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

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lulwanda Children’s Home Invitational

Today was a good day! Lulwanda Children’s home hosted a soccer tournament. Nine schools from around the Lulwanda region attended this event. Don and Mike officiated the games, and Scott shared the gospel with approximately 400 students and spectators. Scott threw a stick to illustrate how God has cast our sins away from us as far as the east if from the west. Many children prayed to receive Christ. After the tournament 2 soccer balls were given to every team that attended the tournament. One would have thought these balls were plated in gold by the way the children (and coaches) reacted to this gesture of grace. We awarded the Busiu team with three soccer balls as they were the champions of the tournament. With some help from the Dallas Texans – Houston Division, the Lulwanda team certainly was looking sharp! In an after game interview, star player Emmanuel commented, “They had big players.” The day ended in sweet sorrow as we exchanged goodbyes with our favorite 90 children in the continent of Africa. Leaving Lulwanda is always difficult because we fall deeper in love with these children every time we visit.
Earlier today, Jamie, Scott and Alicia visited 2 schools. Jamie preached at the first school with Scott and Alicia testifying. At the second school, Alicia and Jamie shared their testimonies as Scott preached a powerful message on the need to rely on God instead of ourselves. Many students were moved to trust in Christ at the secondary school that was the alma mater of interpreter Ben (Mike and Jamie’s favorite). They were able to get back to Lulwanda before the first soccer match expired.
Tomorrow the Mzungu (white person) choir will grace the stage of Pastor Timothy’s traditional Ugandan wedding (complete with tribal dancers). Please pray that our songs aren’t too boring for our upbeat African audience (we will not be dancing).
God has been clearly present around us in Uganda this week. Thank you all for your continued prayer support and we pray that God is blessing you as well. Continue to pray for everyone’s health which is currently good. Please also pray for safe travel to and from the wedding.
For now, keep it real and Godspeed.

Mike and Jamie

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