One thing about missions conferences - they humble you. These pastors and leaders express their thanks over and over again for how God has worked on their behalf.
Brother James Sebyoto is a Bible college graduate who started Word of Life Baptist Church in Lukaya. This year he has turned it over to another man to start Light Independent Baptist Church in the very poor fishing village of Kalangala. Our church has been praying with him about the need for a motorcycle for him to travel back and forth between these villages.
Brother Robert is the one who is now leading Word of Life Baptist Church. He gave testimony of how the church has not lost members in the leadership transition but has instead grown. Hallelujah!
This was the first time for Brother Moses to speak before a group of Christians besides at his own church, and he was so excited that it was hard for him to stop talking. Lutoboka Baptist Church was also started by the same missionary that started Lake View Baptist Church (see yesterday's post about Brother Matthew). Moses spoke of how lost they were when the missionary returned to the States leaving them with no direction or guidance. On one of our church's soul winning trips to the islands, our people gave out John/Romans booklets in his area. When he returned from his trip, his people excitedly spoke of some people from another Baptist church. After a couple of months, Brother Paul made contact with Moses and has since been helping him and his people be grounded in the Word of God.
Brother Charles has been leading Kisojo Independent Baptist Church which was started by fellow Missionary Marlin Petersen. Charles is one of our Bible college students and has been doing a great job in leading his members.
We have been blessed by three great days of fellowship and preaching. The men have been stirred and instructed. It has been great for all. Please pray for our church as we will be taking up missions commitments Sunday morning. After the service we will be having lunch for all of the members to close out the conference. Thank you for your prayers and support that enable us to personally minister here in Uganda. Have a great weekend!