were so loud to my ears and then I remember the dream I had in the night. I was so happy though had no proper idea of what God was speaking to me. But on my way to shalom I found a song that I have never sang before coming into my mouth and I began singing about the GOD WHO GIVES PEACE to his children. He is the God of peace!!

I can see he is restoring peace in my life, in Karamoja and northern Uganda and other parts of the world. I sang it all the way to shalom home while I was driving. Praise God!! He speaks in many ways but many times we do not pay attention to the little small things he uses to take our attention, like the burning bush. I think if I was Moses, I could have ignored the burning bush because I have seen it many times. I agree that God speaks in many ways especially uses the common things we see, feel or hear but I was so challenged this time that I need to pay more attention to listen from God. Oh Father, help us listen to your voice and understand the things you speak to us. I pray that you help us as we take time to plan for the new year 2017.

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