Brother Henry was first to speak. He pastors Mbirizi Baptist Church and assists with Katovu Baptist Church. Mbirizi church is praying for land on which to build their own building. Bro. Henry was talking about how their children's program has grown, and they are really needing a room for a children's Sunday School. A Muslim man was talking with him and said, "You will never be very many. Your religion takes just one wife. We take sometimes four so that we can produce many children." Bro. Henry replied, "That's ok. You produce the children, and we will bring them to Christ."
If you have read any prayer letters or updates from us, you already know Brother Paul. He is the lame man in our church that must crawl everywhere, yet he is ministering to the Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria. He is helping with two churches there and must take a boat between the islands. A couple of weeks ago, he asked our church to pray about the need to reach all of the 84 islands by boat evangelism. We began praying as a church but did not mention it to any outside sources. Two days later, we received a call from the U.S. with the news that someone had a desire to help us with the purchase of a boat for Paul. We waited to give him the news until tonight after he had given his testimony with the prayer request of needing a boat. His mother has asked him why he can't minister safely on the mainland. He replied, "When the time comes for me to die, it doesn't matter if I am in a boat or on the mainland. What matters is that I am serving Jesus." His mom says that his heart is dead to all but the ministry.
Then before Keith preached Brother Julius testified to the work he is leading in Katovu. This church has gone through a lot throughout the years, yet a core group has remained faithful. It was at this church that Keith baptized over 40 people not too long ago. Praise the Lord!
|Thanks to the Geers for loaning us their flags. It really spruced things up!|