Thank YOU!!!

This blog has been created so that you, our family, friends and senders can keep up with the happenings on our mission trip to Sibanga Village, Uganda, East Africa.

We would like to thank each of you for praying, giving, and loving us well, onward and upward, before, during and after our trip.
Your prayers over us are so important. We ask you to pray for safety and good health (for us and our families), wise choices, and most of all, for the Holy Spirit and the Love of Jesus to be evident in us, with each other, with the people we encounter on the planes and in the airports, and with everyone we meet in Uganda.

We would also like to thank you for your monetary support. The Lord has provided through YOU and continues to do so!
Thank you...
from all of us to all of you...
for giving to the Lord.

Prayer Requests

Village Evangelism – Sibanga Village

Ministry to Orphans – Lulwanda Children’s Home

We ask you to pray:
... that each team member would taste and see that the LORD is good.
... that we (both, as team members and as individuals) are obedient to the Holy Spirit's calling, orchestration, mercy, and love before, during and after the trip.
... for team unity and that we would be obedient to our team, and mini-team, leaders.
... that we would be used as the LORD's instruments to minister to and share the gift of salvation with the people of Sibanga Village and the surrounding schools and prisons that we may visit throughout the week.
... for softened hearts (their hearts AND ours!).
... for the safety, good health and peace for the loved ones we are leaving in the U.S. for the two week trip.
... for travel mercies and good health for all team members (before, during and after the trip!).


June 24-25 – Please pray for travel mercies on KLM Airlines as we depart Houston and arrive in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and then on to Entebbe, Uganda.

June 26 – Pray as we travel 2 hours to Mbale, Uganda (via van) and for recovery of jet lag.

June 27 – Pray for our teaching and encouragement for Pastor Morris Ogenga, his wife Aidah, the Elders and congregation of Mbale Presbyterian Church.

June 28-30 – Please pray as the team will daily share the Gospel (hut-to-hut, in public schools and in prisons) to the people of Sibanga Village. Team members will be sharing testimonies, teaching children, and preaching at afternoon crusades, local high schools and prisons. Pray also for the new pastor of Sibanga PCU, Pastor Emmanuel.

July 2 – Please pray for the team as they conduct a soccer camp for the orphans at Lulwanda Children’s Home and local school children. Pray that the soccer balls and uniforms are well received.

July 3 – Please pray as Pastor Timothy of Apokoro PCU (Tomball Bible Church 2006 church plant) is joined in marriage with Beatrice. Pray for the two of them as they begin their life together as husband and wife. The team is excited for the opportunity to attend Pastor Timothy and Beatrice’s wedding!

July 4 – Pray for our teaching and encouragement at Kidoko PCU. And pray also for travel mercies as the team makes their way from Mbale to Jinja (via 2 hour van ride).

July 4-5 – Pray for rest, refreshment and renewal for the team members at the Jinja Nile Resort.

July 6-7 – Please pray again for travel mercies on KLM Airlines as we depart Entebbe, Uganda and make the way back stateside, by way of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and on to Houston.

Thank you for praying for Uganda Mission 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Good God Tired.

Know the feeling? When God has poured you out physically and emotionally and you don't know exactly what it was that took so much out of you, but you are very aware it is gone. That was the experience for many who went hut to hut and schools today. It is amazing how pouring out your heart and pleading with individuals to receive Christ can leave you so drained. God allowed Mike and Kayla's first hut to hut experience to be an exhilirating time as they walked through corn fields sharing the gospel and seeing God draw so many of his children into his kingdom. Kayla and Larry gave their testimonies at the crusade and Don got to hear his son preach to the Sibanga people and witness Mike's invitation to them to receive Christ as their Lord and savior. During the time of invitation, Larry was able to encourage a man to give his life to the Lord. Larry found out later that this man was a man Dee had witnessed to earlier in the day and he had promised he would come to the crusade. There were many ways like this we saw God's hand working things out perfectly.

What a difference a day makes and changing to the other side of the road makes. It was incredible the difference in the openness to the gospel that was present today. Many team members reported that every hut or almost every hut people were eager to accept Christ. The openness to hearing the gospel and receptiveness to respond was completely humbling. Bringing humility and tears many times to those going hut to hut and seeing 2 and 3 generations in families all pray to receive Christ at the same time. It was a thrill to see the joy tonight on the faces of some who had prayed to receive Christ the day before. Smiles so big their faces could barely hold them, reminded us the difference Christ makes.

God worked things out perfectly for Stephen as he courageously went to share at the prisons by himself today. He saw the same Ugandan team members as well as many of the prisoners he had met the year before. Out of the 60 prisoners only 11 are now left that have not trusted Christ. Stephen shared that he had fallen back in love with prisons. It wasn't clear if he was wanting to go to prison or loved seeing the prisoners become set free by Christ.

Melissa and Rose continued to teach at the Children's home where they were blessed with the opportunity to spend time encouraging and teaching the children and staff.. Teaching the students and teachers how to use the computers to aide in doing more of their work.

Jamie and Alicia went to schools today. They were unable to share at the first school because the school already had a program for the afternoon scheduled and it was going to interrupt too much of the children's schooling. The second school they attended they were greeted with friendliness, yet there was a heaviness in the air. Before leaving the school, one of the teachers told Jamie and Alicia that the school was built on an Islam foundation. All of the teachers at the school are Christians, but the children are being raised at home in the Muslim faith. The teachers are praying for Christianity to come to the children and their homes. Please pray for them.

The last school Jamie and Alicia attended had a drastically different atmosphere. They had a worship service and church before they even began to share their testimony or the gospel. Many children prayed to receive Christ at both schools, but they were strongly reminded that the battle we face here on earth is not against flesh and blood, but of principalities.

The team was also encouraged multiple times today from the people out at the Lulwanda Children's home and one of the pastors translating hut to hut that they receive so much encouragement from the teams that take the time to come out to help them further spread the gospel. That just knowing we are coming helps them persevere through often very difficult circumstances.

We also did some celebrating of our own today as we celebrated Kayla's birthday with a Ugandan cake. Even though some of you might think we were late, it was really that we have become accustomed to running on Ugandan time. If you want to know what a Ugandan cake is like just mix alot of sugar in paper mache' and spread that on your cake. Enjoy!!

We covet your prayers and ask that you would continue to pray for good health and endurance as we have another full day tommorrow.

1 comment:

  1. You guys are bringing His light to the darkness. May He bless you and protect you.