Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas in Kampala

Yesterday we went to celebrate and share the story of Christmas with the house church in Biina. What a blessing this group of believers is to our family! We were welcomed with a HUGE downpour, as you can see in the picture. It was wet, wet, wet and cold. There were several in the group that were unable to make it because of the rain, but it would take more than this mini flood to keep us from celebrating the birth of Jesus.
We passed out GOD LOVES YOU coloring books, crayons and "sweeties" (candy) to the children and most adults! Then Andrew read the story of Jesus' birth from Luke. What a joy it was to watch the children as they listened to the amazing story of our Savior's birth. We discussed the true meaning of the season and how we need to share the hope we have in Jesus Christ with others.
This group is a living testament to the faith, hope and love we have in Christ. There is a lot to be thankful for this year as we look forward to 2010. We have grown in love, knowledge of the Word and in size. We have a new addition as you can see in the picture, this beautiful baby girl was born about 3 weeks ago. What a blessing to the group and her family. We are still waiting on a name!
Praise God for Jjaja Esther and this group of believers that meet each week! Pray for them as they battle with health issues, lack of jobs and daily living. Even in the midst of their daily struggles they are a light unto their community. Pray that they will continue to share the love of Jesus with their neighbors, family and friends. Pray for Charles, as he has come to be a leader of this group. May God bless him with guidance and direction as he seeks to learn and grow in his faith.
Mukama ye bazibwe! Praise the Lord!