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

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday at Mbale PCU

The team had a good day today at Mbale PCU where we experienced true African worship through the songs provided by the Dove choir, the children's choir, and the youth choir as they sang English and African praise songs. Teaching was filled by Alicia teaching women's Sunday school, Mike teaching men's Sunday school, Dee teaching children's Sunday school and Jamison preaching to finish the morning.

Today has been a sweet reunion of various team members with numerous Ugandans who have been a part of our lives over the past many years. Being at Mbale PCU was a time to see our team reaching out with love to the Ugandan people and the Ugandans reaching out to our team with love. A continuation of our day was when we arrived at Lulwanda Children's Home in the afternoon. The team spent fun time playing soccer with the kids, holding hands with numerous children and learning some new card games from the children. It struck the team that the importance of what we did today by investing just a few hours of our time in these kids was that we were giving these children male and female companionship hours that they would not get without our presence. No outstanding words of wisdom were spoken by the team. No problems of the world were solved today. But 90 children are in bed tonight knowing that 11 people from Tomball, Texas love them enough that we will travel around the world to hold their hand, play cards with them or allow them to show off their soccer skills.

Tomorrow, the team will begin our ministry to the people of Sibanga village through hut to hut evangelism, testimonies and preaching. 2 members of the team will be visiting schools in the area presenting the Gospel and giving testimonies. And 3 team members will return to Lulwanda to begin investing in the teachers of Lulwanda Primary School by teaching them computer skills.

It has been a good day.

Larry Hoelscher

1 comment:

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