“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9
As I write this our team of 17 people is on the bus headed for LAX. We are all so excited to see what God will do with our team as we follow Him into the mission field. Our mission is to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost, hopeless, hurting and sick of Uganda. We have a medical team with us that consists of two doctors, a nurse, a paramedic and an X-ray tech. Our team will conduct medical clinics, do hut to hut evangelism, hospital visitations, youth outreaches and encourage the church.
Some of the team have never been on a mission trip before. I’m sure they are apprehensive. We even have two young members of our team who are traveling with their mom and grandpa. Such a diverse team that I know God will use in a phenomenal way.
Please pray for traveling mercies for the team as we have a 15 1/2 hour first leg followed by a 14 hour layover and then another 9 hour flight. Pray that the team will stay healthy and focused on the Lord. Pray for unity with the team and the believers we will be interacting with. Pray for physical, emotional and spiritual strength as some of the areas we are working in may be extremely impoverished and difficult to get to. Pray for open hearts for those we will be sharing with that they will have their hearts prepared to receive Jesus.
We each know that God has called us and we are looking expectantly to Him.
Pastor Gary I Kusunoki