Dear Prayer Warriors,
To say that they last few days here in Northern Uganda have been eventful would be an understatement. They have been full of fun, fellowship, ministry opportunities and stretching. The entire team is doing a great job and has been tireless in their efforts to minister the love of Jesus Christ to the people here.
It all began with our drive here. For the team that came from Entebbe it was over 18 hours in transit. For the Soroti team it was 15. We arrived a little after midnight and quickly got settled in our rooms. Exhaustion ruled the day and I know everyone just collapsed on their beds.
The next day we hit the ground running with VBS. We were supposed to do two half days but ended up doing one long one for about 420 kids. The team did great and really loved on them. Tony spent time sharing the Gospel with the parents. It was so truthful and the kids were really blessed.
Dr. Charles and I ended up going to do an assessment at refugee camp about an hour and a half from Midigo. There we found about 2,000 south Sudanese living in squalor. They had fled the fighting in their country some walking for a hundred miles or more. When we got there they had not had any food for that day and no prospect of where they were going to get some. Many of the children were malnourished Most fled with only the clothes on their backs as rebel troops raided their villages, killing indiscriminately. They told us many people died and fearing they would be next they ran for their lives. We were able to get them enough food for that day and tomorrow are going back with the team to help with feeding and to do a medical clinic with CC Midigo.
Today was church so we split the team into three. We went to three churches. At Yumbe, Tony Magtoto taught the word, in Kobala Ben taught the word. He was also asked to do a baptism and baby dedication and communion. He thought he was just bringing a world of encouragement! Two people accepted the Lord in Kobala. I taught from Isaiah 43 at the Midigo church. These areas are more than 95% Muslim and the churches are full!
Pray for us tomorrow as we go to work in the refugee camp bringing food and medical care and the Gospel.