Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Change of Flight Plans

The countdown to launch had begun as I prepared to leave for Uganda again, when an announcement that my dearest friend and partner in ministry would be joining me for this trip. Praise His Holy name only God can open a way when there is not one! The Lord opened the door at the last minute to make it possible for Alicia to go to Uganda in someone's place who could no longer go. All we would have to do is pay for the additional expenses of the trip over the cost of airfare. With the airline ticket being 2,300 dollars this was an incredibly generous gift.

As Alicia was reading her bible this past Saturday morning she felt that she needed to share with the team going to Uganda what the Lord was laying on her heart for each of the team members. After everything was packed and Alicia was waiting to share, she found out she was being offered to step in her place! It has been our desire to go back to Uganda if ever given the opportunity to go again.

The focus of this trip is to strengthen an existing church plant that has struggled after their pastor was asked to resign, and then additional turnover with following pastors. They have a wonderful pastor in place and since several of the team members were used to plant the church originally, it was a great fit. We will do hut to hut sharing the gospel around that church and holding crusades every evening at the church, sharing the gospel in schools and prisons, conducting a soccer camp where we are giving away 80 soccer balls to various schools around the orphanage and tons of jerseys to all the kids. We will also be ministering to the kids at the orphanage through the soccer camp and other ministries. We will also be preaching/teaching in several other church plants that are near by to help strengthen them as well.

We ask that you would keep us in your prayers as we prepare as best we can to walk where God is calling us to walk. There are many details and logistics that need to get taken care of. In addition, while the ticket cost for Alicia has been taken care of, there is still the cost for all of the things that need to be paid for while in Uganda (i.e. lodging, meals, transportation, ministry expenses, translators, etc.). This is where we are stepping out in faith as we have to raise $1,000 of the $3,300 for the cost of the trip.

We cherish and covet your prayers and support. Please pray for us and our children as we prepare for this trip. Please pray for those who will hear the gospel for the first time (the many people in the village, the children in the villages and schools, the men and women in prison). Please also pray for the individual who is unable to make this trip because of family crisis as it must be doubly hard for them to not be going after all of their preparations. If God is leading you to join us financially, you can contact us by phone or e-mail to let us know of your intentions and we will let you know when and where to send the check. Tomball Bible Church will send you a receipt for your tax deductible contributions. If God is leading you to commit to praying for us over the next two weeks, please e-mail us so that we can update you during the trip.

Dear Lord, “Search us, O God, and know our hearts; Try us and know our anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in us, And lead us in the everlasting way” (Psalms 139:23-24). Amen

Simply Gripped by His Grace

1 comment:

  1. We will stand as prayer warriors over you guys!! Love you all!!


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