Uganda Blessings

Greetings from Naluko, Uganda.
Our team had the honor of meeting an entire family with special needs yesterday near the church in Naluko. We were told of this family by Pastor Majok of Calvary Chappel Naluko. The mother is completely blind and lost her husband awhile ago and her daughter and two grandchildren live with her in a small one bedroom house. To add to this, her daughter and both grandchildren are lame. She told us the these diseases run in her family as her parents were disabled also. They were such a sweet family and were so excited to extend a warm welcome and show hospitality to us as we visited them.
We asked if we could share a story with them and they all accepted the invitation. We shared the story of Jesus and his time here on earth, his crucifixtion and his ascension to Heaven. They listened intently and we asked if they would like to receive Christ’s call to join Him in His Heavenly Kingdom. The mother said she had received Christ as her Savior but her daughter said through the interpreter that she would like to. We prayed with her and upon completion her face was filled with joy and her hope was restored. We know that seeds were planted into her grandchildren and many neighbors that were there also listening to the Greatest Story Ever Told.
Thank you all back home for your prayers and support which we really feel. Your prayers are the power supply that feeds this ministry

Update from the Uganda Team

Romans 10:13-15 (KJV) 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

We met today with some leaders in the community. Seven of them were Muslims this included the president/mayor of the village. The team all shared their personal testimonies along with a clear presentation of the Gospel. All the Muslims accepted the Lord for which there is a major cost. It’s the first seven guys from left to right.

Psalms 1:1-3 (ESV) 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

Carol, Debbie and Levenia met for fellowship with the ladies of the church. Carol shared from Psalm 1 about not walking in the counsel of the ungodly. Many of the ladies repented, saying they are Christians and living sinful lives but now God has “pinched” them and they have repented!

Please pray for these new believers to grow in the Lord. They are likely to face pretty intense persecution. Pray for the hearts of the ladies to make a lasting change and glorify God in all they do and say. Also pray for continued health for the team. Everyone is doing great and feeling good!

Thank you all for praying. We can really feel your prayers so don’t stop.

Pastor Gary I KusunokiCalvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano
31612 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Office: +1(949)443-2572
Website: http://www.calvarysjc.com

Update from Uganda Team

We appreciate all the prayers. We had another great time visiting our son’s church this morning. We had sweet worship in both English and the native language. Pastor Abraham taught the word. Around 34 people were baptized after the service It is so glorious to see these new Christians being baptized in a little tiny blow up pool in there full dresses. They don’t even like water and are actually afraid of it going in their face, but they want to live for Jesus and proclaim what He has done for them.. Debbie and I will be meeting with the women tomorrow for a time in the word. Please continue to pray. God is answering the prayers of His Saints.

Love,
Carol

Anchored in Hope

Hebrews 6:18-19 (KJV) 18 That by two immutable things, in which [it was] impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 19 Which [hope] we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

As we make our way over to what was once called the “Dark Continent” (Africa) I am reminded of those who have gone before. Men and women who braved not just hours of travel but months of danger and disease all to share in the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They risked it all to bring hope to the hopeless. Some paid the ultimate price others endured years of separation from family and friends. Jonathan Livingstone did it all for one convert. Yet I know that he would never have said that it wasn’t worth it. How could we hold back from the one who has held nothing back from us?God gave his one and only son to die for us. What worth is inconvenience, danger or even death in comparison to that? The death I speak is not necessarily a physical death but a spiritual one. Death to self, to our own dreams, desires and plans. All to share the Hope of Jesus with the hopeless.

So as in times past we weigh anchor not knowing what lies ahead. That doesn’t matter as we have the assurance of who holds the anchor to our heart and soul. It is Jesus!

Pray for our team as we travel to Uganda and South Sudan in these next few weeks.

1. Pray for traveling mercies.
2. For God’s divine hand of protection and guidance.
3. Pray for us to have a sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit. 4. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give us the boldness to be His witnesses.
5. Pray for favor with the customs and immigration officials in the countries we visit. 6. Pray that our team will remain unified and humble before the Lord. 7. Pray for God to prepare the hearts of those we will be sharing with.
8. Pray that we will be able to encourage the church of Jesus Christ here in Uganda and South Sudan. 9. Pray for enduring fruit and souls to be brought into the kingdom. 10. Let the Word of God have its perfect work in the hearts of those who hear.

One final word. If today you feel hopeless and lost won’t you turn to Jesus right now? Look to Him the author and finisher of our faith. He promises to hear and to hold you in His hand. He promises to cleanse you from sin, to bring you from darkness to light, from loneliness into the family of God and He who promises is faithful.

Pastor Gary I Kusunoki
Calvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano
31612 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Office: +1(949)443-2572
Website: http://www.calvarysjc.com

Prayer for Tony and Hilda Heindl

Please be in prayer for Tony and Hilda. As you know we have been lifting them up as Hilda has battled cancer for the last two months. She is now on the brink of going home to be with Jesus. The doctors have said it is imminent. Please keep them in your prayers especially for Tony as his wife of 41 years goes before him to heaven. I know that God can still heal her and we anointed her with oil and laid hands on her so if that is His will we pray for a miracle that only He can perform.

Pastor Gary Kusunoki
Calvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano
31612 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Office: (949)443-2572
Website: http://www.calvarysjc.com

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