All team members are healthy and doing well. We continue to see the Lord work in amazing ways! (Please know that this update is wholly inadequate to describe what is happening here.) Each day this week, members of our team have grouped together with Ugandan translators to perform hut to hut evangelism in different areas around the new Kidoko church, and each day all have reported new believers in Jesus Christ. At afternoon crusade services, two Americans give testimonies and one American serves as the preacher of the Good News. On Tuesday, Cindy and Clay gave testimonies, and Keith was the preacher. On Wednesday, Stephen and Marsha gave testimonies, and Tyson was the preacher. The programs are organized by our Ugandan hosts, and each day has seen incredible responses to altar calls. Children have responded as well to Bible stories. Prison ministry teams were Stephen, Tyler, and Fred on Tuesday and Stephen and Clay on Wednesday. Area schools were visited by Don and Marsha on Tuesday and Tyler on Wednesday. The prison and school outreaches have also proven fruitful as many (100+) have professed new faith in Jesus as their hope of heaven. Clay, Rose, and Dee Dee continue their work at Lulwanda Childrens Home taking portraits of the children, filming daily activities, and preparing short biographies.
Needless to say, our team has been busy and is tired, but we've all been motivated by witnessing incredible results and by working alongside faithful Ugandan coworkers. We are encouraged and energized, praising God for His blessing upon this outreach. All have been stretched, but the growth among our team's rookies (to Uganda) has been most astounding. All have done everything that was asked of them, even if far outside their comfort zone. Tyson delivered a clear, confident, Spirit-led sermon at today's crusade, and led a group of new believers in the "sinners prayer" at the conclusion. Tyler showed courage to enter a prison with very tight quarters and deliver a testimony on Tuesday, followed by being the lone American visiting two schools and delivering sermons at each on Wednesday. Stephen has been bold in delivering testimonies, which often turn into "preachimonies" as he confidently declares the urgency of believing in Jesus and walking with Him. Following hut-to-hut evangelism in the mornings, Stephen has volunteered to visit a prison each afternoon this week (three so far). Wow. Clay delivered a prison sermon after which all 24 prisoners professed faith in Christ! Cindy has been incredible leading hundreds of children during childrens programs, and typically returns with 20+ names of new believers each day from hut-to-hut evangelism! Marsha has proven to be a trooper by visiting schools, by walking dusty trails to perform hut to hut evangelism, by delivering testimonies, and visiting the LCH garden plot.
Please pray for continued good health, boldness in Him, open Ugandan ears to the Good News, and spiritual victories! We plan to follow a similar program on Thursday and Friday.
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