When I began blogging I was far more open with details in my life than I can be now. I understand precisely when that shifted. It was when the enemies used what I wrote as ammunition in court against me, taking it out of context, twisting it to say not what I meant but what would serve their purposes. For the first time in my life I had a literal enemy that was out to damage me. I admit now every time I post a blog I wince and wonder, “what will they do with that one?” And if they are reading this, I would really appreciate if they’d remove the photos of me and my family from their website. Honestly!
There’s no freedom in my heart to write under those conditions. I don’t want our ministry damaged, my children persecuted, my own character assassinated. That’s why I began Mzungu Mama blog. Not to spout venom about anyone in particular, that’s not my style, but to exercise my freedom of speech. As an American, I learned while in court in a foreign country how critical it is to me personally to have freedom of speech. It crushed my heart to have that freedom taken away. The memory still evokes a tear to drop.
I’m entitled to privacy. I welcome supporters and friends of our work in Uganda to join, follow, and encourage us. I know every individual who is on the list for access to that sight. They are my friends. Isn’t that what facebook was supposed to be? For friends? It somehow became a marketing tool and popularity contest. I pass. For the work we do in Uganda, and the precious children it involves there, we need supporters, love, encouragement, not critics and destroyers.
So whoever Mama Kooz is and continues to request access, (nearly every day without identification) which I ignore because there’s no introduction to the person behind the username, I refuse your access. I can only assume you are “them”. If you are them, “Go Away!”
ps I believe now that since I have such an ornery pushy pesky enemy I must be doing something really good for God. So I will keep doing it!