We had a great time in America, so happy to see family and friends but sad that as busy as we were we didn’t get to see everyone we would have liked to. We visited churches to talk about our life here in Uganda. Since coming back we have been quite busy! We are preparing for a pretty big group from America that are coming soon, that’s exciting and a little nerve-wracking! First time hosting that many people and praying they will see just a small part of our life, and daily life of our community. We plan on keeping them busy with construction, learning how to make bricks, entertaining children and educating girls about puberty. All in four days! Pray for us all!
I have been preparing The Mandate Newsletter so over the next week I will be posting some of those stories to update you on what is going on here. You can always go to themandate.com to check out what The Mandate does to help alleviate poverty and sign up for the newsletter.
Preaching the Gospel.
“Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.”
1 Timothy 4:13
We have seen God’s hand on our ministry mightily moving the past two months. Many youth are giving their lives to Jesus Christ. We have seen Him adding people hungry to study His word on Sunday mornings, and this month we added a preaching service on Sunday evenings. Last Sunday there were 65 people – over half were men. Some of the men that have just started attending study or preaching are muslim and are not accustomed to worshipping side by side with women so it has been a great encouragement to see them and hear them ask deep meaningful questions about God, His Word and His Son. We have also been seeing growth in some of the people who have been attending for a long time.
Every week Christian has been going to the men’s prison near us. There are three hundred sixty men imprisoned there and about half have attended for the message. Christian spent some time with the warden and had opportunity to answer some of his questions about verses in the Bible. Many of the men have no-one to visit them and a lot of them have had very little education. There are requests for soap and toiletries but also books and pens for a literacy program they offer. If the men don’t have anyone to help them with the cost, they aren’t able to participate. There are also many requests for Bibles. We are thankful we are able to help and bless them with some of these material things, but mostly that we are able to minister the Word of God.
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There are many requests for Bibles in our village and in the prison. We would love for you to partner with us in donating a Bible – the cost of one Bible is $10. I would like to make them personal so if you would like, we can inscribe your name and/or a short word of encouragement/scripture inside of the Bible. Together we are making a difference.
To learn more or donate to the Bible fund biblesforbusowobi