The long road home! After packing up early we were on the road – a very l-o-o-ng road back into Kampala where we met some old friends. Then out to Entebbe and the sad goodbyes which always come at the end of the trip – til we meet again! Mission complete – with much fruit! Tired, we arrived in Bristol – but what a trip! We had fulfilled our mission mandate: Abide in Me and you will bear much fruit. Many thousands had attended the conference and crusades to hear the teaching o
All the team went out to teach in the different churches which are part of the Unity of Churches. Quite an experience as the team were all dropped off in small groups in different village churches. The church we visited was no bigger than a small room.
A significant day – the last of the conference. Paul spoke about, ‘Arise, shine; for your light has come!’ Isaiah 60, prophesying and encouraging the congregation to rise up and not be discouraged taking practical steps to lift themselves up. Leaders in Unity In the afternoon Pastor Bob met with local church leaders to encourage them in the work of the ministry. The team was also encouraged as 50 leaders from the local Unity of Churches attended. Youth in the making Team memb
We visited Pastor Isaiah’s church school in the morning. Many here were born again and prayed for to be filled with the Holy Spirit. In the afternoon at the local technology college we were able to give out woodworking and bricklaying tools as well as sewing equipment. The final night at the crusade ended with dramatic ‘fire’ as Ian preached against a background of thunder and lightning. Amid a torrential deluge of rain we had to rush to get our equipment away and under cover
‘Revival is here,’ Pastor Victor told the church which had been hosting the conference. ‘I was so concerned the presence of God was no longer here – now it is!’ Another great day at the conference. Kirsty spoke on the love of God; Alina on repentance. A powerful response from the people. Another overwhelming day at the schools.1,700 at the first school – the largest in the county with just 25 teachers. No food for lunch and no water on the site. But they enjoyed the story of
Pastor Bob spoke at the conference tracing God’s plan of salvation through Genesis to the Gospels and Revelation. The anointing of God fell on the place as people repented. Another team led by Jon with Paul, Clare, Kirsty, Jayson and Vicky went to the schools. The first school involved a bit of a ‘lion hunt’ to get to, ‘through long grass, short grass’. 700 children under trees for shade roaring like lions, learning about Daniel – their natural language Bible is not translate
First real day of the mission. We travelled the 18k along red, dusty earth tracks from Mbale to Bubolo – amid the most spectacular green, tropical scenery set against a stunning background of the Elgon mountains, dotted with mud brick houses and small plots of matoke (green banana), corn, millet – and small children running and waving as our bus came through. The sound of music and dancing told us we had arrived at the village church – rebuilt in the last 2 weeks following a
Meeting for breakfast under the high beamed roof of our hotel it was brilliant to meet old friends from Bible School – Eddie, Michael with his wife Prima, Patrick and his son Parla, Gerrard, Florence, Stanley and of course Richard, Grace and Eva. It was phenomenal to see students we knew in Carmel now worship leaders, pastors and evangelists reproducing all they had learnt, praying and prophesying over everyone. They are bearing good fruit because they learnt in good ground.