Suddenly my purchase of a huge package of toilet paper several months ago doesn’t look so silly. Ken asked me how many years it would last us. But there I was at Costco and price was too good to pass up. My motive was not prepping but frugalness.
We are sheltered in this time of isolation from most of everything around us. In the quietness, the old song, “O the blood of Jesus,” came to mind. So I began to search the scriptures on the blood of Jesus. God covered Adam and Eve with skins showing innocent blood was shed to cover them.-Gen 3:21 He confirmed his covenant with Abraham with a blood sacrifice.-Gen 15:8-17
Bishop Nathan Kyamanuwa, retired bishiop of the Bunyoro-Kitara Archdiocese, welcomed 718 people into fellowship at the Mohoro Town Church of Uganda on Sunday. Included among them were 235 people that have abandoned Owobusobozi Bisaka’s Faith of Unity ( a demonic cult religion), 89 from Islamic faith, and 160 not affiliated to any religion. It is significant since Muhorro is the headquarters of Unity of Faith.
Bishop Kyamanywa said people should stop believing and worshiping fellow human beings. Those who call themselves gods are already judged. He urged the converts to be strong in in faith because they will face insults ahead.
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This November, 150 pastors and church leaders will gather in Kagadi, Uganda. The Lord has been faithful to ignite a discipleship movement through your support of Gateway teams in the Kagadi area. However, it takes a constant effort to equip leaders who can, in-turn, train others to sustain it.
This truth makes your November Gateway team even more crucial. Ven. Canon Eric Twine, who has led the movement in Kagadi, has been promoted to begin igniting this movement in a much larger area of the Bunyro-Kitara region. It is essential that those he is leaving behind are strengthened to raise up others to both keep the ground gained and spread the Gospel beyond current boundaries.
The Gateway Center has partnered with the Church of Uganda's Bunyoro-Kitara Diocese in the Lake Albert region since 2007. The Lord has brought forth amazing growth during that period. Discipleship programs in the Kagadi Archdeaconry, a targeted administrative region, fueled a movement that added 30,000 people in 95 churches. The growth has been so strong that a whole new Archdeaconry has been added and Ugandan led discipleship programs are being carried out in churches throughout the whole diocese. With the Ugandan church training expanding on it’s own, we had to ask, “What more is there for us to do?”
Sometimes you just can’t get to sleep. I began musing on a word from a pastor, Mike Ferry. I had never heard of him, but his word was so right where we were at, that I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
Here is an excerpt: The Roaring 20s of 2020 are just moments ahead of us. God has released a new breed of Barnstormers in 2019! These bold, lionhearted world changers aren't driven by the crowds, the rush of adrenaline from the show, but the pure joy of seeing the hearts of their communities transformed. I see groups of this new breed gathering with a vision for regional impact. I believe an invasion of America's rural areas has already begun, which has yet to be heard about.* Read the full article here.
The Father's Love for the Prodigal Son “So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.” Luke 15:20
The four-hour journey to Ilorin, Nigeria was dark and seemingly endless. I had gotten food poisoning earlier in the trip so all I could do was just sit and listen to my Nigerian friends, Oluyole and Abraham, talk about the things of the Lord and the fire in the hearts of the emerging young leaders coming to Ilorin. I wondered how this was affecting our Muslim driver.
And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Luke 10:2
It was a beautiful moonlit night and the desert air was still hot. Sitting among the leaders around their personal fires for evening tea and listening to praise in French, English and Fufulde made the evening almost surreal.
I began reflecting on what the Lord was doing during our three day training of nomadic Christian leaders in the Muslim nation of Niger. We had flown three and a half hours over empty sub-Sahara desert to the village that was the outreach base to a stil further out region.
Report from Rev. Eric Twine:
Today as we held our last training, the report from Congo stands as follows: since September last year, reported cases have been 967; out of these 603 have died. These cases included 77 Doctors and of whom 26 died. This report was released on 03/17/2019 and was delivered to us by the Kagadi District Ebola Rapid Response and Disease Surveillance Unit- Serevano Tembo.
As neighbors we started praying for them from the day news broke out. We sure feel sorry for them, but the good news remains that there is no case reported in Uganda so far and there are high hopes that the efforts put in to sensitize the community on both prevention and prayer will strengthen the wall between Congo and Uganda.