She said some of the people she met in the impoverished country had no family, very little education and no money.
Yet they had an enormous amount of hope and joy, which came directly from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Angela said many of the young people they met on their travels were just like young people in Australia with the same thirst
for truth and desire to love and be loved.
‘The young people we met who had a faith, recognised the need in their own society for young people to hear the gospel proclaimed, in a meaningful way, directly from other young people.
‘They openly embraced the NET charism of evangelisation and were eager to learn more about the way that we do things in Australia.’
Mother Teresa’s quote will remain in the back of Angela’s mind as she returns to life in Brisbane and university next year.
‘I have learnt that it doesn’t matter what we do, whether we go to Africa or travel Australia or just simply be a Christian in the workforce or at university. The main thing to remember is not to have success as our main objective but faithfulness, and in doing this God promises we will be successful,’ Angela said.
NET will send another team to Uganda from mid-April to July in 2005. Donations are welcome.
For further information phone NET on (07) 3397 9666.
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