Greetings to all of our beloved family, and friends!
For the first time in over a year, I am writing a blog post from the States. We have been in America for over a month now, and what a wonderfully enriching time it has been. Our family has had the pleasure of taking a road trip through the East, and met up with dear friends in Pennsylvania and Kentucky in the process. We have also made many new friends along the way here in Massachusetts. Deep connections have taken root in a very short amount of time-- we are living Psalm 133:1 in a way we have never experienced before!
Not only has our time in Boston been rich with kingdom fellowship, but being here has given us plenty of opportunity to reach out and make connections with some non-Christians. The mission field is large, and it stretches across the entire earth! Do what you can, where you're at, with what you have. Charlton and I have had the pleasure of giving an account for the hope that is in us through sharing meals with others, and by engaging in spiritual conversations on public transportation. People in these parts are certainly not shy when it comes to asking questions! See guys, looking weird has it's perks... you get to meet really interesting people. :) What a great outlet for evangelism.
But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. -1 Peter 3:14-16Being here has really solidified decisions we have made in the past, and clarified the way to move forward in Kampala. With that being said, we have some really exciting news to share. With the guidance and help of our brothers and sisters in Christ here at Followers of the Way, we will be planting a home fellowship in the heart of Kampala! Several families, along with multiple singles will be moving to Kampala with us to start a business, and have that business be the hub of everything that we do! We have a vision to reach out to a very large muslim population, to evangelize one of the largest Universities in East Africa, as well as continuing care for the street boys, and the poor in the slums. God is placing everything together so perfectly for this intercity mission!
We ask for your continued prayers as all of this is coming together. None of this can be done without fervent prayer.
We will also be keeping you updated as everything unfolds. On that note, I will leave you with some pictures from this past month.
Because of Jesus
|We've enjoyed great family time, as well as time with friends.|
This is a memorial for all the Jews who lost their lives at concentration camps. This is set up in Boston, and has each person's number on it who died. Smoke also rises from the bottom representing the gas that killed so many. There is a memorial for each major camp.
|Ava turned 5!!|