I HAVE THREE STORIES THAT I WANT TO TELL, ABOUT HOW GOD HAS BEEN WORKING HERE IN KAMPALA RECENTLY. IN THE SUBURB OF KAWEMPE, WE HAVE FOUR HOUSE CHURCH LOCATIONS AND SOME OF THE RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVING FOOD FROM THE MANNA MINISTRY. FOR THE LAST SIX MONTHS I HAVE BEEN TRAVELING OUT THERE, TO MINISTER TO THE PEOPLE AND JUST SHARE GODS LOVE WITH THEM. WELL, AT THE SPOT ALONG THE ROAD WHERE YOU HAVE TO TURN OFF OF THE MAIN ROAD, THERE HAS BEEN A SIGN POST FOR THE LOCAL WITCH DOCTOR. THIS PAST WEEK WHEN I WAS THERE, I NOTICED THAT THE SIGN WAS GONE, SO I INQUIRED ABOUT IT, AND LO AND BEHOLD, THE DARKNESS COULD NOT STAND THE LIGHT AND THE WITCH DOCTOR AND HIS SIGN HAVE LEFT KAWEMPE!!
IN KIFUMBIRA, WHERE WE HAVE STARTED A NEW HOUSE CHURCH OF PREDOMINATLY MEN, I HAVE BEEN TEACHING A SERIES ABOUT THE MAN THAT GOD USES, AND HOW IF JESUS CALLED AND USED FISHERMEN, TAX COLLECTORS, CARPENTERS, AND EVEN ZEALOTS THEN HE CAN MOST CERTAINLY USE MEN LIKE ME AND THE MEN OF KIFUMBIRA. PRAISE GOD, HIS WORD IS HITTING HOME WITH THESE GUYS. THERE ARE 10-15 MEN THAT COME TO THE STUDY AND ALMOST ALL OF THEM HAVE NOW GIVEN THEIR LIVES TO JESUS!!
THIS PAST WEEKEND, THE PASSION WORLD TOUR(CHRIS TOMLIN, MATT REDMAN, LOUIE GIGLIO ETC.) WAS HERE IN KAMPALA, AT MAKERERE UNIVERSITY AND THE KAMPALA URBAN TEAM WAS ASKED TO BE A PART OF IT. ON THE FIRST AFTERNOON, I WAS STATIONED OUTSIDE OF THE FENCE ON THE DORM SIDE OF THE FIELD AND MY JOB WAS TO DIRECT THE STUDENTS TO THE AREAS WHERE THEY COULD RECEIVE A WRISTBAND AND ENTER THE GATE. I WAS THERE WITH MY FRIEND DOUGLAS ALIRO AND WE WERE TOLD TO BE IN PLACE AROUND 3PM. SO, GIVEN THE FACT THAT IT WAS NOW 1PM WE DECIDED TO GO FOR A WALK AROUND THE CAMPUS AND WE FOUND OURSELVES AT THE MENS DORM, WHERE WE DECIDED TO GO IN AND TELL SOME GUYS ABOUT JESUS. WE KNOCKED ON A FEW DOORS AND WERE INVITED IN TO ONE ROOM WHERE THERE WERE SEVEN UNIVERSITY SENIORS HANGING OUT. WELL, WE SHARED OUR TESTAMONIES, PREACHED THE GOSPEL, ANSWERED QUESTIONS AND PRAYED WITH THESE GUYS, AND PRAISE THE LORD, FOUR OF THEM ACCEPTED JESUS!!
DAILY, I AM TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY THAT GOD CHOSE ME OF ALL PEOPLE TO BE HERE, AND BE A SMALL PART OF WHAT HE IS DOING HERE, HE IS SO COOL!!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Christina was asked by Mama Agnes and Thomas of Soweto to join them in a time of teaching and encouragement for the ladies of the Network. As you can see, it was well attended by both the ladies and the men!! Praise God that many came to hear the word of truth and saving grace in our Lord and Savior. Pray for those who attended that they will go out and spread the good news of Jesus Christ and that they will take the teachings of today to heart and incorporate them into their lives and into the lives of their family and friends.
OUR VERY GOOD FRIEND JOSEPH, RECENTLY TOOK WALKER FOR A RIDE ON HIS MOTORCYCLE. IT WAS A SHORT RIDE FROM THE MINISTRY CENTER TO JOSEPH'S HOUSE, BUT THEY BOTH HAD A BALL. WALKER IS A MAN'S MAN, HE RIDES MOTORCYCLES, AND HE DOMINATES ON THE FUTBOL PITCH. AS GOAL KEEPER ON HIS TEAM AT HERITAGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, HE ALLOWED ZERO GOALS AGAINST THE TEAM FROM THE UGANDA JUNIOR LEAGUE, HE ROCKS!!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
ON THURSDAY, MAY 15TH 2008, WE HELD A SPECIAL BAPTISM CEREMONY AT LAKE VICTORIA FOR SOME OF THE SECURITY GUARDS THAT WE MINISTER TOO. WE USUALLY BAPTIZE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS, BUT MANY GUARDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON SUNDAYS, SO WE WENT TO THEIR HOMES IN SOWETO AND PICKED THEM UP AND TOOK THEM TO THE LAKE AND HAD A WONDERFUL CEREMONY FOR THESE FOUR MEN AND ONE WOMAN.
Friday, May 09, 2008
TODAY, WE WENT TO THE DORCAS ORPHANAGE AND SHARED THE LOVE OF JESUS WITH THE CHILDREN THERE. IT WAS SO COOL AND THE CHILDREN WERE SO HAPPY TO HAVE US THERE. THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 30 KIDS THERE, FROM AGE 6-17. I KNOW THAT I WAS BLESSED MUCH MORE FROM THE VISIT THAN THEY WERE. THE MATRON ASK IF WE WOULD PLEASE COME BACK AND SHARE MORE STORIES FROM THE BIBLE WITH THEM SOON, YOU KNOW THAT WE WILL.
EVERYDAY, ON AT LEAST ONE OF THE ROADS THAT WE TRAVEL, WE HAVE THE PLEASURE OF TRYING NOT TO BE GORED BY ONE OF THE ANKOLE COWS. THEY ARE BIG, THEIR HORNS ARE HUGE, AND THEY ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE, BUT THEY ARE STILL SAFER THAN THE TAXI DRIVERS.