We had a good day Sunday, there were more visitors to Bible study with Christian, three women. We believe that class is growing because God is getting ready to do new things with our Sundays! We are praying it grows into a service but are waiting on God’s timing on how to do that. In this muslim culture, men are not used to worshipping with women and when we first got here there were no men in the church services. They also have a hard time with having singing with the Word of God. So we wait on God to grow this small group while teaching them His Word. The new women that came asked Christian to pray with them and also asked if he could get them bibles.

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19

I had a bigger than usual older class and am very excited and encouraged about it. Not only were there more older children there, even the newcomers participated! We are learning all about the Bible, including memorization of the books of the Bible. When they have memorized the books they will receive their very own Bible. There was a lot of excitement among them and I am glad. I believe the ones that really want to learn more about God will work hard to get one and will appreciate and take care of it. My prayer is all of them get one!

We also have a new addition to our Sunday School service, Isaiah. He is living here in the village and working for us and with us. At least until November, for six months he travels with a ministry we met, the founders of it are from Alaska. They go to villages all over Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and more for six months doing children’s ministry. They stay for about a week doing a school, I guess it would be comparable to our vacation Bible school in the States. We are happy to have him, a very sweet and quiet young man. He has jumped right in to helping out wherever he sees a need, whether he is asked or not. I have a feeling I will be sad when he has to leave! We are thankful that we have been given the opportunity to look out for him while the rest of his team is off doing other things. He came to Christ a few years ago and his family disowned him and chased him out of his village. He really has no family to go home to when their time of travel and ministry is over for the year so we were asked if we could look out for him and put him to work – they would pay his salary but they care so much for him that they didn’t want to leave him to fend for himself. He says we are a blessing to him but already he is becoming the blessing to us!

Hope you all have a blessed week, pray for us as we try and get our car situation sorted out! We have so much work here to do and have to travel back and forth to Kampala at least once this week (in a wrecked car).

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I am a Jesus lover, wife, mother and grandmother. I live in Uganda with two of my best friends and get to experience God's love, grace and mercy everyday. This is my personal blog and posts, pictures and views don’t necessarily represent the views of our organization. They are from our personal experiences as missionaries.

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  1. What a great post, Rhonda. I am so happy that the women are coming to Bible Study. Praying you are able to start a church service in the near future. I know you much be delighted to have Isaiah. What a blessing he must be. Hoping this is an encouragement to you and Christian after such rough days you have recently. We thank God for your service and the witness you are for the people in Uganda.

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  2. I’m praying for you, Rhonda. I can’t imagine the tasks you have ahead of you! Only with God’s strength and courage. To understand and learn the culture and history of foreigners is indeed a major undertaking May you be wonderfully blessed as you minister to those around you…thank you for sharing. I’m enjoying reading your life’s story.

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