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, July 6, 2010

I am no longer in de Nile

We have our bags packed and are ready to head off to our airport departure time tonight at Entebbe International Airport. We enjoyed our day of relaxation and “winding down” yesterday at Jinja Nile Resort. Most of the team went whitewater rafting on the Nile river rapids and had a lot of fun. That afternoon we relaxed by the pool and in the pool cracking jokes and reliving all of the wondrous things that God has done on the trip. We also discovered that Schweppes makes a great orange soda called Novida. The Internet here at this resort is horrible and the computer is completely infested with viruses and spyware, so if this even gets posted it will be a miracle. Before takeoff, we will head over to buy some gifts, and then we will be headed towards Amsterdam on our trip back home. We are all very excited to see all of our friends and family once again. It has been such a great trip. I will also attach some thoughts I wrote down yesterday on this blog as a post script.


P.S. Uganda has been like a blessing to me: greater than I have could have imagined. God has led me to villages where the poverty was much greater than I could have imagined, yet their dependence on God allows them to have greater joy and less stress even though their situations are more dire than anyone’s in America. The loss of simplicity and innocence in America has created a false urgency in daily life about things that are not very important in the grand scheme of things. I gain greater perspective on what is important with every time I visit here. These two things from earth will last for eternity: the souls of human beings and God’s Word the Bible. All other things such as beauty, comfort, excellence, money, power, and fame are all temporary. Most of them only serve as distractions away from God’s purpose for our lives: to grow in our relationship with Him through Jesus Christ, His Son. With the right perspective, the rest of our life is meant to show God’s glory so that we grow in our faith and trust in God all of the time with all of our hearts.

1 comment:

  1. That is a beautiful reminder, Jamison.

    I really appreciate the updates that you and your team have posted on here, and I appreciate so much that you all used your time, your wealth, and all your might to share the good news of Christ!

    You have all been such a blessing to so many children, and to me as well.