Uganda: Foundations for the Future

Greetings from Uganda!

The team from JFBC is a week into our trip with three more days to go.  We have been working at the Hands of Love schools in Kampala and in the Mayuge district close to Lake Victoria. 

Don and David have been conducting seminars on the foundational stories of the bible and bible study training. 

Steven has done well over 100 medical screenings and treatments.  He is also doing interactive health education with the students which has gone very well.  Melissa and Teri have been supporting Steven at the clinic as well as teaching the children the bible and doing crafts as they wait for their medical screening.  They have also spent time sharing the gospel and loving on the house moms as well.

On Sunday, the business seminar after church was well attended and very well received.  The business content was presented as Wisdom for Success as we discussed what true success really is.  Don, David, and Steven all shared their perspectives on success God’s way and how our businesses can also be a unique and effective platform for Christ.

The rest of the week has been spent on campus with the teachers and the students.  We received a great welcome from the students as they performed their local dances and songs of welcome.  There were even some spontaneous dances done by some of team members which almost brought the house down. 

Each day on campus, Don and David have been given over four hours of training time with the students and teachers.  Both the teachers and the students have learned about the big picture story of the Bible and scripture study methods.  On our last day at the Namadhi campus, we presented the whole story of the bible to them with a challenge to carry it into their own hearts and to others.  One of the teachers approached Don after the last training session to accept Jesus into his life.  It was awesome!

We were also able to visit with missionary Mark Gwartney and his family at Good Shepherd’s Fold as we looked at how they are running their boarding and day school for children as well.  We had a great time visiting with them and seeing what God is doing through them.  The Hands of Love team got a good opportunity to compare notes and discuss things they could do together in the future.

God has blessed us with safety and health, and He has presented many opportunities to the team to share the gospel clearly, and our prayer and verse is that we will have the same opportunities at the other campus as we close out the trip.  To God be the glory!

“Pray that I may proclaim the gospel clearly, as I should.  Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.  Let your conversations always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”  Colossians 4:4-6