Tuesday, November 16, 2010
We have been appointed as career IMB missionaries to Madagascar, and will go there on Jan 6th, 2011. Our stateside assignment has been great, we have reconnected with family and alot of churches that we pray will join us as we serve God and His people in Madagascar. Please start praying now for our new people, that they would have open hearts to the message that we will be bringing. Our next post will be from the big island. God bless.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
JULY 14TH, 2010: THE IN-HOME CARE KITS THAT WE HAD REQUESTED WERE DELIVERED TO THOSE IN NEED IN THE SLUM AREAS OF NAGURU AND NATEETE. THE BGR IS AN ARM OF THE IMB THAT HELPS CONNECT THOSE IN NEED WITH THOSE WHO CARE, AND WE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF NOT ONLY SERVING THEIR PHYSICAL NEEDS WITH THESE BUCKETS, BUT WERE ABLE TO SHARE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS WITH THEM AS WELL. THESE BUCKETS CONTAIN MANY ITEMS THAT WILL ASSIST CARE GIVERS OF HIV PATIENTS. THERE IS EVERYTHING FROM SOAP TO BED SHEETS TO VITAMINS IN THESE BUCKETS THAT HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED BY BAPTIST CHURCHES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. THE KAMPALA URBAN TEAM WAS ABLE TO DELIVER 50 BUCKETS TOTAL, IN FOUR DIFFERENT LOCATIONS OF THE TWO SLUMS. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HEARD THE GOSPEL AND SEVERAL PRAYED TO RECEIVE JESUS. WE THANK GOD FOR ALLOWING US TO BE A PART OF HIS WORK, AND FOR BLESSING US WITH THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE THOSE IN NEED.
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
THE KIDS AND STAFF AT MUSANA CHILDRENS HOME SEND THEIR GREETINGS AND THANKS TO SPRING HILL BAPTIST CHURCH FOR THE INCREDIBLE GIFT OF NEW SPORTS EQUIPMENT. THE KAMPALA URBAN TEAM HAD THE PLEASURE OF DELIVERING THE NEW THINGS TO MUSANA CHILDRENS HOME AND GETTING TO SPEND TIME WITH ALL OF THE KIDS THERE AND SHARE THE LOVE OF JESUS WITH THEM. THANKS TO THE GENEROUS GIFT FROM THE GUYS AT SHBC, WE WERE ABLE TO TAKE THE CHILDRENS HOME A NEW VOLLEYBALL SET, BADMITTON SET, PING PONG SET, 4 SOCCER BALLS, A FOOTBALL, A BASKETBALL, A CASE OF 50 NEW BIBLES, TOOTHBRUSHES, TOOTHPASTE, AND MONEY TO PURCHASE NEW MOSQUITO NETS AND SUPPLIES FOR THEIR CLINIC. ANDREA, THE DIRECTOR OF THE HOME WAS BLOWN AWAY AND WANTED US TO EXPRESS HER EXTREME GRATITUDE FOR THE OVERWHELMING GIFT. THERE ARE ABOUT 150 KIDS AT MUSANA, AND MOST OF THEM HAVE LOST THEIR PARENTS TO HIV AND THEY JUST REALLY WANT TO FEEL LOVED, AND SPRING HILL HAS BROUGHT SOME LOVE TO THEM. SPRING HILL ROCKS!! MAY GOD CONTINUE USING SHBC TO BLESS "THE LEAST OF THESE" MATT.25:40
Thursday, April 01, 2010
We were recently blessed with a gift that we used to purchase some English and Luganda Bibles. We made the trip to the Bible House a family trip so that our kids could be a part of this. The first Bibles were given to some ladies at a Bible study in Namuwango/Soweto. Thank you friends for this wonderful gift.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Afew weeks ago I was able to accompany a volunteer team from Early, Texas to an orphanage called Musana Childrens Home. The home is run by a young lady from Colorado and a group of volunteers. The children were so excited to have our team come out to visit them, they greeted us with shouts and songs and found great joy in showing us around their home. There are over 100 kids here that are receiving education, nutrition, and health care, it is a wonderful home. We played games, told stories and shared the love of Jesus with them. I am quite sure that we were blessed by this visit just as much, if not more than the kids were.
Monday, March 15, 2010
The Book of Acts records many new believers meeting in their homes for church, and Jesus tells us in Matthew that where two or three are gathered in His name, He will be there with them. Today was such an occasion. In the slum area of Naguru, a new house began and Jesus' name was made famous to people that live here and His name was glorified. After spending many days walking through this area evangelizing, a man of peace was found and a place to meet was granted. Twenty people, ten men and ten women gathered round to listen to God's word, sing a song of praise, and pray together. It was wonderful, and I wish all of you could have been here to experience the power of God in Naguru. To God be the glory, great things He is doing!!
Friday, February 26, 2010
. . . and all the time God is good! In earlier posts we introduced you to Tina and her amazing journey in faith. She has endured many struggles over the past year. The death of her husband in an auto accident. A partial loss of use in her right arm and leg as part of that same accident. But, through it all she has kept her eyes on the one who provides, the one who supports and the one who sustains, our Heavenly Father. You may remember that she had a little girl in September and we named her Faith. Take a look at Faith now! God has provided Tina with a beautiful little girl, a testament to her faith in Jesus Christ. May God continue to be glorified in the life of Tina and Faith. May Tina share her faith and testimony as she shares the story of her little girl.
"I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ." Philemon :6
Sunday, February 14, 2010
On this day of celebrating love, we were able to share with those at Lugoba Baptist Church the most important love all all, the love of Jesus Christ! Andrew was able to share through Scripture the importance of love as commanded in John 15. Our prayer is that the love of Jesus would shine through each and every day in the lives of those in this church, this community and throughout Kampala.
This picture cannot fully capture the outpouring of love this sister in Christ is laying at our Father's feet. She worships in song, totally unaware of those around. Her only focus is on the one who died for her, who shed His blood for her and who has prepared a place in heaven for her.
Here is one of my favorite young friends, Ivan, getting ready to sing "Go Light Your Candle". This song simply encourages each one to grab the hand of another and share the love of Jesus. A simple message with eternal consequences! Praise God for these young people, dedicated to sharing God's love through music.
"I will sing of the Lord's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations." Psalms 89:1