Friday, October 12, 2007

GULU AND FT. PORTAL






A TEAM CONSISTING OF MYSELF, DANNY HOOD, JIMMY BARRY, CHUCK WATSON, EARNEST BUYONDO, AND PASTOR DEO BAMANYA TRAVELED AROUND UGANDA VISITING AND ENCOURAGING MISSIONARIES AND LOCAL PASTORS. WE FIRST DROVE NORTH TO THE WAR RAVAGED AREA OF GULU. WE STOPPED AND VISITED AN IDP(INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE)CAMP. I WAS HEART BROKEN TO SEE THESE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO HOPE OF EVER HAVING A BETTER LIFE. THE PHYSICAL NEEDS ARE HUGE, BUT THE SPIRTUAL NEEDS ARE EVEN GREATER. PLEASE PRAY FOR THE CHURCH AND THE PEOPLE OF GULU. AFTER WE LEFT GULU AND MOVED SOUTH AND WEST, WE CROSSED THE NILE RIVER AND WERE SO INCREDIBLY BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO HIKE DOWN THROUGH THE BUSH TO VIEW AND PHOTOGRAPH THE RIVER AND THE FALLS. THE BEAUTY OF GOD'S CREATION IS BREATH TAKING. WE THEN MOVED WEST TO THE TOWN OF FT. PORTAL. FT. PORTAL IS AT THE FOOT OF THE RWENZORI MOUNTAINS ON THE CONGOLESE BORDER, THE LANDSCAPE THERE IS BEAUTIFUL. WE VISITED WITH OUR MISSIONARY, LEW JOHNSON, AND ENCOURAGED AND LOVED ON THE PEOPLE OF THE LOCAL HOUSE CHURCH THAT OUR PASTORS IN OUR NETWORK STARTED. THERE HAS BEEN A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF RAIN AND FLOODING, AND AS THE PICTURE SHOWS, WE CROSSED A RIVER WHERE THE BRIDGE WAS UNDER WATER. THERE CONTINUES TO BE ALOT OF SUFFERING FROM THE FLOODING AND WE PRAY THAT THINGS WILL SOON IMPROVE. PLEASE PRAY WITH US FOR THE ONE'S THAT ARE SUFFERING PHYSICALLY AND SPIRTUALLY IN UGANDA.

2 comments:

Bryan said...

Wow - what mixed feelings one can have while looking at these pictures. The beauty of God's world along with the seemingly hopelessness of a people at the same time. I am sure that these people feel a sense of God's presence when you are near them or with them.

The Phams said...

You guys are seriously in the most beautiful country in the world. :) It's amazing that people can live there and still deny God. :)