Greetings in the name of our Lord and God, Jesus Christ.
King David, who is regarded to be the man after God’s own heart, was a great soldier whom God used to save Israel from all danger during Saul’s reign. I drew this inspiration of King David to serve God in the UGANDA PEOPLES DEFENCE FORCES (UPDF), which is the nation force.
I was brought up in challenging circumstances to which later God used to shape me and now am fully convinced that am being called to serve in the army. A lot of things happen mostly in the national army, where the ones entrusted with authority misuse it leading to the many losses of innocent lives; and subsequent situations that are always compromising our well elaborated motto, “FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY”. Majority have twisted it to be “For God and My Stomach” leading to a wide spread of corruption and abuse of office.
I made a prayer to God to lead me just like he did lead Gideon and King David, to be a soldier who will be God guided, truthful, defend the weak and speak for the speechless. But most importantly speak for God, to the very many broken hearts that need guidance to the truth, give them hope and lead them to Jesus Christ our Lord God so that they can learn how to make the right decisions. Take an example of a soldier who goes to the bar and shoots 10 innocent civilians dead simply because he thinks that’s the way to express anger and instill fear. People need to be talked to and shown love so that they in turn can do the same to their families, friends and relatives as well as to the entire community.
I therefore humbly request you to stand with me in prayer always especially as I prepare myself for training mid this month (9 months for basic training). It’s my dream and prayer that God will create a way for the Orphaned Heart Ministry to comfort and speak to these broken hearted soldiers in the near future. I also take this opportunity to thank our beloved beautiful and awesome mum, Janet Helms for allowing God to use her to reach to the broken hearts in Africa and East Africa in particular. Thank you mummy. I also thank everyone who contributes in all ways to this cause of supporting the OHM. May God richly bless you and protect you as well.
FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY.
Simon Peter “T”